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This template functions as an in-line request for the specific citation of a volume and/or issue number in a serial publication such as a journal, newspaper or comic book. Do not use this tag in order to label statements which you suspect to be false. Instead, move those statements to the discussion page and ask for evidence.

This tag will categorize tagged articles into Category:Articles with unsourced statements but not this template itself.

This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.

Journal and news usage:

(In this example it is essentially flagging the fact that volume, issue number and month of publication are all missing, by including them as empty parameters that need filling; i.e., this example assumes that the original editor's citation omitted all of this information. Because of peculiarities of the {{Cite journal}} and {{Cite news}} templates, {{volume needed}} should go in those templates' issue= field rather than volume=, or it will be boldfaced.

Some text here.<ref name="Smith 2009">{{Cite journal
|title=The Unbearable Beingness of Light
|journal=Proceedings of the XYZ
|issue={{volume needed|{{subst:DATE}}}}
|location=[[New York City|New York]]
|publisher=Fnord Pubs



Some text here.[1]


  1. Smith, Jane (2009). "The Unbearable Beingness of Light". Proceedings of the XYZ (New York: Fnord Pubs) ([volume & issue needed]): 47–62. 
Comic book usage:

Usage with {{Cite comic}} is the same as above, except {{volume needed}} must go in the volume= field, or it will not be displayed, and the c=y parameter & value must be added, so that flagged articles are categorized under Category:Comics articles needing issue citations instead of the more general Category:Articles with unsourced statements: {{volume needed|c=y|{{subst:DATE}}}}

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