Name of a institution or organization, such as a university or corporation, that is the affiliation for a contributor such as an author or an editor
All levels of a multi-tier organization are listed within a single <aff> element, for example, a program, a department, and a university may be part of the same <aff>. Similarly both a division and a corporation would be inside one <aff>.
Conversion Note: Even if the explicitly tagged numbers or symbols for author linkages are preserved during conversion, the linkage from a contributor to an affiliation should be made using the ID/IDREF mechanism during the conversion. The ID/IDREF should be created even if the mechanism must be inserted.
<!ELEMENT aff (#PCDATA %aff-elements;)* >
Any combination of:
... <article-meta> <article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id> <title-group>...</title-group> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Forster</surname> <given-names>Anne Williams</given-names> </name> <role>research physiotherapist</role> <xref ref-type="aff" rid="StLukes"/> </contrib> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Young</surname> <given-names>John G.</given-names></name> <role>consultant physician</role> <xref ref-type="aff" rid="RoyalInf"/> <author-comment><p>on behalf of the Day Hospital Group</p></author-comment> </contrib> </contrib-group> <aff id="StLukes"> <sup><italic>a</italic></sup>Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> <aff id="RoyalInf"> <sup><italic>b</italic></sup>Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF</aff> <pub-date pub-type="pub">...</pub-date> ... </article-meta> ...