2.5. What types of ISSN records are accessible in the ISSN Portal?

An ISSN record represents the authority record for a continuing resource title [See also section 4. ISSN record]. An ISSN record has different statuses depending how and when they were created, and for which resource:

Confirmed records correspond to resources whose publication has been checked by the ISSN Network.

Provisional records correspond to provisional ISSN that may be assigned to pre-publications; they are liable to become Confirmed records.

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2.4. What does "Complete ISSN data" mean?

“Complete ISSN data” is a complete set of bibliographic data elements that constitute a full description for a serial publication in the ISSN Register, plus additional data extracted from authority databases. Depending on the resources, it may include for example:

- Other variant titles,

- Subject,

- Current and earliest Publishers,

- Corporate editor name,

- ISNI,

- Dates of publication,

- Frequency,

- Type of resource,

- Language,

- Coverage by abstracting and indexing databases,

- Related publications,

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2.3. What does "Released ISSN data" mean?

“Released ISSN data” is a core set of bibliographic data elements that constitute a basic form of description for a serial publication in the ISSN Register. This core set of data is made available to users free of charge via the Free Access Portal. This “Released ISSN Data” is limited to:

- ISSN

- ISSN-L

- Other ISSN (Suppressed, cancelled or incorrect ISSN)

- Title proper (title as it appears on the preferred source of information for the resource)

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2.2. What types of ISSN data are accessible in the ISSN Portal?

Type of data Free user Publisher Corporate user Network user
Released ISSN data (core data) [see below] X X    
Complete ISSN data   X for the resources under their responsibility X X

 

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2.1. What types of users can access the ISSN portal?

Free users are non-registered users accessing the Portal on the Internet. They have access to “essential” identification information, referred to as “Released ISSN data” for Confirmed records.[see section 2.2. What does "Released ISSN data" mean? and section 2.5. What types of ISSN records are accessible in the ISSN Portal?]

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