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How to Create Stable URLs: Taylor & Francis Online

Instructions or links to instructions explaining how to create durable links to journals and articles by source, i.e. database, ejournal collection, and ebook.

Linking to Taylor & Francis Online Content


Taylor & Francis Online supports the following OpenURL Linking.

This table gives descriptions and sample values of OpenURL query parameters supported by Taylor & Francis Online.

Parameter Description Sample Value
genre Type of document, such as journal or book journal
issn Print serial number for a journal 0307-1022
eissn  Online serial number for a journal  1470-1200 
isbn ISBN for a book 978-1-880124-61-1
date Publication year 2010
volume Volume number 23
title Title of a book "Beekeeping"
issue Issue number 3
spage Starting page number 231

For off-campus access, place the EZproxy prefix in front of the example URLs below.

Linking to a journal list of issues with online issn: 

Administration in Social Work

Off-campus URL:

Linking to an issue table of contents with online issn: 

Volume 33, Issue 2, 2009 of Administration in Social Work

Off-campus URL:

 Linking to an article abstract: 

"Alternative Organizing Principles for the Design of Service Delivery Systems", Volume 26, Issue 2, 2002, pages 17-38 

Off-campus URL:

Linking to a book table of contents: 

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 2nd edition, ISBN = 1-4200-5276-4

Off-campus URL:


    1. Use hyphens in eISSNs, ISSNs and ISBNs

    2. Use an uppercase X where applicable

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