Person Group for a Cited Publication


Wrapper element for one or more authors, editors, translators, etc., that are named in a cited reference


This element is very similar to the <contrib-group> element in the metadata for books and book components. It would have been nice to design the NCBI Book Tag Set and NCBI Collection Tag Set in such a way that there was just one element that could be used inside both the metadata and inside a citation. But using the same name for both elements was not possible, since the content of the two elements is different, and these are DTDs, not schemas. (Note: Some schema languages could accommodate such context-related model differences.)


id Identifier
person-group-type Type of People in the Person Group

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  person-group %person-group-model;                         >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <nlm-citation> NLM Citation Model; <related-article> Related Article Information; <related-object> Related Object Information

Tagged Examples

Example 1

In a bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):

<ref id="bid.41">
<article-title>A common language for physical mapping 
of the human genome</article-title>
<pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">2781285</pub-id>

Example 2

In a bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing preserved):

<citation citation-type="gov">
<person-group person-group-type="author">
<given-names>John C</given-names></name>
<aff>Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX</aff>
<gov>Report No.: NIH-N01-HV-5-3006-4-VI. Contract No.
<source>ALVAD: 1980. A comprehensive final report to NHLI</source>. 
Vol. <volume>1</volume>. 
<publisher-loc>Bethesda (MD)</publisher-loc>: 
<publisher-name>National Institutes of Health, National Heart and 
Lung Institute, Devices and Services Branch</publisher-name>; 
<month>01</month> <year>1980</year>. <page-count>340</page-count> p. 
Available from: NTIS, Springfield, VA; PB80-148810</citation>