Wrapper element for one or more authors, editors, translators, etc. that are named in a cited reference.
This element may be used in bibliographic references <citation> and <nlm-citation>. For extensive examples of formatted <nlm-citation>s including use of <person-group>s in <nlm-citation>s, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations. To see tagged versions of these examples, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations - XML Tagged.
This element is very similar to the <contrib-group> element in the metadata. It would have been nice to design the DTD in such a way that there was just one element that could be used inside both the metadata and inside a citation. But using the same name for both elements was not possible, because the content of the two elements is different, and this is a DTD not a schema. (Note: Some schema languages could accommodate such context-related model differences.)
<nlm-citation citation-type="journal"> <person-group> <name> <surname>You</surname> <given-names>CH</given-names> </name> <name> <surname>Lee</surname> <given-names>KY</given-names> </name> <name> <surname>Chey</surname> <given-names>RY</given-names> </name> <name> <surname>Menguy</surname> <given-names>R</given-names> </name> </person-group> <article-title>Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting</article-title> <source>Gastroenterology</source> <year>1980</year> <month>08</month> <volume>79</volume> <issue>2</issue> <fpage>311</fpage> <lpage>314</lpage> </nlm-citation>