<season> Season

Season of publication (for example, Spring, Third Quarter).


This element can be used in both the article metadata and inside a bibliographic reference (<element-citation> or <mixed-citation>, and similar).
Related Elements
Within citations (<element-citation> and <mixed-citation>), this element names a season of the year, typically for the publication date of the cited source. The elements <year>, <date>, <day>, <month>, and <season> may all be used to describe a date in a citation, both publication dates and other dates. Other dates inside a citation, such as a copyright date, the date on which the author accessed the resource, or a withdrawal date, should be tagged using <date-in-citation> with the @content-type attribute used to name the type of date (copyright, access-date, time-stamp, etc.).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  season       (#PCDATA)                                    >
Tagged Samples
  <article-title>Raptor Science</article-title>
  <subtitle>Capturing Cosmological &ldquo;Winks&rdquo;</subtitle>
 <pub-date publication-format="print" date-type="pub" iso-8601-date="2003">
  <year iso-8601-date="2003">2003</year>
 <pub-date publication-format="electronic" date-type="pub" iso-8601-date="2003">
  <year iso-8601-date="2003">2003</year>
Element citation
  <person-group person-group-type="author">
  <article-title>Designing information-abundant web
   sites: issues and recommendations</article-title>
  <source>Web Developers' Journal</source>
  <issue-title>World Wide Web Usability</issue-title>
  <page-range>100-101, 105, 107-120</page-range>
  <year iso-8601-date="1997">1997</year>
Related Resource
For a discussion on the use of <season>, see Dates in Citations.