Container element for information concerning a grouping of contributors, such as primary authors, editors, sponsors, translators, illustrators, etc. The members of the group are contributors who worked individually, not as a group.
The @content-type attribute should be used to name the type of contributor, “authors”, “editors”, “translators”, etc.
The <contrib-group>, should not be confused with the element <collab>, which is used for groups of authors, editors, etc. who are credited under a single name, either as a collaboration in the strictest sense, or when an organization, institution, or corporation is given as a contributor.
If issue contributors (as opposed to contributors to a particular article), are part of the metadata for an article, they should be listed in a separate <contrib-group> with a @content-type attribute such as “issue-editors”.
<!ELEMENT contrib-group %contrib-group-model; >
... <article-meta> <title-group> <article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly people</article-title> </title-group> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Forster</surname> <given-names>Anne Williams</given-names> </name> <role>research physiotherapist</role> <aff>Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> ... </article-meta> ...