Name of Person

Container element for the component elements of personal names, such as a <surname>


For a detailed discussion on the use of <name>, see Personal Names in Citations.

Conversion Note: If the name parts are unknown or untagged, the whole name can be placed

Use of a <string-name> or <surname> element is more likely to lead to better search results than merely leaving the person’s name untagged. (See Remarks for <string-name>.)


content-type Type of Content
name-style Name Style

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  name         (surname, given-names?, prefix?, suffix?)    >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<contrib>, <element-citation>, <mixed-citation>, <person-group>, <principal-award-recipient>, <principal-investigator>, <product>, <related-article>, <related-object>

Example 1

In an element-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):

<element-citation publication-type="journal" publication-format="print">
<name><surname>Llanos De La Torre Quiralte</surname>
<name><surname>Garijo Ayestaran</surname>
<name><surname>Poch Olive</surname>
<article-title xml:lang="es">Evolucion de la mortalidad
infantil de La Rioja (1980-1998)</article-title>
<trans-title xml:lang="en">Evolution of the infant
mortality rate in la Rioja in Spain 
<source>An Esp Pediatr</source>
<comment>Figura 3, Tendencia de mortalidad infantil
[Figure 3, Trends in infant mortality]; p. 418.

Example 2

<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Anne Williams</given-names>
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="StLukes"/>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<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 
<aff id="StLukes">Department of Health Care
for the Elderly, St Luke&#x2019;s Hospital, Bradford BD5 
<aff id="RoyalInf">Academic Section
of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow 
G4 0SF</aff>
<pub-date pub-type="pub">...</pub-date>