What is an ISSN?



An ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is a unique eight digit number assigned to each journal title - they are very useful if the same title is shared by more than one journal. For example, two journals are called 'Economist' - one is from the Netherlands (ISSN: 1572-9982), one is from London, England (ISSN: 0013-0613).

You can find the ISSN of a journal using Ulrich's Periodical Directory.  

Ordinarly, you do not need an ISSN to locate a journal in the library.  

For more information got to the ISSN International Centre.

  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2017
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