DOAJ and the ISSN International Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2015. The purpose of this agreement is to promote both parties and exchange metadata about quality, open access journals in the framework of ROAD service. The benefit of this working agreement is to give an insight about trusted peer-reviewed open access journals. Being indexed in the DOAJ means that the journals considered adhere to high levels of quality regarding best practices.
GS1 is an international organisation which defines the specifications for barcodes, among other things. The agreement established between GS1 and the ISSN International Centre allows ISSN numbers to be used in barcodes according to the EAN13 specifications, with the prefix 977 reserved for serial publications.
ISNI (ISO 27729) is the certified global standard number for identifying contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution. The ISSN International Centre is a member of ISNI International Agency and as such, makes use of existing ISNI to complete ISSN records with identifiers assigned to issuing bodies for example. This practice is also extending to ISSN National Centres thus providing interoperability between ISSN and ISNI.
Latindex represents a major initiative launched by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1997 to promote the visibility and dissemination of Ibero-American scientific journals, and improve the quality of journals published in the region. Latindex and the ISSN International Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September 2015. The purpose of this three-year agreement is to promote both parties and exchange metadata about serials.