date-type Type of Date

Event in the lifecycle of a book or book part that this date is marking (for example, the date the manuscript was received or accepted, the date the eBook version was published, or the date of any revised edition or retraction).


In this version of this Tag Set, there are two attributes that can be used to describe history dates and publication dates of books. The @date-type attribute records the type of event in the lifecycle, such as “accepted”, “published”, or “revised” dates. In addition, the @publication-format attribute records the type of format or media, for example, “print”, to which the event happened. In this Tag Set, the attribute @date-type might take the value “corrected” and the @publication-format attribute the value “electronic” to convey a corrected electronic version, which some publishers call “ecorrected”.
OPTIONAL on elements: <date>, <pub-date>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters Typically a word or phrase that names or describes the purpose of a date, for example, “received” for the date a manuscript was received or “corrected” for the date a document was corrected.
Restriction @date-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

Although designed to accept any text as its value, the following are suggested date types used in JATS articles. There may be many other important date types used in books that will be found through use of this Tag Set and added here.
The date a document, typically a manuscript, was accepted
The date a book or book part was corrected
The publication date (electronic or print)
Preprint dissemination date (electronic or print)
The date a book or book part was retracted
The date a document, typically a manuscript, was received
The date a revised document was received
The date revisions were requested
Tagged Sample

Recording the book’s publication date

<pub-date publication-format="print" date-type="pub" iso-8601-date="1999-03-27">