acknowledgements — Acknowledgements of a book or other component.


acknowledgements ::= [-]


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label
  • status

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.


The acknowledgements section of a book or other component provides the author(s) with a place to identify individuals, organizations, and other sources of support and to acknowledge their contributions to the work.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. In books, it usually introduces a forced page break and often starts on the next recto page. In smaller components, such as articles, it may simply appear as another section.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes


Identifies the editorial or publication status of the element on which it occurs


These elements contain acknowledgements: article, book, part.


The following elements occur in acknowledgements: address, anchor, bibliolist, blockquote, bridgehead, calloutlist, dialogue, drama, epigraph, equation, example, figure, formalpara, glosslist, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), info (db.info), info (db.titleforbidden.info), informalequation, informalexample, informalfigure, informaltable, itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, poetry, procedure, qandaset, remark, revhistory, sidebar, simpara, simplelist, subtitle, table, task, title, titleabbrev, variablelist.


<book xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>An Example Book</title>

<para>Many thanks to the hundreds of contributors to the
example project. In particular, I'd like to thank the following
individuals, without whose contributions, this work would
not be half as useful:</para>
<surname>Nonymous</surname></personname>, for …
<!-- ... -->

<chapter><title>A Chapter</title>
<para>The body of the book…</para>
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