Type of Referenced Publication

Category of publication being cited (for example, “book”, “letter”, “review”, “journal”, “patent”, “report”, “standard”, “data”, “working-paper”).


The @publication-type, @publisher-type, and @publication-format attributes replace the @citation-type attribute of prior versions, which provided no clear way to distinguish these different notions.

With these Elements

Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The type of publication, for example, “book”, “journal” (for a journal article), “patent”, or “data” (for a dataset, database, spreadsheet, et al.).
Restriction: @publication-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Example 1

<element-citation publication-type="book"
publication-format="videocassette" publisher-type="gov">
<source>Making maps in the brain</source>
<publisher-loc>Bethesda (MD)</publisher-loc>

Example 2

Data in figshare, referenced through a DOI:

<mixed-citation publication-type="data">Di Stefano B, Collombet S, 
Graf T. <source>Figshare</source> <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" 
(<year iso-8601-date="2014">2014</year>).</mixed-citation>