Collaborative (Group) Author


A group of authors (contributors) credited under one name, either as a collaboration in the strictest sense, or when an organization, institution, or corporation is the author.


Not to be confused with the element Contributor Group <contrib>, which is just a wrapper element that holds information, such as the names and affiliations of a group of individual contributors.

This element may be used in bibliographic references <citation> and <nlm-citation>. For extensive examples of formatted <nlm-citation>s including use of <collab>s in <nlm-citation>s, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations. To see tagged versions of these examples, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations - XML Tagged.


collab-type Type of Collaboration
id Identifier
xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration

Model Description

Any combination of:

Tagged Example

<nlm-citation citation-type="journal">
  <collab>The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplantation Team</collab>
  <article-title>Failure of syngeneic bone-marrow graft without preconditioning in post-hepatitis marrow aplasia</article-title>