Affiliation -- The institutional affiliation of an individual


Content Model

Affiliation ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



The institutional affiliation of an author, contributor, or other individual.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed.

(4.0) Future Changes

In DocBook V4.0, Affiliation will be removed from some of the places in which it now occurs. Instead of appearing inside Author, for example, a new wrapper element will be created to hold Author, AuthorBlurb, and Affiliation.


These elements contain Affiliation: Address, ArtHeader, Author, BiblioEntry, BiblioMixed, BiblioMSet, BiblioSet, BookBiblio, BookInfo, Collab, DocInfo, Editor, ObjectInfo, OtherCredit, RefSect1Info, RefSect2Info, RefSect3Info, RefSynopsisDivInfo, Sect1Info, Sect2Info, Sect3Info, Sect4Info, Sect5Info, SectionInfo, SeriesInfo, SetInfo.


The following elements occur in Affiliation: Address, JobTitle, OrgDiv, OrgName, ShortAffil.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

See Also

CorpName, FirstName, Honorific, JobTitle, Lineage, OrgDiv, OrgName, OtherName, ShortAffil, Surname


For examples, see Author, AuthorGroup, BookInfo, ContractSponsor.

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