Qualifiers that follow a person’s name (for example, Sr., Jr., III, 3rd).


Best Practice: The <suffix> element should be used for parts of people’s names, not for degrees, such as Ph.D. or DDS. The academic degrees are part of the information that is known about a contributor, not part of the name of the contributor, and should take the <degrees> element. Degree and certification information should be placed directly following the person’s name within the contributor information:
<contrib contrib-type="..." corresp="yes">


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  suffix       (#PCDATA %suffix-elements;)*                 >

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:


<given-names>R. C.</given-names>