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


ISSN and DOAJ: A renewed partnership

DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals, and the ISSN International Centre renewed their partnership whose main purpose is the exchange of metadata to improve the quality of the ISSN Portal and the DOAJ.

ISSN and DOAJ: a renewed partnership


Survey about ISSN

The ISSN International Centre expresses its thanks to the 1491 colleagues and partners who have submitted a response to the Opinion Survey about the ISSN Standard. The survey was circulated in 7 languages and has attracted attention in 78 countries. The ISO Working Group on the revision of the ISSN standard will now discuss the survey findings. We will keep you posted!


The new ISSN portal and customer extranet are online!

On January 4th, 2018, the ISSN international Centre launched its new Portal and its new Extranet which are available at

The ISSN Portal has been enriched with new features such as improved search functions (faceted search, cartographic search), multiple display options, additional data, i.e. a unified subject classification based on UDC, and the possibility to download bibliographic information in MARC and linked data formats.

The Customer Extranet allows each subscribing entity to have its own access point with details about its subscription. Specific statistics are available to help with usage monitoring. The new Extranet therefore allows customers of the ISSN Portal greater autonomy in managing their accounts.