Publication Date

Date on which a standard is (or was) first published.


For working drafts, committee drafts, draft international standards, final drafts, and the first publications of international standards, this is the date of publication of the document. For later editions and alternate-language versions of a standard, it is the date of first publication of the standard.

This element is part of the base JATS journal publishing vocabulary; its definition and documentation have been modified to reflect its use in the ISOSTS customization of JATS.


pub-type Type of Publication

Related Elements

See also <release-date>.

The <pub-date> element records the date on which (the first published version of) an international standard was first published; the <release-date> element records the date on which a particular version of an international standard is published. Later corrections, amendments, editions, and alternate language versions for a standard will all carry the same <pub-date> as the original publication; the different dates on which they are published will be reflected in different values for their <release-date> elements.

Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<iso-meta>, <nat-meta>, <reg-meta>


      <title-wrap xml:lang="en">...</title-wrap>
      <std-ref type="dated">ISO 2560</std-ref>
      <std-ref type="undated">ISO 2560:2009</std-ref>
      <doc-ref>ISO 2560:2009(en)</doc-ref>
      <comm-ref>ISO/TC 44/SC 3</comm-ref>
      <page-count count="29"/>