This is a documentation subpage for Template:Cite arXiv (see that page for the template itself).It contains usage information, categories, and other content that are not part of the original template page. |

### UsageEdit

**cite arXiv** is for formatting references to preprints at the arXiv. It links to the abstract at `http://www.arxiv.org/abs/`*eprint*.

- Common parameters, horizontal format

`{{cite arXiv |last= |first= |authorlink= |eprint= |title= |class= |year= |version= |accessdate= }}`

**last1, last2, last3...**: Surnames of the author(s)**first1, first2, first3...**: Forenames of the author(s)**author1, author2, author3**etc: Name(s) of the author(s) if last-first format is not appropriate (e.g. some east Asian names)

**authorlink1, authorlink2...**: Name of author's Wikipedia page. Will be used to make author name a link, if present. Optional.**eprint (Mandatory)**: Eprint identifier, without any "arXiv:" prefix. Prior to April 2007, the identifiers included a classification, an optional two-letter subdivision, and a 7-digit YYMMNNN uear, month, and sequence number of submission in that category. E.g. gr-qc/0610068 or math.GT/0309136. After April 2007, the format was changed to a simple YYMM.NNNN.**class**: arXiv classification, e.g. hep-th. Optional. To be used only with new-style eprint identifiers, that do not include the classification.**title**: Title of the cited paper.**year**: Year of publication. Optional.**version**: arXiv version, including leading "v", e.g. "v1". Optional.**accessdate**: Date of web access. Optional, but required by many citation standards.

The template also supports most of the parameters supported by {{cite journal}} or {{citation}}, and uses the style of {{cite journal}}. However, once a paper is published, it is recommended to use one of those templates with, as journals have the finalized and reviewed paper. To preserve the arxiv link, add `|id={{arxiv|`

to the {{citation}}/{{cite journal}} templates.`eprint`}}

## ExamplesEdit

`{{cite arXiv |last=Sparling |first=George A.J. |eprint=gr-qc/0610068 |title=Spacetime is spinorial; new dimensions are timelike |year=2006 |version=v1 }}`

- → Sparling, George A.J. (2006). "Spacetime is spinorial; new dimensions are timelike".
*arΧiv:gr-qc/0610068v1*.

`{{cite arXiv |last=Leinster |first=Tom |eprint=0707.0835 |class=math.CT |title=The Euler characteristic of a category as the sum of a divergent series |year=2007 }}`

- → Leinster, Tom (2007). "The Euler characteristic of a category as the sum of a divergent series".
*arΧiv:0707.0835*[math.CT].

`{{cite journal |author=C. Balázs, E. L. Berger, P. M. Nadolsky, C.-P. Yuan |year=2007 |title=Calculation of prompt diphoton production cross sections at Tevatron and LHC energies |journal=Physical Review D |volume=76 |issue=1 |pages=013009 |doi=10.1103/PhysRevD.76.013009 |id={{arxiv|0704.0001}} }}`

`→ C. Balázs, E. L. Berger, P. M. Nadolsky, C.-P. Yuan (2007). "Calculation of prompt diphoton production cross sections at Tevatron and LHC energies".`*Physical Review D***76**(1): 013009. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.76.013009. arXiv:0704.0001.

### See alsoEdit

- {{Cite journal}}
- {{arXiv}}