Names one of the months of the year
Used within both article metadata and citations, this element may contain the texual name of a month (“December”), a month-name abbreviation (“Dec”), or a numeric month (“12”). Numeric months are best practice for archives who wish to regularize their data.
Conversion Note: For ease in comparisons and searching, many archives prefer that months be converted to numeric values of the following form:
<!ELEMENT month (#PCDATA) >
Text, numbers, or special characters
... <article-meta> <article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id> <title-group>... </title-group> <contrib-group>... </contrib-group> <aff id="StLukes">...</aff> <pub-date pub-type="pub"> <day>27</day><month>3</month> <year>1999</year> </pub-date> <volume>318</volume> <issue>7187</issue> <fpage>837</fpage> <lpage>841</lpage> <history> <date date-type="accepted"> <day>29</day> <month>1</month> <year>1999</year></date> </history> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> <abstract> <p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p> </abstract> </article-meta>...