Corresponding Author

Indicates whether or not the named contributor (e.g., an author) should receive correspondence. The attribute is set to “yes” if the contributor is a corresponding author.


Although many books specify only one corresponding author, in other books there is no limit to the number of contributors who may be designated to receive correspondence for a book. Accordingly, more than one <contrib> element may have its @corresp attribute set to “yes”.

Attribute Values

In Element

Value Meaning
no This author (or other contributor) is not a corresponding author.
yes This author (or other contributor) is a corresponding author; there may be more than one.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.