Type of Publication

The general category of the publication, for example, book, communication, letter, review, conf-proc, journal, list, patent, thesis, discussion, report, standard, and working-paper.


The @publication-type, @publisher-type, and @publication-format attributes replace the citation-type attribute of prior versions, which provided no clear way to distinguish these different notions.

Attribute Values

In Elements

Value Meaning
Data characters Text, numbers, or special characters.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.