Block of graphic or textual material that is identified as a figure, usually bearing a caption and a label such as “Figure 3.” or “Figure”.


fig-type Type of Figure
id Identifier
orientation Orientation
originator Originator
position Position
specific-use Specific Use
xml:lang Language

Model Description

The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<ack>, <app>, <app-group>, <bio>, <body>, <boxed-text>, <disp-quote>, <fig-group>, <glossary>, <license-p>, <named-content>, <non-normative-example>, <non-normative-note>, <notes>, <p>, <ref-list>, <sec>, <styled-content>, <td>, <term-display>, <term-sec>, <th>


<p>We identified ... Details of randomization procedures,
treatment schedules, and numbers of patients followed up
are given on the <italic>BMJ</italic> website.</p>
<fig id="F1">
<label>Figure 1</label>
<title>Deaths Among Patients Receiving Day Hospital
Care or Alternative Services.</title>
<p>Odds ratios of death by end of follow up were calculated
by fixed effects model. Heterogeneity between trials is
presented as &amp;#x03C7;<sup>2</sup></p>
<graphic xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"


The following example illustrates the use of the @position attribute to control the positioning of figures within a group. Here, the values “float-left” and “float-right” are used to place the two figures side by side.

	<p>The assessed working position is the feeding and cutting of
	a stack of paper with a paper trimmer press, powered by
	compressed air and elecricity.  Three basic tasks
	  have been identified and analysed:<list>
	      <p>positioning of the paper stack;</p>
	      <p>pressure on the paper stack;</p>
	      <p>paper cutting.</p>
	<p>Figures <xref ref-type="fig"
	  and <xref ref-type="fig"
	  show a working placing a stack of paper sheets
	  before activating the cutting process.
	<fig-group position="anchor">
	  <fig id="A-4-positioning" position="float-left">
	      <p>Positioning stack of paper sheets</p>
	    <graphic xlink:href="positioning.tiff"/>
	  <fig id="A-5-hand" position="float-right">
	      <p>Worker's hand under cutter</p>
	    <graphic xlink:href="hand.tiff"/>