Publisher’s Name


Name of the person, company, or other entity which published a work


The <publisher-name> element is used in two contexts:

  1. As a part of the metadata concerning the article itself; and
  2. As part of the reference metadata inside a bibliographic reference list (inside a <citation> or <nlm-citation> within a <ref-list>).
For extensive examples of formatted <nlm-citation>s including use of <publisher-name>s in <nlm-citation>s, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations. To see tagged versions of these examples, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations - XML Tagged.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  publisher-name      
                        (#PCDATA %publisher-name-elements;)*         >


Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <nlm-citation> NLM Citation Model; <product> Product Information; <publisher> Publisher; <related-article> Related Article Information

Tagged Examples

Example 1

In article metadata:

<journal-id journal-id-type="pmc">bmj</journal-id>
<journal-id journal-id-type="pubmed">BMJ</journal-id>
<journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">BR MED J</journal-id>
<publisher><publisher-name>British Medical
<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">10092260</article-id>
<article-title>Systematic review of day
hospital care for elderly people</article-title>

Example 2

In a NLM-style bibliographic citation:

<nlm-citation citation-type="book">
<person-group person-group-type="author">
<given-names>Merle M</given-names>
<given-names>Arthur M</given-names>
<given-names>Charles F</given-names>
<source>Group counseling</source>
<publisher-loc>New York</publisher-loc>
<publisher-name>Holt, Rinehart, and Winston</publisher-name>