DocBook 5.1: The Definitive Guide  (Version 1.5.3 for DocBook 5.1)


othercredit — A person or entity, other than an author or editor, credited in a document.


othercredit ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • Exactly one of:
    • class (enumeration)
      • “copyeditor”
      • “graphicdesigner”
      • “productioneditor”
      • “technicaleditor”
      • “translator”
      • “indexer”
      • “proofreader”
      • “coverdesigner”
      • “interiordesigner”
      • “illustrator”
      • “reviewer”
      • “typesetter”
      • “conversion”
    • All of:
      • class (enumeration)
        • “other”
      • otherclass (NMTOKEN)

Required attributes are shown in bold.


DocBook allows you to directly identify authors and editors. The othercredit element provides a mechanism for identifying other individuals—for example, contributors or production editors—in a similar context.

Processing expectations

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


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


Identifies the nature of the contributor

Enumerated values:

A copy editor


A graphic designer


A production editor


A technical editor


A translator


An indexer


A proof-reader


A cover designer


An interior designer


An illustrator


A reviewer


A typesetter


A converter (a persons responsible for conversion, not an application)


Identifies the nature of the non-standard contribution


These elements contain othercredit: authorgroup, biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, info (, info (, info (, info (, info (, merge.


The following elements occur in othercredit: address, affiliation, contrib, email, orgdiv, orgname, personblurb, personname, uri.


<article xmlns=''>
  <title>Example othercredit</title>
    <contrib>Extensive review and rough drafts of Section 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5