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


2018 STM Report heralds the development of ISSN Services

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.



ISSN International Centre at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

At FBF, the ISSN International Centre will deliver a presentation entitled “New ISSN Portal and Extranet: Discover our advanced services”. The aim is to promote the new interface of the ISSN Portal and ETAS service. Serial publishers and serial librarians are welcome to attend this event on October 10th, 2018, at 5.30 pm, at Academic & Business Information Stage (hall 4.2).


If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please contact sales[a]

ISSN International Centre Sales team will be happy to meet you at FBF International Library Centre, ILC– hall 4.2, stand N 75 (9-11 October 2018).


Enhanced Transfer Alerting Service (ETAS) now hosted by the ISSN International Centre

The Enhanced Transfer Alerting Service is a database containing information about journals which are transferred from one publisher to another when these publishers have agreed to comply with the Transfer Code of Practice available on NISO website (

Since September 10th, 2018, ETAS has been hosted by the ISSN International Centre. Please visit Alerts about new transfers are available via a mailing list and a RSS feed.