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.

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


content-type Type of Content
id Document Internal Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xml:base Base
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. While this Suite supports both practices, if possible, the correspondence information should be tagged using the <corresp> <corresp> element.

Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | addr-line | country | fax | institution | institution-wrap | phone | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | hr | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | x | break | label)*


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><italic>a</italic></sup>Policlinique M&#x00E9;dicale 
Universitaire, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland, 
<sup><italic>b</italic></sup>Swiss Federal Office of Public 
Health, Bern, Switzerland</aff>
<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 publication-format="print" date-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. Submitting 
a letter to the Journal grants ...</corresp>
<pub-date iso-8601-date="2008"><year>2008</year></pub-date>