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


The e-ISSN becomes a mandatory item according to Latindex new list of editorial quality criteria


Set online in 2002, Latindex Catalogo was created as a referral service specializing in editorial quality criteria applied to the evaluation of Spanish journals in Science and Technology. Those journals that are compliant with a minimum of the criteria established by Latindex are included in the catalog. Editorial features like content, editorial guidelines, and online presentation are checked. Since May 2017, online journals must have their own e-ISSN, additionally to their previously assigned print ISSN. This mandatory amendment has been added to the new list of 38 editorial quality criteria decided by a group of 4 scholars members of the Latindex network, and approved during the last Latindex technical meeting held in September 2016.



ISO TC46 to convene in Pretoria (South Africa) in May 2017


The annual plenary meeting of ISO Technical Committee 46 Information-Documentation will be held in Pretoria (South Africa) from 22 to 26 May 2017 at the kind invitation of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). The revision of ISO 15836 (Dublin Core), the publication of the revised ISO 5127 (Information and documentation – Vocabulary), the preservation of digital records will be among the main topics to be addressed during this meeting.


The ISSN International Centre at 2017 ABES Annual Conference

The ISSN International Centre at 2017 ABES Annual Conference

The ISSN International Centre will participate in the annual conference organized by the Agence bibliographique de l’enseignement supérieur (ABES) in Montpellier (France) from 10 to 11 May 2017. On May 12th, the ISSN International Centre will be represented at the one-day annual meeting for managers of French regional centres specialized in serial identification (Centres SUDOC-PS) who will get a presentation about the current activities of the ISSN network.