The year of copyright.
Since the <copyright-statement> element is intended for display, this element’s contents may not be displayed (but will be available for searching). The <copyright-year> element need not be used, if having the year as part of the <copyright-statement> is sufficient. (See <copyright-statement>.)
Historical Note: This element (<copyright-year>) was significantly remodeled from previous versions of this Tag Set. The current NISO JATS values are backwards compatible with the last NLM version, but not with earlier versions. Specifically, in prior versions the <copyright-year> element was allowed outside the <permissions> container element (although this was not best practice).
<!ELEMENT copyright-year (#PCDATA) >
Text, numbers, or special characters
... <article-meta> <article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id> <title-group>...</title-group> <contrib-group>...</contrib-group> <aff id="StLukes">...</aff> <pub-date publication-format="print" date-type="pub" iso-8601-date="1999-03-27"> <day>27</day><month>03</month> <year>1999</year> </pub-date> <volume>318</volume> <issue>7187</issue> <fpage>837</fpage> <lpage>841</lpage> <history> <date date-type="accepted" iso-8601-date="2001-01-29"> <day>29</day> <month>01</month> <year>1999</year></date> </history> <permissions> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> <copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder> </permissions> <abstract> <p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p> </abstract> </article-meta> ...