Container element for information concerning a grouping of contributors, such as primary authors, editors, sponsors, translators, illustrators, etc. The members of the group are contributors who worked individually, not as a group.
The @content-type attribute should be used to name the type of contributor, “authors”, “editors”, “translators”, etc.
The <contrib-group>, should not be confused with the element <collab>, which is used for groups of authors, editors, etc. who are credited under a single name, either as a collaboration in the strictest sense, or when an organization, institution, or corporation is given as a contributor.
If issue contributors (as opposed to contributors to a particular article), are part of the metadata for an article, they should be listed in a separate <contrib-group> with a @content-type attribute such as “issue-editors”.
<!ELEMENT contrib-group %contrib-group-model; >
(contrib+, (address | aff | author-comment | bio | email | ext-link | on-behalf-of | role | uri | xref)*)
The following, in order:
... <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">Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> <aff id="RoyalInf">Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF</aff> <pub-date pub-type="pub">...</pub-date> ... </article-meta> ...