Email Address

The electronic mail address of a person or institution


The address element <email> is allowed as part of a paragraph as well as inside an address. There are two ways to treat an email address in text: as and <email> element or as and <ext-link> element. If both a textual phrase (“the Moody Institute’s email address”) and a mailto URL are required, the <ext-link> element should be used.


content-type Type of Content
specific-use Specific Use
xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration

Related Elements

The elements used in an address include the address class elements: <addr-line>, <country>, <fax>, <institution>, and <phone> and the address linking class elements: <email>, <ext-link>, <multi-link>, and <uri>.

Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<address>, <aff>, <alt-title>, <array>, <article-title>, <attrib>, <bold>, <book-meta>, <book-part-meta>, <book-title>, <chapter-title>, <chem-struct>, <chem-struct-wrap>, <collab>, <collection-name>, <comment>, <contrib>, <contrib-group>, <copyright-statement>, <corresp>, <def-head>, <disp-formula>, <disp-formula-group>, <element-citation>, <fig>, <fig-group>, <funding-statement>, <graphic>, <inline-supplementary-material>, <italic>, <license-p>, <media>, <meta-value>, <mixed-citation>, <monospace>, <named-content>, <overline>, <p>, <part-title>, <preformat>, <product>, <publisher-loc>, <related-article>, <related-object>, <roman>, <sans-serif>, <sc>, <source>, <strike>, <styled-content>, <sub>, <subtitle>, <sup>, <supplementary-material>, <table-wrap>, <table-wrap-group>, <td>, <term>, <term-head>, <th>, <title>, <trans-source>, <trans-subtitle>, <trans-title>, <underline>


<p>In general, users generate the appropriate files 
for the submission type and then email the files to 
<email>batch-sub@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov</email>. If the 
files are too big for email, they can be deposited 
into a FTP account. Upon receipt, the files are 
examined by a GenBank annotator, who fixes any errors 
when possible or contacts the submitter to request 
corrected files. Once the files are satisfactory, 
they are loaded into the appropriate database and 
assigned Accession numbers. ...</p>