In JabRef, I would like to write the event date, not as a single day, but as a period. Something like:

eventdate = {YYYY-MM-DD to YYYY-MM-DD}
eventdate = {From YYYY-MM-DD to YYYY-MM-DD}

etc.

Does anyone know how to do this?

  • If you use biblatex (I assume you do, because I am not aware of BibTeX styles using eventdate), the correct input for date ranges is YYYY-MM-DD/YYYY-MM-DD as per ISO 8601. – moewe May 22 at 6:02
  • You can use all supported dates from the biblatex guide. See section 2.3.8 for the formats. However JabRef currently does not support a check for correctnes of all possible dates. There's already an issue regarding that. – Christoph S May 22 at 13:21

If you are using biblatex (and that seems like a fair assumption given that none of the .bst files available on my system support eventdate) you can use ISO 8601 dates, ranges can be given with / as range separator

eventdate = {YYYY-MM-DD/YYYY-MM-DD},

See also §2.3.8 Date and Time Specifications of the biblatex manual.

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