May 18, 2022 0 Comments


The @global tag specifies that a symbol should appear in the documentation as a global symbol. JSDoc ignores the symbol’s actual scope within the source file. This tag is especially useful for symbols that are defined locally, then assigned to a global symbol.


Use the @global tag to specify that a symbol should be documented as global.

Document an inner variable as a global
(function() {
    /** @global */
    var foo = 'hello foo';

    this.foo = foo;

See Also

  • @inner which marks a symbol as an inner member (Parent~Child).
  • @instance which marks a symbol as an instance member (Parent#Child).
  • @static which marks a symbol as a static member (Parent.Child)
  • @memberof! <global>, same as @global