An article metadata element that contains extra textual material associated with a contributor (an author or editor)
A typical author comment might explain, for example, some facts about the circumstances under which a contributor wrote the article material. Such remarks are typically added by the publisher, so this element will rarely be used in Authoring.
<!ELEMENT author-comment %author-comment-model; >
... <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="editor"> <name><surname>Pollard</surname> <given-names>Thomas D.</given-names></name> <author-comment> <p>This essay constitutes the second article in the “Genome Annotation Series” initiated by Thomas D. Pollard, Essay Editor. The first essay, by J.S. Berg, B.C. Powell, and R.E. Cheney, appeared in the April 2001 issue of <italic>Molecular Biology of the Cell</italic> (Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp 780–794).</p> </author-comment> </contrib> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Boehm</surname> <given-names>Markus</given-names></name> <aff>Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892</aff> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> ...