Author Note Group

Container element for notes about the article’s contributors.


Usage: Typical <author-notes> include correspondence notes and other footnotes to authors (and potentially about other contributors). Such footnotes/notes may name one of the authors a corresponding author, provide the author affiliation or current contact information, explain that the person has changed organizations, or provide other contributor-related material.

Best Practice: References to these footnotes <fn>, as to any other footnote, should be are made using the <xref> element.

Best Practice: While this element contains an optional <label> element, the <label> should be included only in those circumstances where a formatting override is needed; <label> should NOT be used in the ordinary course of tagging.


id Document Internal Identifier
rid Reference to an Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xml:base Base

Related Elements

Best Practice: The current model allows identification of the corresponding contributor either by explicit tagging using a <corresp> element or by providing a footnote <fn> concerning the contributor. While this Tag Set supports both practices, best practice is to tag the correspondent information using the <corresp> element.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  author-notes %author-notes-model;                         >

Expanded Content Model

(label?, title?, (corresp | fn | p | x)+)


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta>, <front-stub>


<article dtd-version="1.1d1">
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<xref ref-type="author-notes" rid="FN150">&#x002A;</xref>
<aff>Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, 13 rue Pierre et Marie Curie,
75005 Paris, France</aff>
<fn id="FN150"><p>To whom reprint requests should be addressed. E-mail:
<fn fn-type="com"><p>Communicated by Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Institute
of Physico-Chemical Biology, Paris, France</p></fn>