<suffix> Suffix

Qualifiers that follow a person’s name (for example, Sr., Jr., III, 3rd).


Best Practice

The <suffix> element should be used for parts of people’s names, not for degrees, such as Ph.D. or DDS. The academic degrees are part of the information that is known about a contributor, but not part of the name of the contributor. Academic degrees should take the <degrees> element. Degree and certification information may be placed directly following the person’s name within the contributor information:
<contrib contrib-type="..." corresp="yes">

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  suffix       (#PCDATA %suffix-elements;)*                 >
Expanded Content Model


Tagged Sample

Inside <string-name>

<string-name><surname>Eliopoulos</surname>, <given-names>G.M.</given-names></string-name>
<string-name><surname>Moellering</surname>, <given-names>R.C.</given-names>