Date this book (or book component such as a chapter) was published or released in one particular format, for example, as a preprint electronic document
As part of the metadata, the <pub-date> is allowed to repeat; each repetition can take a pub-type attribute to distinguish which form of publication, for example, print publication, preprint distribution, electronic publication, etc.
The tag set includes several date elements. For the date of publication of a book (metadata) use the element Publication Date <pub-date>. For the copyright date of a book (metadata) use the copyright year element <copyright-year>. The <date> element is be used for dates concerning a book or book component (e.g., a chapter) publication history such as the date last updated (also metadata). For the publication date of a cited work in a bibliographic reference <citation>, use the individual elements <month>, <day>, and <year>. If no month or month/day construction is given within a <citation>, and the only date is a season or a textual form of the date, such as “Third Quarter”, use the <season> element inside the <citation> element.
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The following, in order:
<book> <book-meta> <book-id pub-id-type="other">handbook</book-id> <book-title-group> <book-title>The NCBI Handbook</book-title> </book-title-group> <edition>1st</edition> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="editor" rid="bid.m.1"> <name><surname>McEntyre</surname> <given-names>Jo</given-names></name> </contrib> <contrib contrib-type="editor" rid="bid.m.1"> <name><surname>Ostell</surname> <given-names>Jim</given-names></name> </contrib> </contrib-group> <aff id="bid.m.1"> <institution>National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health</institution>, <addr-line>Bethesda, MD 20892-6510</addr-line> </aff> <publisher> <publisher-name>National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health</publisher-name> <publisher-loc>Bethesda, MD</publisher-loc></publisher> <pub-date><month>11</month><year>2002</year></pub-date> <counts> <fig-count count="98"/> <table-count count="40"/> <equation-count count="0"/> <ref-count count="115"/> <page-count count="532"/> <word-count count="149852"/> </counts> </book-meta> <book-front>...</book-front> <body>...</body> <back>...</back> </book>