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.

With the Element

Value Meaning
abbr Abbreviations.
com Communicated-by information.
con Contributed-by information.
conflict Conflict of interest statements.
corresp Corresponding author information not identified separately, but merely footnoted.
current-aff Contributor’s current affiliation.
deceased Person has died since article was written.
edited-by Contributor has the role of an editor.
equal Contributed equally to the creation of the document.
financial-disclosure Statement of funding or denial of funds received in support of the research on which an article is based.
on-leave Contributor is on sabbatical or other leave of absence.
other Some footnote type, other than those enumerated.
participating-researchers Contributor was a researcher for an article.
present-address Contributor’s current address.
presented-at Conference, colloquium, or other occasion at which this paper was presented.
presented-by Contributor who presented the material.
previously-at Contributor’s previous location or affiliation.
study-group-members Contributor was a member of the study group for the research.
supplementary-material Points to or describes supplementary material for the article.
supported-by Research upon which an article is based was supported by some entity.
Restriction: @fn-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<fn fn-type="con"><p>Contributors: AF planned and initiated
the review, conducted literature searches, ...</p></fn>