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.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


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 (db.info), info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), info (db.titleonlyreq.info), info (db.titlereq.info), merge.


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

See Also

Related elements: author, authorgroup, collab, contrib, editor, personblurb, personname.


 1 |<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
   |  <title>Example othercredit</title>
   |  <author>
 5 |    <personname>
   |      <firstname>Norman</firstname>
   |      <surname>Walsh</surname>
   |    </personname>
   |  </author>
10 |  <othercredit>
   |    <personname>
   |      <firstname>John</firstname>
   |      <surname>Doe</surname>
   |    </personname>
15 |    <contrib>Extensive review and rough drafts of Section 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5
   |    </contrib>
   |  </othercredit>
   |  <biblioid>5</biblioid>
20 |