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 could 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.

Related Elements

The container element Conference Information <conference> holds all of the elements that may be used to describe a conference, where an article was originally presented at a conference. Those elements include: <conf-date>, <conf-num>, <conf-loc>, <conf-sponsor>, <conf-theme>, and <conf-acronym>.

Model Information

Content Model

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


Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

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"/>