Person Group for a Cited Publication

Container element for one or more contributors in a bibliographic reference.


The container can be used to group all the contributors of a particular type (for example, authors, editors, directors, translators) that are named in a reference.
Related Essay: For a discussion on the use of <person-group>, see Personal Names in Citations.
Usage: This element may be used in bibliographic references (<element-citation> and <mixed-citation>).
This element may also include any punctuation and spacing that is between the names, even when this element is used within an <element-citation>. Therefore, within the context of an element-only <element-citation>, care should be taken not to accidentally allow punctuation and spaces, since an XML parser will not view this as an error.


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  person-group %person-group-model;                         >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | anonymous | collab | collab-alternatives | name | name-alternatives | string-name | aff | aff-alternatives | etal | role | x)*


This element may be contained in:

Example 1

In an element-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):
<ref id="bid.41">
<article-title>A common language for physical mapping of the 
human genome</article-title>
<year iso-8601-date="1989">1989</year>
<pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">2781285</pub-id>

Example 2

In a mixed-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing preserved):
<ref id="pbiob001a">
<mixed-citation publication-type="journal">
<person-group person-group-type="author">
<article-title>A clinical evaluation of the International
Lymphoma Study Group classification of non-Hodgkin&rsquo;s
lymphoma. The Non-Hodgkin&rsquo;s Lymphoma Classification
Project</article-title>. <source>Blood</source>
<year iso-8601-date="1997">1997</year>;
<pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">9166827</pub-id>.