Corresponding Author


Indicates whether the named contributor (e.g., an author) should receive correspondence, i.e., the attribute is set to “yes” if the contributor is a corresponding author


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

Attribute Values

In Element

<contrib> Contributor
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.