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Use {{ISSN link}} to produce a link or pair of links to the Worldcat search page for an ISSN. Unlike {{ISSN}}, this template does not prefix the link with "ISSN "; and if multiple ISSNs are provided they will be tagged as being for "(print)" and "(web)".

Usage[edit source]

In any context where you need to show an ISSN linked to a Worldcat search, but where the inclusion of the "ISSN " prefix would be distracting, or where you need to provide both the ISSN (print) and eISSN (web/online/digital) for a publication, you can use {{ISSN link}} to generate the needed markup. The template was created for use with List of Cambridge University Press journals (several hundred ISSNs in a table, with a separate column for the ISSNs). If you only need a single or a few ISSNs, you'll be better off just using {{ISSN}} or {{ISSN search link}}.

The template takes two positional parameters, and at least one is required. If both are given, the first is assumed to be the ISSN for the print edition and the second to be the online edition, and both will be tagged accordingly. If only one parameter is given, no assumption is made regarding print vs. online and no tagging is done.

  • |1=: If |2= is also provided, this is the ISSN for the print edition, and will be tagged with "(print)". If this is the only parameter passed in, no assumption will be made as to its type and no tag will be provided.
  • |2=: The ISSN of the online edition. This parameter is optional, but if given will produce a linked ISSN tagged with "(web)".

Examples[edit source]

One argument[edit source]

{{ISSN link|1234-5678}}1234-5678Template:Please check ISSN

Two arguments[edit source]

{{ISSN link|1234-5678|9876-5432}}1234-5678 (print)Template:Please check ISSN
9876-5432 (web)Template:Please check ISSN

Two arguments without a line break[edit source]

{{ISSN link|1234-5678|9876-5432|br=;}}1234-5678 (print)Template:Please check ISSN; 9876-5432 (web)Template:Please check ISSN

Notes and error detection[edit source]

Finding the ISSN of a publication[edit source]

Note[edit source]

An ISSN is always eight digits long. Scroll down the Worldcat page to find the ISSN. Do not rely on the digits shown in the Worldcat URL for the particular publication, since the URL sometimes shows only seven digits, which is invalid to use as the ISSN.

Errors[edit source]

Articles with invalid ISSNs (as determined by the template) will be placed in Category:Articles with invalid ISSNs.

See also[edit source]