Corresponding Author

Indicates whether or not the named contributor (e.g., an author) should receive correspondence. The attribute is set to “yes” if the contributor is a corresponding author.


Although many journals specify only one corresponding author, in other journals there is no limit to the number of contributors who may be designated to receive correspondence for an article. Accordingly, more than one <contrib> element may have its @corresp attribute set to “yes”.

Attribute Values

In Element

Value Meaning
no This author (or other contributor) is not a corresponding author.
yes This author (or other contributor) is a corresponding author.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.