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


Journals preserved or how to turn Diamond into JASPER

Gaëlle Béquet, Director of ISSN International Centre, published an article in UKSG Insights about the JASPER project. Open access journals are poorly preserved, as shown by two recent studies based on an analysis of titles indexed by DOAJ. This worrying finding has motivated DOAJ, CLOCKSS, Keepers Registry, Internet Archive and Public Knowledge Project to join forces to propose an archiving solution for journals without article processing charges. The JASPER project resulted in the creation of a tool and a workflow allowing the preservation of a dozen journals. The next step is to go to scale (more journals archived, more agencies involved), conditioned subject to the mobilization of external funding.



ISSN IC @2022 OASPA Conference (20-22 September 2022, online)

The ISSN International Centre will participate in the 2022 OASPA Online Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing “Beyond Open Access” which will take place 20 – 22 September 2022. The program is available here:


ISSN IC @NISO+ Forum and @Society for Scholarly Publishing Seminar  (20-22 September, Washington DC, USA)

Gaëlle Béquet, ISSN International Centre Director, will participate in the NISO+ Forum about identifiers and metadata held on 20 September 2022 ( . She will also attend the 2022 Society for Scholarly Publishing Seminar New Directions in Scholarly Publishing on 21-22 September 2022 ( Meetings are also scheduled with Library of Congress colleagues at the ISSN US Centre.