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This page is a help or manual page for the ISFDB database. It describes standards or methods for entering or maintaining data in the ISFDB database, or otherwise working with the database. Other help pages may be found via the category below. To discuss what should go on this page, use the talk page.

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When you display a publisher record, there will be a link on the left navigation bar labeled "Edit This Publisher" under "Editing Tools". Clicking on the link opens the "Publisher Editor" page, which lets you edit all fields of the publisher record.

Publisher Name

  • Publisher Name - The name of the publisher. Note that only moderators can edit this field once the publisher record has been created. Please see Template:PublicationFields:Publisher for more details on what to enter.

Transliterated Publisher Name

  • Transliterated Publisher Name. Populate only if the name of the publisher is spelled using a non-Latin alphabet/script. If you know the Romanized form of the name, enter it in this field. If there is more than one possible Romanization, click on the '+' button next to the field label and enter the other Romanized spellings of the name. You can click on the '+' button as many times as necessary.

Web Page

  • Web Page - Enter the full URL (http:// address) of the publisher's official web site. You can add more than one by clicking on the "Add Web Page" button.


  • Note - This field is for notes about the publisher, not about any particular publications from that publisher. If the publisher has changed names, this is a good place to note this. Certain templates and a limited subset of HTML can be used in such notes. See Help:Using Templates and HTML in Note Fields for more details.

Note to Moderator

  • Note to Moderator - An optional note to the reviewing moderator to clarify any issues that may arise when approving the submitted data. Any data entered into this field will not become a part of the permanent database record.