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What does LTWA stand for?
LTWA stands for “List of Title Word Abbreviations.”
What is the LTWA?
It is a list that contains all the standardised abbreviations used for words in scientific citations.
It includes more than 56,000 words and their abbreviations in 65 languages.
These abbreviated words serve as the basis for constituting “abbreviated key titles” published in the ISSN Register.
The List of title word abbreviations contains:
- the title words of periodicals identified by the ISSN Network, and
- the corresponding abbreviations.
What purpose does it serve?
The use of standardized abbreviations is essential to obtain correct and validated scientific and technical citations.
Who is the author of this list?
The ISSN Network creates the abbreviations in the List of Title Word Abbreviations. The ISSN National Centres abbreviate the words in their country’s languages.
The ISSN International Centre also maintains the List of Title Word Abbreviations, checking the validity of abbreviations with the help of linguists.
In accordance with the scope of this standard, the abbreviations can also be used for titles of non-serial publications.
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