fn-type 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, one of the reasons listed in the restricted 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.
In this Tag Set, the @fn-type has a fixed list of values. Many JATS users find a restricted list useful for quality checking. But new situations for footnoting arrive that are not covered by this list, and there is an attribute to handle them.
Custom attribute value escape hatch
When a JATS tagger needs to record a value that is not a named value on the list, they should use the value “custom”. This tells a JATS processor that this footnote is not one of the known types. The attribute @custom-type should then be used to record the type of footnote.
OPTIONAL on element: <fn>
|coi-statement||Term for Conflict of Interest statements.|
|conflict||Older term for Conflict of Interest statements. “coi-statement” is now a JATS4R recommendation.|
|corresp||Corresponding author information not identified separately, but merely footnoted.|
|current-aff||Contributor’s current affiliation.|
|custom||Not one of the meanings named in this list. The type can be found as the value of the attribute @custom-type.|
|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. To name the type, use the value “custom” and then the attribute @custom-type rather than this value “other”.|
|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.|
A footnote describing author contributions
... <fn fn-type="con"><p>Contributors: AF planned and initiated the review, conducted literature searches, ...</p></fn> ...