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

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 Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  author-notes %author-notes-model;                         >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta> Article Metadata

Tagged Example

<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">10092260</article-id>
<article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly
<fn fn-type="con"><p>Contributors: AF planned and initiated the
review, conducted literature searches, assessed the trials, drafted
and redrafted the final report. JY planned and initiated the review, assessed
trials, and redrafted the final report. PL planned the review, assessed trials,
provided methodological support, and redrafted the final report. The day
hospital group is formed from the authors of this systematic review and the
authors of the original trials who provided additional information about trial
procedures and data: S Burch, J Longbottom, M Mckay, C Borland, T Prevost
(Huntingdon); Kaisu Pitkala (Helsinki); John Gladman (Nottingham); Susan
Hedrick, M L Rothman, M K Chapko, J L Ehreth, P Diehr, T S Inui, R T Connis, P L
Grover, J R Kelly (United States); E Hui, C Lum, R L C Kay, J Woo, K H Or (Hong
Kong); N Vetter (Cardiff). Victor Cummings, Joan Eagle, and S J Ogle also
supported the review. J Baskett provided additional information and T K Kong
identified a relevant trial.</p>
<fn><p>...Dr Forster <email>a.forster@leeds.ac.uk</email></p></fn>
<pub-date pub-type="pub"><day>27</day>