Type of Figure

Identifies the type or format of the figure (for example, “ cartoon ”, “ chart ”, “ diagram ”, “ map ”, “ plate ”, “ workflow ”).


This attribute was created to preserve existing semantic content when converting from a publisher’s tag set. Many journal tag sets make a distinction between different types of graphical objects (some by means of attributes, others with distinct elements). In this Tag Set, all these figure types will be tagged using the <fig> element. The distinctions between different types of figures can be preserved using the @fig-type attribute, for example, by recording the content type of the figure, such as “ map ”.

Attribute Values

In Element

Value Meaning
Data characters Text, numbers, or special characters.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.