Template talk:Cite journal

Pairing major parameters with WP versionEdit

In the WPs, {{cite news}} (which is this template by redirect) uses the parameter newspaper in place of journal. It would be convenient if the parameter newspaper could be the equivalent added this template where it is used. My reasoning is that numbers of sites give a citation template and it is WP format. (I could fiddle and try and work it out, however, best to let someone more familiar with the internal workings of this template to resolve. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:40, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

In the en.wiki this is a separate template from the cite:newspaper template so they should not be used the same I don't think.--Kevmin § 03:42, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Then the redirect should be removed, and an equivalent newspaper to the remainder of the interwiki versions of the template should be available. Expecting xwiki users to dig through our local version is unrealistic and specifically problematic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:08, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes a separate one should be created.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 15:45, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

In the meantime, I added |magazine= and |newspaper= to the template. — Cheers, JackLee talk 00:34, 29 June 2015 (UTC)


Could the |first= |last= parameters be updated to use the |first1= |last1= |first2= |last2= etc... as seen in the cite journal template in the en.wiki?--Kevmin § 03:42, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

{{Citation}} on commons takes that (up to 5 at the moment) and is itself a wrapper around {{Citation/core}}. I'm going to look at making {{Cite journal}} on commons into similar wrapper. En.wiki now uses Lua (en:Module:Citation/CS1) for the inner workings of citation. I have no idea how commons feels about making a switch to that. DMacks (talk) 15:49, 7 February 2017 (UTC)


There seems to be an error in the template that spits out: Error: journal= not stated. Evrik (talk) 16:47, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

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