Re: [jats-list] Preferred pronouns for authors

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Preferred pronouns for authors
From: "Lizzi, Vincent vincent.lizzi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 23:30:08 -0000
Hi Mark, Tommie, and Gerrit,

I think that the role element could be used to hold authors' personal pronouns
with a content-type attribute value to semantically identify the text as

<contrib contrib-type="author">
    <role content-type="pronouns">they/them</role>

If your desired display format is to have the personal pronouns displayed
after the author's name, e.g. "M. Isobe (they/them)", and your rendering
displays the <role> element immediately following the contributor name (as
some renderings do) tagging personal pronouns in <role> like this might "just
work". The same display could be also be achieved with the tagged example
above and styling applied by the rendering (perhaps with CSS).

<role content-type="pronouns"><italic>(they/them)</italic></role>

The <role> element also has the advantage of being able to be repeated with
different xml:lang attribute values in case personal pronouns need to be
presented in more than one language.


Vincent M. Lizzi
Head of Information Standards | Taylor & Francis Group

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Cc: Tommie Usdin <btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [jats-list] Preferred pronouns for authors

Hi Tommie and Mark,

Both approaches seem sensible to me. Maybe use @content-type instead of
@specific-use on string-name in Mark's variant.

The JATS standing committee might consider adding @pronouns to name and
string-name, should someone file a request for that. An attribute, on
the other hand, has the disadvantage that it cannot hold translations so
well. On the other hand, I haven't seen anyone supply translations to
their pronouns.

In any case, the recommended practice(s) within the existing vocabulary
can be included in the tag library documentation, or it can be dealt
with on the JATS4R level


On 18.09.2020 22:06, B Tommie Usdin
btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Mark --
> If you are using Green (archiving) you could use <named-content> inside
> <contrib contrib-type="author">
> <string-name><given-names>>m</given-names> <surname>Isobe</surname>
> <named-content content-type="pronouns">they/them</named-content>
> </string-name></contrib>
> That's a little awkward, but perhaps less so than a name-alternative that
contains only the pronouns.
> -- Tommie
>> On Sep 18, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Mark Doyle doyle@xxxxxxx<mailto:doyle@xxxxxxx>
<jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Our editors would like to allow authors to specify preferred pronouns in
their manuscripts. Although the initial goal is to provide this in a footnote
for just the corresponding author, I'd like to tag this in a more general way
that would allow any author to add this to their name. So far the best option
I have been able to work out is to slightly misuse the <name-alternatives>
>> <contrib contrib-type="author">
>> <name-alternatives>
>> <name>
>> <surname>Isobe</surname>
>> <given-names>M.</given-names>
>> </name>
>> <string-name specific-use="preferred-pronouns">they/them</string-name>
>> </name-alternatives>
>> </contrib>
>> Does anyone have a better suggestion for how to handle this?
>> Best,
>> Mark
>> Mark Doyle
>> American Physical Society
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