Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on ISSN National Centres' current activities

Due to the COVID-19 global outbreak and health and social measures imposed by several national authorities, ISSN National Centres and their hosting institutions may encounter technical and operational issues. This situation may have an impact on the management of publishers’ ISSN requests, ISSN assignments and ISSN Portal updates. We thank you for your patience and your understanding.

ISO standard 3297 to go through a second FDIS vote in 2020

The two resolutions submitted to vote by ISO TC46/SC9 regarding ISO standard 3297 were officially approved by 20 national standard bodies on March 17th, 2020. A final draft of ISSN standard will be balloted by ISO in the coming weeks.

New Keepers Registry statistics available through the ISSN Portal

Since December 2019, Keepers Registry ( has been provided through the ISSN Portal ( Keepers Registry aggregates archival status information regarding continuing resources supplied by 13 archiving agencies. Building upon this achievement, the ISSN International Centre has just developed and published free statistics, i.e. the number of archived resources per archiving agency, the level of archiving stewardship, the number of resources under exclusive stewardship, and the distribution of resources per publisher and per archiving agency. You will find them at

ISSN Newsletter

The ISSN Newsletter n°86, May 2020 is now available!