Name of an institution or organization (for example, university, corporation) with which a contributor is affiliated.
All levels of a multi-tier organization are listed within a single <aff> element; for example, a program, a department, and a university may be part of the same <aff>. Similarly, both a division and a corporation would be inside one <aff>.
Even if the explicitly tagged numbers or symbols for author linkages are preserved in conversion, the ID/IDREF linking mechanism should be maintained or created during conversion.
If an archive wishes to record divisional distinctions made by a publisher, such as an “<institution>” element with “<dept>” and “<office>” sub-elements for the affiliation, the embedded divisions could be converted to this Tag Set using <named-content> elements:
<aff> <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> </institution> </aff>
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Any combination of:
... <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Weinstein</surname> <given-names>Melvin P.</given-names></name> <aff>Departments of Medicine and Pathology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-0019</aff> <address> <institution>Departments of Medicine and Pathology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School</institution> <addr-line>1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl.</addr-line> <addr-line>New Brunswick, NJ 08901-0019</addr-line> <country>USA</country> <phone>(732) 235-7713</phone> <fax>(732) 235-7951</fax> <email>email@example.com</email> </address> </contrib> </contrib-group> ...
In a contributor group in article metadata:
... <article-meta> <title-group> <article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly people</article-title> </title-group> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Forster</surname> <given-names>Anne Williams</given-names> </name> <role>research physiotherapist</role> <aff id="StLukes">Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> <aff id="RoyalInf"> Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF</aff> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> <permissions> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> <copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder> </permissions> <abstract> <p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p> </abstract> </article-meta> ...