Qualifiers that follow a person’s name, for example, “Sr.”, “Jr.”, “III”, “3rd”, etc.
The <suffix> element can be used in two contexts:
As part of information about a contributor, the <suffix> element should be used for parts of people’s names, not for degrees (e.g., Ph.D. or DDS). The academic degrees are part of the information that is known about a contributor, not part of the name of the contributor, and should take the <degrees> element. Degree and certification information may be placed directly following the person’s name within the contributor information:
<contributor ...> <name> <surname>Smyth-Jones</surname> <given-names>George</given-names> <suffix>Sr.</suffix> </name> <degrees>PhD</degrees> </contributor>
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Any combination of:
In a mixed-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing preserved):
... <string-name> <surname>Moellering</surname> <given-names>R. C.</given-names> <suffix>Jr.</suffix> </string-name> ...