The Publication date field records the date that a book, periodical or other document was published.
publication_date is the field ID
Text field with40 character limit
Detail, Core and Public tabs in the object cataloguing page for library records
You can search on this field with:
For example, enter publication_date: “1912” into the search field to find documents that were published in the year 1912.
Note: Search both long (01.01.1912) and short (01.01.12) year formats with publication_date:"*.*12"