Correspondence Information

Information concerning how and with whom to correspond about an article.


A cross-reference element (<xref>) may point to this element’s @id attribute.


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

Related Elements

Best Practice: In current journal tag set practice, information naming one contributor as the corresponding contributor may be tagged explicitly using a <corresp> element or may just be one of many footnotes <fn> concerning the contributor. Although this Suite supports both practices, if possible, the correspondence information should be tagged using the <corresp> element.

Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | addr-line | country | fax | institution | phone | email | ext-link | uri | bold | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | label | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:


Example 1

<contrib contrib-type="author">
<role>senior scientist</role>
<xref ref-type="aff">
<xref ref-type="corresp" rid="cor1">&#x2010;</xref>
</sup>Policlinique M&#x00E9;dicale Universitaire, 1005 Lausanne,
Switzerland, <sup>
</sup>Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern,
<fn fn-type="con">
<p>&#x2003; Contributors: VD'A was responsible for data entry,
management and analysis, interpretation of results, and writing
the manuscript. PL was responsible for clinical supervision,
data collection, and interpretation of results.</p>
<corresp id="cor1">&#x2010; Correspondence to: B Genton
<pub-date pub-type="pub" iso-8601-date="2002-04-13">

Example 2

<corresp>Correspondence should be directed to Tabitha O&rsquo;Malley,
RN, Assistant Editor, <italic>Ste. Genevieve Journal of
Nursing</italic>.  Letters may be routed electronically
(email: tomalley@ste_genevieve_nursing.edu) or by mail to:
Ste. Genevieve School of Nursing, Lowell Administrative
Building, 110 Chesterfield Drive, Winston, PA  68490-3257.