Type of Footnote

Type of information conveyed in the footnote (for example, contributor’s current affiliation, financial disclosure statement, reprint information).


There are many reasons why the text or metadata of an article might be footnoted. Where those reasons are known (for example, the reasons are listed in the suggested values list below), this attribute can preserve that information. This could be a means of preserving, for example, that a contributor is on a leave of absence.

Attribute Values

In Element

comCommunicated-by information.
conContributed-by information.
conflictConflict of interest statements.
correspCorresponding author information not identified separately, but merely footnoted.
current-affContributor’s current affiliation.
deceasedPerson has died since article was written.
edited-byContributor has the role of an editor.
equalContributed equally to the creation of the document.
financial-disclosureStatement of funding or denial of funds received in support of the research on which an article is based.
on-leaveContributor is on sabbatical or other leave of absence.
otherSome footnote type, other than those enumerated.
participating-researchersContributor was a researcher for an article.
present-addressContributor’s current address.
presented-atConference, colloquium, or other occasion at which this paper was presented.
presented-byContributor who presented the material.
previously-atContributor’s previous location or affiliation.
study-group-membersContributor was a member of the study group for the research.
supplementary-materialPoints to or describes supplementary material for the article.
supported-byResearch upon which an article is based was supported by some entity.
Restriction: This is an optional attribute; there is no default.