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


Request for information for the development of a new ISSN production tool (ISSN+)

The ISSN IC published on Friday, December 21st, 2018 a “Request For Information” concerning the development of a new ISSN production tool.

Companies interested in the ISSN+ project  will send to the ISSN IC an application file the content of which is presented in the attached document.

Based on the criteria outlined in the RFI, ISSN IC will then retain several candidates and will forward to them detailed specifications. The RFI can be downloaded here.

Potential questions will be forwarded to by January 25th, 2019. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at noon (CET). Tenders should be sent to


The next version of the ISSN standard is under ballot until March 27th, 2019

A ballot on the next version of the ISO 3297 standard has just been launched by ISO. The national standard-setting organizations of TC46/SC9 Information and documentation – Identification and description member countries are required to submit their vote and comments to ISO before March 27th, 2019.


The ISSN IC @ PIDapalooza 2019

ISSN has been a persistent identifier for more than 40 years and still is! This is good news the Director of the ISSN International Centre will share with experts attending the two-day PIDapalooza Persistent Identifier festival in Dublin, Ireland, on 23-24 January 2019.