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International Standard Serial Number

Overview#

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an eight-digit is a numeric Unique Identifier used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

International Standard Serial Number is especially helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title.

International Standard Serial Number are used in ordering, cataloging, interlibrary loans, and other practices in connection with serial literature.

International Standard Serial Number was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975. ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard.

International Standard Serial Number format#

International Standard Serial Number is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. As an integer number, it can be represented by the first seven digits. The last code digit, which may be 0-9 or an X, is a Check Digit. Formally, the general form of the ISSN code (also named "ISSN structure" or "ISSN syntax") can be expressed as follows:
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International Standard Serial Number is typically shows on the items as a EAN barcode with a GS1 Company Prefix of 977 similar to:

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