Institution Name: in an Address

Name of an institution or organization (for example, a university or corporation).


Common Practice: All levels of a multi-tier organization are typically listed within a single <institution> element. For example, a program, a department, and a university may be part of the same <institution>. Similarly both a division and a corporation would be inside one <institution>.

<institution content-type="edu">
University of Frostbite Falls, Dept of Campus Security, 
Dept of Moose and Squirrel Security, 
Office of the Acting Dean</institution>

Alternatively, if an archive wishes to record divisional distinctions made by a publisher, such as an “organization” element with “dept” and “office” sub-elements, the embedded divisions could be converted to this Tag Set using multiple <institution> elements using the @content-type attribute to differentiate department and office. As yet another alternative, the distinction can be made with <named-content> elements:

  <institution content-type="edu">
    University of Frostbite Falls
    <named-content content-type="dept">
      Dept of Campus Security</named-content>
    <named-content content-type="dept">
      Dept of Moose and Squirrel Security</named-content>
    <named-content content-type="office">
      Office of the Acting Dean</named-content>


content-type Type of Content
id Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
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
xml:lang Language

Related Elements

The elements used in an address may include the address class elements: <addr-line>, <country>, <fax>, <institution>, and <phone> and the address linking class elements: <email>, <ext-link>, and <uri>.

Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | sub | sup)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<address>, <addr-line>, <aff>, <collab>, <corresp>, <element-citation>, <mixed-citation>, <principal-award-recipient>, <product>, <related-article>, <related-object>


<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Michael Q.</given-names>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="affDorelco"><sup>1</sup></xref>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>James C.</given-names>
<degrees>Ph D</degrees>
<aff id="affDorelco">Dorelco Corporation Ltd.</aff>
<aff id="IIDR">
<institution>Institute of Infectious Disease Research
<addr-line>Oberlin, Washington 96204;</addr-line>
<aff id="UWW">
<institution>Department of Pathobiology,
University of WallieWash</institution>
<addr-line>Oberlin, Washington 96204</addr-line>
<institution>University of Kuopio</institution>
<institution>Kalakukko Corporation</institution>
<addr-line>17 West Jefferson St.</addr-line>
<addr-line>Suite 207</addr-line>
<addr-line>New South Finland, MD 20856.</addr-line>
<phone>(301) 754-5766</phone>
<fax>(301) 754-5765</fax>