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


Positive vote on ISO 3297 standard (Dec. 1st, 2019)

The national standards organizations members of ISO TC 46 have just voted and endorsed the revised version of ISO 3297, which will be released in 2020.


ISSN International Centre @ Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2019 Membership Meeting (9-10 December) 2019, Washington D.C., USA)

The Director of the ISSN International Centre will give a presentation about Keepers Registry, the new service provided by the ISSN portal (, at CNI Fall 2019 Membership Meeting. The ISSN International Centre will offer this service that supplies information about long-term preservation of digitized and born-digital continuing resources as from December 3rd, 2019 when the University of Edinburgh, the current provider, relinquishes responsibility.


ISSN Portal unavailable for 4 hours on December 3rd

Dear ISSN users,


The “Keepers Registry”, a JISC-funded service for the UK Higher Education sector from 2016 to 2019 and maintained by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh (,  will be discontinued as from the end of this week.


The ISSN International Centre, in cooperation with the various contributing Keepers agencies, decided to maintain this service by integrating the Keepers Data into the ISSN Portal (


This new service will require a technical operation on December 3rd and the ISSN Portal will be unavailable for 4 hours from 9am to 1pm CET due to this data import.


Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.