Template:Cite journal

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This template may be used to cite articles in serial publications such as journals, magazines and newspapers.


You may copy the sample template below for use in other pages. It contains all available parameters. Unused parameters can be omitted.

{{cite journal|last=|first=|author=|authors=|authorlink=|coauthors=|title=|url=|archiveurl=|archivedate=|format=|journal=|location=|publisher=|date=|dateformat=|month=|year=|volume=|issue=|page=|pages=|doi=|pmc=|pmid=|issn=|id=|accessdate=|quote=|curly=|postscript=}}


All parameters are optional unless otherwise indicated.

Parameter Description
Names of author(s)
last The last and first names of the primary author of the article. Alternatively, specify the primary author's name using |author=.


Use |author= to specify the primary author's name, or, alternatively, specify the author's first and last names using |first= and |last=. Use |authors= to specify a list of authors.
authorlink The name of a Wikipedia article about the author, like this: ":en:Mark Twain" (for the article "Mark Twain" in the English Wikipedia) or ":de:Friedrich Schiller" (for the article "Friedrich Schiller" in the German Wikipedia). It is suggested you only use |authorlink= with |author=, as using it with |authors= will cause the entire list of authors to be linked to the Wikipedia article you specify.
coauthors The name(s) of the co-author(s) of the article. Names can be wikilinked, if desired. Separate a series of names with semicolons, like this: "[[:en:Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf|Lord Woolf]]; Jeffrey Jowell; Andrew Le Sueur; Catherine M. Donnelly". (You may also link to an article at the English Wikipedia like this: "[[w:Mark Twain|Mark Twain]]" or "{{w|Mark Twain}}".)
title Mandatory: The title of the article.
url The URL (Internet address) of a web page where a copy of the article can be found.
archiveurl The URL of the web page at which the original web page has been archived using a service such as the Internet Archive or WebCite. If you use this parameter, |archivedate= must be used as well.
archivedate The date when the original web page was archived. This parameter must be used together with |archiveurl=.
format The format of the document at the web page, such as "DOC" for a Microsoft Word document or "PDF" for a document in the Portable Document Format.
accessdate The date when the web page on which the article appears was accessed.
Mandatory: the name of the journal or other serial publication in which the article appears. The name may be wikilinked, like this: "{{w|American Journal of Comparative Law}}" (for the English Wikipedia), "[[:fr:Le Monde|Le Monde]]".
location The place of publication of the journal.
publisher The name of the publisher of the journal. The name may be wikilinked.
date The date when the article appeared in the journal. It may be entered a format such as "4 July 2010", "July 4, 2010" or "2010-07-04". Alternatively, state just the month and year of publication or the year of publication alone using |month= and |year=.
dateformat If |dateformat= is not specified, readers who are logged in will see the date formatted according to their "Date format" preferences. Alternatively, one of the following date formats can be specified: "dmy", "mdy", "ymd" or "ISO 8601".
month Use |month= and |year= to state the month and the year that the article appeared in the journal, or |year= alone to specify the year of publication. Alternatively, provide a full date using |date=.
volume The volume number of the journal that the article appeared in.
issue The issue number of the journal that the article appeared in.
page Use |page= to specify the first page number of the article, or |pages= to specify the first and last page numbers of the article. Separate a span of pages with an en dash, like this: "520–534".
doi The Digital Object Identifier of the article.
pmc The PubMed Central number of the article.
pmid The PubMed identifier of the article.
issn The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of the journal, for example, "0028-0836". Alternatively, |id= can be used to specify some other code or number identifying the journal.
Other parameters
quote A quotation from the article.
curly If "curly=on", the template uses curly quotation marks (“ ”) instead of straight quotation marks (" ").
postscript By default, a full stop (period) is displayed at the end of the citation. To suppress the full stop, use "postscript=no". To specify a comma or some other punctuation mark, use "postscript=,". Colons and semicolons must be surrounded by <nowiki> tags, like this: "postscript=<nowiki>;</nowiki>".

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