Authority Responsible for an Identifier

Names the authority (such as Crossref, GenBank, or PDB) that assigned the identifier or is responsible for the identifier


This attribute should be used to record the assigning authority for publication identifiers (<pub-id>) such as DOIs, which might be assigned by, for example, Crossref (“crossref”) or figshare (“figshare”).

Used on Elements: <ext-link>, <pub-id>

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe name of the organization assigning the identifier.
RestrictionThis is an optional attribute; there is no default. The attribute is only used when the authority is known.