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


The ISSN IC is implementing its business continuity plan starting March 16th, 2020

Due to the epidemic of COVID-19 in France and the measures imposed by the French authorities to limit contagion, the ISSN International Centre is implementing its business continuity plan starting March 16th, 2020. A duty roster will be established at our offices and most staff will telework.  We kindly advise subscribers, publishers, partners and suppliers to preferably use emails to contact staff. Our main email address is issnic[at] ISSN IC operations will be maintained and we will monitor the overall situation on a weekly basis to adapt in a nimble way.


Service featured at 2020 Electronic Resources & Libraries Annual Conference (Austin, TX, USA, March 8-11, 2020)

Jennifer Bazeley, E-Resources Metadata Management Librarian, Yale University Library, will present NISO Transfer Code of Practice ( and the related Transfer Alerting Service managed by the ISSN International Centre since 2018.


Journal Learned Publishing has just published article The changed – and changing – landscape of serials publishing: Review of the literature on emerging models (February 2020)

This article by Eti Herman, John Akeroyd, Gaelle Bequet, David Nicholas, and Anthony Watkinson presents an up-to-date portrayal of the greatly changed landscape of scholarly journal publishing and identifies the emerging trends characterizing it. The article posits that journal transition can be seen as falling into three categories: enhanced models of the traditional scholarly journal, innovative models of the traditional scholarly journal and possible alternatives to the traditional journal. This review shows that each of the models identified makes contributions to enriching the reporting and showcasing of scholarly output. This study on the evolution of serial publications, and more particularly on the transformations of scientific journals, was commissioned by the ISSN International Centre as part of a reflection on the new multi-year development strategy of ISSN International Centre for the years 2020 to 2024.