date-type Type of Date

Event in the lifecycle of an object that this date is marking (for example, for an article, dates such as the date the manuscript was received or accepted, the date the electronic preprint was published, or the date of any revision or retraction).


In this Tag Set, this attribute is likely to be used very rarely. It can only be used on a <date> element when that element is used in a citation. Since <date>s in citations are used to mark the primary publication date, the usual value is likely to be “date-type="pub"”.
OPTIONAL on element: <date>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters Typically a word or phrase that names or describes the purpose of a date, in this case, the publication date (pub-date) of a cited reference.
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:
The date a document, typically a manuscript, was accepted
The date an article was corrected
The publication date (electronic or print)
Preprint dissemination date (electronic or print)
The date a document, typically a manuscript, was received
The date a document, typically a manuscript, was resubmitted for publication
The date an article was retracted
The date a revised document was received
The date revisions were requested
Tagged Sample

Book’s publication date in a citation

<ref id="B14">
 <element-citation publication-type="book" publication-format="print">
  <source>A new kind of doctor: the general practitioner&rsquo;s 
   part in the health of the community</source>
  <date iso-8601-date="1988" date-type="pub">
  <publisher-name>Merlin Press</publisher-name>