This is a tracking category for CS1 periodical citations that do not have a periodical parameter.

Cite <template> requires |<param>

These CS1 periodical templates require a periodical parameter. The periodical templates are:

{{cite journal}}
{{cite magazine}}

The error message suggests a periodical parameter that matches the template, but there is no requirement to use the suggested parameter; any one of these periodical parameters may be used:

  • |journal=
  • |magazine=
  • |newspaper=
  • |periodical=
  • |website=
  • |work=

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:CS1 errors: missing periodical.[a]


Notes

  1. ^ Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft talk, Education Program talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the error tracking categories.