International Identifier for serials
and other continuing resources, in the electronic and print world


Calls for papers for 2020 IFLA WLIC Open Sessions (Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August 2020)

IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section and IFLA Committee on standards have issued a call for papers for IFLA WLIC 2020. More information available at .


The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) stresses the crucial role of ISSN in its 16 Principles of Transparency

COPE has released a discussion document about predatory publishing ( which contains recommendations to help researchers pinpoint fake scientific journals. COPE advises researchers to search the ISSN of the publication in the ISSN Portal and verify if the ISSN is genuine and has not been assigned to another serial publication.


ISSN IC @PIDapalooza 2020 (January 28-30, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal)

At PIDapalooza, the Open festival of persistent identifiers, ISSN IC Director, will give a presentation about the portfolio of services provided by the ISSN portal that is expanding to support the identification of continuing resources and share information about their preservation in the digital scholarly environment. Plans to turn the ISSN portal into a hub of identifiers for digital resources and organizations are emerging. Bring your chords and your PIDs and tune in for an innovative music piece.