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210  Abbreviated Title (R)


Input Standards

1st Indicator Title added entry
No added entry
1 Added entry
2nd Indicator Type
blank character Abbreviated key title
Other abbreviated title
Subfields (R=Repeatable NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Abbreviated title (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Qualifying information (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡2 Source (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable


The title of an item as abbreviated for purposes of indexing or identification. An abbreviated key title is supplied by ISSN centers based on field 222 (Key Title). Other abbreviated titles are supplied by cataloging agencies, including abstracting and indexing services. The abbreviated title is either created by the agency supplying the field or taken from the item.

1st Indicator

Title added entry. A value that indicates whether an access point is to be generated for the abbreviated title.
No added entry. No title access point is to be generated.
1 Added entry. A title access point is to be generated.

2nd Indicator

Type. A value that indicates the type of abbreviated title.
blank character Abbreviated key title. The abbreviated title is based on the title contained in field 222 (Key Title). The title is assigned by national centers under the auspices of the ISSN Network in accordance with ISO 4, Documentation–Rules for the Abbreviation of Title Words and Titles of Publications and List of Serial Title Word Abbreviations. The abbreviated key title is agency-assigned.
Other abbreviated title. The abbreviated title is other than an abbreviated key title.


‡a Abbreviated title   The complete abbreviated title.
210   Manage. improve. cost reduct. goals
222   Management improvement and cost reduction goals
‡b Qualifying information   The qualifying information. When qualifying information is present in the key title, the same information is added to field 210 in the appropriate abbreviated form. The qualifiers are always enclosed in parentheses.
210   Plant prot. bull. ‡b (Faridabad)
222   Plant protection bulletin ‡b (Faridabad)
‡2 Source   The code for the source of the abbreviated title, if the source is known. Use when the 2nd indicator value is . Also use when the 2nd indicator value is blank (blank character) and another abbreviated title list uses the same abbreviation as the abbreviated key title. See Abbreviated Title Source Codes  (


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