Template:Infobox Magazine/doc

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To use this template please add the following code to the top of the article.

Note: If you have no information for a certain parameter please just blank it rather than removing it so that other editors can see that it needs adding at a later stage

{{Infobox magazine
| title           = 
| image_file      = <!-- cover.jpg (omit the "file: prefix -->
| image_size      = <!-- 220px (the default if no size is stated) -->
| image_alt       = 
| image_caption   = 
| editor          = 
| editor_title    = 
| previous_editor = 
| staff_writer    = 
| photographer    =
| category        = 
| frequency       = 
| circulation     = 
| publisher       = 
| creator         =
| founded         =
| firstdate       =  <!-- {{Start date|year|month|day}} -->
| company         = 
| country         = 
| based           = 
| language        = 
| website         =  <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
| issn            = 

If the magazine is defunct, include the finaldate and finalnumber parameters. If the magazine is still publishing, these parameters should be omitted entirely:

| finaldate = 
| finalnumber = 

If a breakdown into paid, unpaid and total circulation figures is desired, use the following lines instead of the circulation parameter:

| paid_circulation = 
| unpaid_circulation = 
| total_circulation = 
| circulation_year = 

The image parameter is available for backwards compatibility, but is deprecated in favour of image_file, image_size, image_alt, and image_caption. The image parameter requires a complete wiki image definition link.

The company parameter should list the publishing company. The publisher parameter should be the named person who publishes the magazine.

The previous_editor parameter should include earlier, notable, editors. In particular, the founding editor (if different from current editor), to a reasonable maximum number.

If image_file is a .djvu and a particular page is desired, use the image_page parameter:

| image_page =

Parameter explanations and examples

A list of each field, what it is for and an example entry. Required parameters are asterisked.

Parameter Explanation Example
title* The name of the magazine. The Wikipedian
image_file An image relevant to the magazine. (Usually the cover). Wiki.png
image_page The desired page (for .djvu files). 7
image_size The size of the image. 200px
(Will default to 220px if no size is stated)
image_alt A description of the image's visual appearance, suitable for someone who cannot see the image. See WP:ALT. Mostly-assembled globe of puzzle pieces, each with a letter in a different script. The caption says "WikipediA: The Free Encyclopedia".
image_caption A description of the image. The Wikipedian Issue 169, cover dated 31 November 1909
editor The name of the editor of the magazine. (Must be used in conjunction with editor_title field) [[John Smith]]
editor_title The editor's job title. Editor, Editor-in-Chief etc. Editor
previous_editor Notable preceding Editors. (See Long Lists section below) [[Jim Smith]]
staff_writer Staff Writer(s). (Please break multiple lines with <br>)
(See Long Lists section below)
[[Alan Smithee]]<br>[[Jane Smithee]]
frequency* Monthly, weekly etc. Monthly
circulation Circulation figures.
(If circulation breakdown required/available, leave this field blank and see fields lower down this table).
category* The subject group of the magazine e.g. Sport, Nature, History. Use as many as necessary. [[Science]], [[Sport]], [[History]]
company The company that publishes the magazine. [[The magazine publishing company]]
publisher The person that publishes the magazine.

(Do not put companies in this field. Use the company field above.)

[[John Smith]]
firstdate* The date of publication of the first issue of the magazine. {{start date|1998|3|13|df=y}}
country* Country of origin. e.g. United Kingdom [[United Kingdom]]
based The town/city that the magazine is based in. [[Wiki Town]], [[Wikiville]]
language The language the magazine is printed in. [[English language|English]]
website The official website of the magazine. {{URL|example.com}}
issn The International Standard Serial Number number of the magazine.
finaldate The date of the final issue of the magazine.
(Only use if the magazine has ceased publication)
31 April 1999
finalnumber The edition number of the final issue.
(Only use if the magazine has ceased publication)
Vol 77 No 88
Circulation breakdown parameters
paid_circulation The circulation of "paid for" copies of the magazine.
unpaid_circulation The circulation of free copies of the magazine.
total_circulation The total circulation of the magazine.
circulation_year The year for which the total_circulation figure is provided

Long lists

Where long lists of names are required and may cause excessive lengthening of the Infobox, please use the {{hidden}} template. An example usage is shown below.

| staff_writer = {{hidden|ta1=left|Staff writers| Tim Edwards<br>Graham Smith<br>Tony Ellis<br>Craig Pearson<br>Tom Francis<br>Richard Cobbett<br>Jim Rossignol<br>John Walker<br>Alec Meer<br>Matt Avery<br>Chris Buxton<br>Michael Gapper<br>[[Kieron Gillen]]<br>Mike Channell<br>Tim Stone<br>Adam Oxford<br>Quintin Smith<br>[[Duncan Harris]]<br>Drew Northcott<br>David Lyttleton }}

Circulation data

Periodical circulation data is collected by independent auditing organizations. Basic circulation totals are often available free of charge via the web:

Audit Bureau of Circulations
BPA Worldwide
Circulation Reports (free login required)
ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations UK)



See also