publication-type Type of Referenced Publication

Category of publication being cited (for example, “journal” (journal article), “preprint”, “book”, “letter”, “review”, “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.
OPTIONAL on elements: <element-citation>, <mixed-citation>, <nlm-citation>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The type of publication, for example, “book”, “journal” (for a journal article), “patent”, “preprint”, or “data” (for a dataset, database, spreadsheet, etc.).
Restriction @publication-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.
Tagged Samples
Citation for a book
<element-citation publication-type="book"
  publication-format="videocassette" publisher-type="gov">
 <source>Making maps in the brain</source>
 <publisher-loc>Bethesda (MD)</publisher-loc>
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>
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