ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012

10 Article Authoring Tag Set • 10.5 Attributes

10.5.30 @date-type Type of Date

Event in the lifecycle of an article that this date is marking (for example, 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-date".

In element <date>, this attribute may be used if the element is used.
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.