UPDATE: The convention of using a dagger (†) next to a name in an article byline, connected to a footnote to indicate a deceased author, has been discontinued. If desired, this information can be included in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the article. For example, Additional Information: Coauthor John Doe, MD, died January 30, 2017.
If an author of an article has died before the article goes to press or is posted online, a death dagger (†) should follow the author’s name in the byline, and one of the following footnotes should be inserted after the affiliation footnote.
†Died November 17, 2005.
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