Journal Learned Publishing has just published article The changed – and changing – landscape of serials publishing: Review of the literature on emerging models (February 2020)

This article by Eti Herman, John Akeroyd, Gaelle Bequet, David Nicholas, and Anthony Watkinson presents an up-to-date portrayal of the greatly changed landscape of scholarly journal publishing and identifies the emerging trends characterizing it. The article posits that journal transition can be seen as falling into three categories: enhanced models of the traditional scholarly journal, innovative models of the traditional scholarly journal and possible alternatives to the traditional journal. This review shows that each of the models identified makes contributions to enriching the reporting and showcasing of scholarly output. This study on the evolution of serial publications, and more particularly on the transformations of scientific journals, was commissioned by the ISSN International Centre as part of a reflection on the new multi-year development strategy of ISSN International Centre for the years 2020 to 2024.

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.

ISSN International Centre @ Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2019 Membership Meeting (9-10 November 2019, Washington D.C., USA)

The Director of the ISSN International Centre will give a presentation about Keepers Registry, the new service provided by the ISSN portal (, at CNI Fall 2019 Membership Meeting. The ISSN International Centre will offer this service that supplies information about long-term preservation of digitized and born-digital continuing resources as from December 1st, 2019 when the University of Edinburgh, the current provider, relinquishes responsibility.

ISSN Newsletter

The ISSN Newsletter n°83, February 2020 is now available!