[rfc-i] In defence of the ISSN number

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Aug 28 15:16:46 PDT 2009


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Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> One of my concerns, perhaps parochial now that I'm officially an
> academic, is that RFCs should be considered as respectable
> publications. I think that the ability to include the ISSN in
> the citation is useful from that point of view. (Full citations
> of journal articles should include the ISSN number, too.

The ISSN is available and can be used where desired, but, as others have
pointed out, this isn't typical for any citation in IEEE, ACM, IFIP,
Elsevier, etc. pubs.

Joe
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