<author-notes> Author Note Group

Container element for notes about the article’s contributors.


Typical <author-notes> include correspondence notes and other footnotes to authors (and potentially about other contributors). Such footnotes/notes may name one of the authors a corresponding author, provide the author affiliation or current contact information, explain that the person has changed organizations, or provide other contributor-related material.

Best Practice

References to these footnotes <fn>, as to any other footnote, should be are made using the <xref> element.

Best Practice

While this element contains an optional <label> element, the <label> should be included only in those circumstances where a formatting override is needed; <label> should NOT be used in the ordinary course of tagging.
Related Elements
Best Practice: The current model allows identification of the corresponding contributor either by explicit tagging using a <corresp> element or by providing a footnote <fn> concerning the contributor. While this Tag Set supports both practices, best practice is to tag the correspondent information using the <corresp> element.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  author-notes %author-notes-model;                         >
Expanded Content Model

(label?, title?, (corresp | fn | p | x)+)

Tagged Sample

Reprint and communication

<article dtd-version="1.3">
    <contrib contrib-type="author">
    <contrib contrib-type="author">
     <xref ref-type="author-notes" rid="FN150">&#x002A;</xref>
   <aff>Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, 13 rue Pierre et Marie Curie,
    75005 Paris, France</aff>
    <fn id="FN150"><p>To whom reprint requests should be addressed. E-mail:
    <fn fn-type="com"><p>Communicated by Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Institute
     of Physico-Chemical Biology, Paris, France</p></fn>
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