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


The open science movement has gained momentum in all countries. Building on the expertise gained with the Directory of Open Scholarly Resources (ROAD) and the Keepers Registry, the ISSN International Centre is a partner of project JASPER. This project led by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) aims to establish a link between journal editors and archiving organizations to allow the retrieval and preservation of content. Learn more about JASPER on DOAJ website (link to


ISSN International Centre is a proud supporter of Think. Check. Submit. as well as a contributing organisation and long-standing committee member.

Established in 2015, Think. Check. Submit. was developed with the support of an international coalition of organisations from across scholarly communications in response to discussions about deceptive publishing and amid a growing number of new and unfamiliar publishing options available for researchers.

Think. Check. Submit. provides a range of tools and practical resources to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications. Separate checklists for journals and books available to guide researchers through the key criteria for selecting where to publish their research and are also invaluable to scholarly communications professionals who are advising researchers about these issues. Translations of the checklists are also available in a number of languages.