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A PublicationEvent corresponds indifferently to the event of publication for a CreativeWork of any type e.g. a broadcast event, an on-demand event, a book/journal publication via a variety of delivery media.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from PublicationEvent
free Boolean A flag to signal that the publication is accessible for free.
publishedOn BroadcastService A broadcast service associated with the publication event.
Properties from Event
attendee Organization  or
A person or organization attending the event. Supersedes attendees.
doorTime DateTime The time admission will commence.
duration Duration The duration of the item (movie, audio recording, event, etc.) in ISO 8601 date format.
endDate Date The end date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
eventStatus EventStatusType An eventStatus of an event represents its status; particularly useful when an event is cancelled or rescheduled.
location Place  or
The location of the event, organization or action.
offers Offer An offer to provide this item—for example, an offer to sell a product, rent the DVD of a movie, or give away tickets to an event.
organizer Organization  or
An organizer of an Event.
performer Organization  or
A performer at the event—for example, a presenter, musician, musical group or actor. Supersedes performers.
previousStartDate Date Used in conjunction with eventStatus for rescheduled or cancelled events. This property contains the previously scheduled start date. For rescheduled events, the startDate property should be used for the newly scheduled start date. In the (rare) case of an event that has been postponed and rescheduled multiple times, this field may be repeated.
recordedIn CreativeWork The CreativeWork that captured all or part of this Event.
Inverse property: recordedAt.
startDate Date The start date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
subEvent Event An Event that is part of this event. For example, a conference event includes many presentations, each of which is a subEvent of the conference. Supersedes subEvents.
superEvent Event An event that this event is a part of. For example, a collection of individual music performances might each have a music festival as their superEvent.
typicalAgeRange Text The typical expected age range, e.g. '7-9', '11-'.
workPerformed CreativeWork A work performed in some event, for example a play performed in a TheaterEvent.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of PublicationEvent may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
publication MediaObject  or
Episode  or
A publication event associated with the episode, clip or media object.
releasedEvent CreativeWork The place and time the release was issued, expressed as a PublicationEvent.

More specific Types
  • BroadcastEvent
  • OnDemandEvent


    An example of a single release of
    the Beatles White Album, which was
    released in the US and Canada on different dates.
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    <script type="application/ld+json">
        "@context": "",
        "@type": "MusicRelease",
        "name": "The Beatles",
        "alternateName": "White Album",
        "musicReleaseFormat": "",
        "duration": "PT1H33M50S",
        "inLanguage": "EN",
        "recordLabel": {
            "@type": "Organization",
            "@id": "",
            "name": "Apple Records"
        "catalogNumber": "SWBO 101",
        "releasedEvent": [
                "@type": "PublicationEvent",
                "startDate": "1968-11-22",
                "location": {
                    "@type": "Country",
                    "name": "Canada"
                "@type": "PublicationEvent",
                "startDate": "1968-11-25",
                "location": {
                    "@type": "Country",
                    "name": "United States"
        "producer": [
                "@type": "Person",
                "name": "George Martin"
                "@type": "Person",
                "name": "Chris Thomas"

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