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


Annual EURIG meeting 2022 (Sept.17th, 2022)

The ISSN Interntional Centre will be attending RDA in Europe 2022, an annual meeting organized by EURIG, on 17 November. The agenda and registration details can be found here:

Notably, the afternoon session will focus on aggregates, of particular interest to the ISSN Network.


ISSN IC @ Charleston Conference

The 2022 Charleston Conference will be held both in person (November 1 – 4) and online (November 14 – 18).

Gaelle Béquet, Director of the ISSN International Centre, will participate in the session: Making Preservation Inevitable along with Alicia Wise, CLOCKSS, Jason Colman, University of Michigan and Mikael Laakso, Hanken School of Economics. They will describe the roles that indexing services, hosting platforms, and preservation services can play in improving the long-term availability of Open Access journals.

Gaëlle Béquet and Ana Maria Cetto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will hold the session Separating the wheat from the chaff: How to identify quality open access journals? It is a roundtable discussion of the Interacademy Partnership (IAP) report‘s recommendations and their impact if any on current and future DOAJ, Latindex and ROAD selection practices.


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.