Correspondence Information


Information concerning which of the authors (or other contributors) is the corresponding contributor, to whom information requests should be addressed


Conversion Note: In a typical case, the id attribute of an contributor’s affiliation (<aff>), correspondence information (<corresp>), or any footnote in the author note group will be pointed to by one or more Contributor <contrib> elements, thereby linking the two.

However, in those instances in which a symbol or some other mechanism denotes a relationship between a contributor and his/her affiliation, correspondence information, etc., use <xref> to point to the affiliation (<aff>), the corresponding information (<corresp>), or footnote in the author note group.

Conversion Note: Even if the explicitly tagged numbers or symbols for author linkages are preserved during conversion, the linkage from a contributor to an affiliation should be made using the ID/IDREF mechanism during the conversion. The ID/IDREF should be created even if the mechanism must be inserted.


content-type Type of Content
id Identifier

Related Elements

Conversion Note: 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. Although this Suite supports both practices, if possible, the correspondence information should be tagged using the Correspondence Information <corresp> element.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  corresp      (#PCDATA %corresp-elements;)*                >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<author-notes> Author Note Group

Tagged Example

<contrib contrib-type="author">
<role>senior scientist</role>
<xref ref-type="aff">
<xref ref-type="corresp" rid="cor1">&#x2010;</xref>
<contrib contrib-type="author">...</contrib>
</sup>Policlinique M&#x00E9;dicale Universitaire, 1005 Lausanne,
Switzerland, <sup><italic>b</italic>
</sup>Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern,
<fn fn-type="con">
<p>&#x2003; Contributors: VD'A was responsible for data entry,
management and analysis, interpretation of results, and writing 
the manuscript. PL was responsible for clinical supervision, data
collection, and interpretation of results.</p>
<corresp id="cor1">&#x2010; Correspondence to: B Genton