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2018 STM Report heralds the development of ISSN Services




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In October 2018, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers, published its fifth edition of the report entitled “The STM Report: An overview of scientific and scholarly publishing” available at

The 2018 STM Report mentions the ISSN as the key standard for the identification and description of continuing resources. The ISSN Portal ( and the new Enhanced Transfer Alerting Service (ETAS) hosted by the ISSN International Centre ( are also featured in the 2018 STM Report.