Question

Why does a Skype phone icon appear next to ISSN numbers in my browser?

Answer

Your browser has a Skype plug-in which is enabled for click-to-call. This automatically detects any number in a phone number format and places the Skype click-to-call icon next to it. As ISSN numbers are in a similar format to phone numbers, these are picked up by Skype. To stop the Skype icon appearing in this way, you need to disable this function in your browser. You can find the Skype drop down in your browser by clicking the buttons next to the 'tools' drop-down. Once you've accesssed the menu, you can turn off the 'Turn number highlighting on' option. This will stop Skype highlighting the ISSNs on CJO as phone numbers.