Contributor Identifier

One identifier for a person such as a contributor or principal investigator. This element will hold an ORCID, a trusted publisher’s identifier, a JST (Japanese Science and Technology Agency) identifier, or an NII (National Individual Identifier).


External Identifier: This element holds an external identifier, assigned to a contributor by an agency such as the publisher, an archive, an aggregator or hosting service, or an ORCID authority. The contents of this element should not be confused with the @id attribute, which holds an internal document identifier that can be used by software to preform a simple link.


content-type Type of Content
contrib-id-type Contributor Identifier Type
id Document Internal Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xml:base Base

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  contrib-id   %contrib-id-model;                           >

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters

This element may be contained in:

<contrib>, <principal-award-recipient>, <principal-investigator>


<contrib-id contrib-id-type="orcid">http://orcid.org/1792-3336-9172-961X</contrib-id>
<given-names>Betty Lou</given-names>
<degrees>BA, MA</degrees>