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ISSN Portal unavailable for 4 hours on December 3rd

Dear ISSN users,


The “Keepers Registry”, a JISC-funded service for the UK Higher Education sector from 2016 to 2019 and maintained by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh (,  will be discontinued as from the end of this week.


The ISSN International Centre, in cooperation with the various contributing Keepers agencies, decided to maintain this service by integrating the Keepers Data into the ISSN Portal (


This new service will require a technical operation on December 3rd and the ISSN Portal will be unavailable for 4 hours from 9am to 1pm CET due to this data import.


Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.


44th meeting of the Directors of ISSN National Centres to be held in New Delhi, India (12-18 November 2019)

The 44th meeting of the Directors of ISSN National Centres will be held in New Delhi, India,  at the kind invitation of the National Institute for Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR).


The ballot on sixth version of ISO 3297 – ISSN is under way

Early October, ISO Central Secretariat launched a FDIS ballot to validate the sixth version of ISO 3297 – ISSN.  All ISO Member bodies can vote until the end of November 2019. The sixth version of the ISSN standard should be published by ISO in 2020.