The ISSN Portal
Navigate the ocean of periodicals with the ISSN: subscribe to the ISSN Portal!
Each ISSN assigned to a serial publication is registered in an international database: the ISSN Register. This database, which is accessible through the ISSN Portal , is considered as the world catalogue of serials. More than one million ISSN numbers have so far been assigned. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source for the identification of serial publications world-wide.
The ISSN is a key access and a control tool that facilitates automated document management. It has a significant interest for publishers, suppliers, subscription agencies, booksellers, librarians, information scientists, union catalogand researchers. It is a necessary reference in the complex world of publications
ISSN is also:
- A useful and cost-effective communication tool between publishers and suppliers;
- A reference at the service of libraries and documentation centres, the scientific community and copyrights management organizations;
- A criteria giving access to negociated postal rates.
The ISSN Portal is accessible, based on an annual licence agreement (January to December), through two subscription modes:
- authentication with a login and a password
- IP authentication