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


Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on ISSN National Centres’ current activities

Due to the COVID-19 global outbreak and health and social measures imposed by several national authorities, ISSN National Centres and their hosting institutions may encounter technical and operational issues. This situation may have an impact on the management of publishers’ ISSN requests, ISSN assignments and ISSN Portal updates. We thank you for your patience and your understanding.


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.