The biblatex manual states one can't reference a month range (e.g. "Jan-Feb") under month, but to use date instead for establishing date ranges. The table with example date formats in the manual doesn't include one for a month range. Is it possible to reference a month range under date? If so, how? I need to reference a bi-monthly journal.


You can use date = {YYYY-MM/YYYY-MM} to give a range of month-precision dates, i.e.

date = {2017-07/2017-08}

An example can be found in Table 3: Date Specifications of the biblatex manual, the example there is

2002-01/2002-02 01/2002–02/2002 January 2002–February 2002

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    Often it is enough to give only the year of publication. volume, number and pages give enough information to pinpoint the article exactly. – moewe Sep 5 '17 at 9:22
  • I was attempting to include year={YYYY} along with date={MM/MM}. I suppose that never would've worked. – useranonis Sep 5 '17 at 9:24
  • @RichardSantiago No, if have a date field you should not have a year or month field. – moewe Sep 5 '17 at 9:25

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