Answered By: Referencing Enquiries Team
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018     Views: 60

The year of publication, for a book, refers to the year that edition of the book was first published and not the reprint date. If you are presented with a list of years, you need to select the year that edition of the book was first published.

For example: If presented with the following information:

First published 1992, reprinted 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 (twice), 1999, 2000, 2002

You would choose 1992 as the year of publication. The reason why you would not choose any of the other years, such as 2002, is because the information in the books that have been reprinted is the same as the information found in the book when it was first published.