Author Note Group


Collection of footnotes to, or correspondence notes about, authors (and potentially about other contributors). Such footnotes/notes typically name one of the authors a corresponding author, provide the author affiliation or current contact information, explain that the person has changed organizations, or provide other contributor-related material.


References to these footnotes <fn>, as to any other footnote, should be are made using the <xref> element.

Authoring Note: While this element contains an optional Label (of a Figure, Reference, Etc.) element, the Label (of a Figure, Reference, Etc.) element should be included only in those circumstances where a formatting override is needed; Label (of a Figure, Reference, Etc.) should NOT be used in the ordinary course of tagging.


id Identifier
rid Reference to an Identifier

Related Elements

Authoring and Conversion Note: In current DTD practice, information naming one contributor as the corresponding contributor may be tagged explicitly using a <corresp> element or may just be one of many footnotes <fn> concerning the contributor. While this DTD Suite supports both practices, best practice is to tag the correspondent information using the Correspondence Information <corresp> element.

Model Description

The following, in order:

Tagged Example

<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Anne Williams</given-names>
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="StLukes"/>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>John G.</given-names></name>
<role>consultant physician</role>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="RoyalInf"/>
<author-comment><p>on behalf of the Day Hospital 
<aff id="StLukes">
<sup><italic>a</italic></sup>Department of Health Care
for the Elderly, St Luke&#x2019;s Hospital, Bradford BD5 
<pub-date pub-type="pub">...