Institution Name: in an Address

The name of an institution or organization, such as a university or corporation


All levels of a multi-tier organization are listed within a single <institution> element, for example, a program, a department, and a university may be part of the same <institution>. Similarly both a division and a corporation would be inside one <institution>.

Conversion Note: If an archive wishes to record divisional distinctions made by a publisher, such as an “organization” element with “dept” and “office” sub-elements, the embedded divisions could be converted to this Tag Set using <named-content> elements:

<institution content-type="edu">
  University of Frostbite Falls
  <named-content content-type="dept">Dept of Campus Security</named-content>
  <named-content content-type="dept">Dept of Moose and Squirrel
  <named-content content-type="office">Office of the Acting Dean


content-type Type of Content
id Identifier
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  institution  (#PCDATA %institution-elements;)*            >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | break | bold | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<address>, <addr-line>, <aff>, <collab>, <corresp>, <element-citation>, <mixed-citation>, <principal-award-recipient>, <product>, <publisher-loc>, <related-article>, <related-object>


<book-id pub-id-type="other">handbook</book-id>
<book-title>The NCBI Handbook</book-title>
<aff id="bid.m.1">
<institution>National Center for Biotechnology Information
(NCBI), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes
of Health</institution>,
<addr-line>Bethesda, MD 20892-6510</addr-line>