Conference Date


The date(s) on which the conference was held


Conversion Note: Conference dates in journal headers are traditionally stored in one of two forms: as a single date (“May 1906”), or as the first day and last day of the conference. Either form should be stored in this element. The dates that come initially from separate first and last elements should be combined, for example, the separate dates:

<conf-start>August 4, 2002</conf-start>
<conf-end>August 9, 2002</conf-end>

should be merged into a single conference date to become:

<conf-date>August 4, 2002 - August 9, 2002</conf-date>

The element <conf-date> may be used in bibliographic references (<citation> and <nlm-citation>). For extensive examples of formatted <nlm-citation>s including use of <conf-date>s in <nlm-citation>s, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations. To see tagged versions of these examples, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations - XML Tagged.


content-type Type of Content

Related Elements

The container element Conference Information <conference> holds all the elements that may be used to describe a conference, where an article was originally presented at a conference. Those elements include: Conference Date, Conference Number, Conference Location, Conference Sponsor, Conference Theme, and Conference Acronym.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  conf-date    (#PCDATA %conf-date-elements;)*              >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <conference> Conference Information; <nlm-citation> NLM Citation Model; <product> Product Information; <related-article> Related Article Information

Tagged Example

<conf-name>The 27th annual ACM SI/GUCCS
<conf-loc>Denver, Colorado, United States</conf-loc>
<conf-sponsor>ACM, Assoc. for Computing
<conf-theme>User services conference for
university and college computing service
<fig-count count="5"/>
<table-count count="3"/>
<equation-count count="10"/>
<ref-count count="26"/>
<page-count count="6"/>
<word-count count="2847"/>