Format of Publication

Format or medium of the document (for example, “print”). This element has several uses:
  • to describe the format/medium of a standards document for a publication date or other lifecycle date (<release-date>) or for an organization-specific lifecycle date (<meta-date>);
  • to name the format/medium of a document being cited as part of a bibliographic reference; or
  • to name the format/medium for an ISBN or similar identifier.

Used on these Elements:

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe format for the publication of this standards document, for example, “print”, “online”, “epub”. This value is not constrained, so any standards organization is free to use the values it needs for processing.
RestrictionThis is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<mixed-citation publication-format="print" publication-type="report"
 ><collab>FCC</collab> <gov>Bulletin No. 65</gov> 
 (<month>August</month> <year>1997</year>), 
 <source>Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for 
  Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic 
  Fields</source>. Available at 
 [Rule 420Q NOTE]</mixed-citation>