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Publishers : Important changes in the processing of ISSN requests




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As from January 2018, the ISSN International Centre is offering:

  • a new ISSN Extranet for publishers with enhanced services such as:

– easy ISSN requests for publications
– tracking of the assignment process at every stage
– reports of titles for which publishers assume editorial responsibility
– fast requests for modification
– declarations of transfer of ownership
– interactions with the ISSN team through a collaborative platform

  • a new ISSN Portal interface ( combining free data and subscription-based access to enhanced ISSN data.

ISSN assignment is now a paid-for service. An ISSN request shall cost between 25 € and 50 € as per the country the publisher is located in. Service packages are also available on request.

The current ISSN Request web form will no longer be in use after Dec. 10th, 2017.

Publishers shall wait until Jan. 3rd, 2018 to send their new ISSN Requests using the extranet.

For further information, please contact communication[a]