A group of authors, editors, or other contributors credited under a single name, either as a collaboration in the strict sense of the word, or when an organization such as a laboratory, educational institution, corporation, or department acts as the contributor, for example authored the work
Not to be confused with <contrib-group>, which is a container element that holds information such as the names and affiliations of a group of individual contributors.
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Any combination of:
... <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <collab> <named-content content-type="program">Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)</named-content>, <institution>World Health Organization</institution>, Geneva, <country>Switzerland</country> </collab> </contrib> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <collab> <named-content content-type="program">Nonoccupational HIV PEP Task Force, Brown University AIDS Program</named-content> and the <institution>Rhode Island Department of Health</institution>, Providence, Rhode Island</collab> </contrib> </contrib-group> ...
In an element-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):
... <ref id="bid.1626"> <label>2</label> <element-citation> <person-group/> <collab>The BAC Resource Consortium</collab> <year>2001</year> <article-title>Integration of cytogenetic landmarks into the draft sequence of the human genome</article-title> <source>Nature</source> <volume>409</volume> <fpage>953</fpage> <lpage>958</lpage> <pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">11237021</pub-id> </element-citation> </ref> ...
In a mixed-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing preserved):
... <ref id="B1"><label>1</label> <mixed-citation publication-type="book"> <collab>Research Unit of the Royal College of Physicians and British Geriatric Society</collab>. <source>Geriatric day hospitals: their role and guidelines for good practice</source>. <publisher-loc>London</publisher-loc>: <publisher-name>RCP</publisher-name>; <year>1994</year>. </mixed-citation> </ref> ...