History: Document History

Container element for dates related to the processing history of the document (for example, received date, accepted date).


Best Practice: The dates inside the <history> element are used to preserve events other than publication date(s) in the life cycle of the article. Publication dates are considered to be an important part of the article metadata and are tagged using the <pub-date> element. History dates include received date(s), accepted date(s), reviewed date(s), revision date(s), and other dates that may be important to the publisher, but are not a likely part of the article metadata for searching, building a DOI, etc.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  history      %history-model;                              >

Expanded Content Model



<date> Date, one or more

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta>, <front-stub>


Article history with dates typically important in the lifecycle of an article:

<pub-date pub-type="epub" iso-8601-date="1998-09-17">
<pub-date pub-type="ppub" iso-8601-date="1998-11-09">
<date date-type="received" iso-8601-date="1998-01-05">
<date date-type="rev-request" iso-8601-date="1998-03-14">
<date date-type="rev-received" iso-8601-date="1998-05-24">
<date date-type="accepted" iso-8601-date="1998-06-06">