Name of Person


Wrapper element for the component elements of personal names, such as a <surname>


If the name parts are unknown or untagged, put the whole name within the Surname element (<surname>), for example, <surname>Prince Charles</surname>. The tag abuse of overloading the <surname> tag is likely to lead to better search capability than merely leaving the person’s name untagged.


name-style Name Style

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  name         (surname, given-names?, prefix?, suffix?)    >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <contrib> Contributor; <person-group> Person Group for a Cited Publication; <product> Product Information; <related-article> Related Article Information

Tagged Example

<article-title>Systematic review of day hospital 
care for elderly people</article-title>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Anne Williams</given-names>
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<aff id="StLukes">Department of Health Care
for the Elderly, St Luke&#x2019;s Hospital, Bradford BD5 
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British 
Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder>
<p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance 
in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p>