Inhalt :: Content
Bibliographisches Verzeichnis periodisch erscheinender internationaler Veröffentlichungen in gedruckter oder elektronischer Form (Zeitschriften, zeitschriftenartige Reihen, Zeitungen, Serien) aus 193 Ländern in 144 Sprachen. Berichtszeitraum: Titel seit Einführung der ISSN. Updates: wöchentlich.
Verlagsinformation :: Publisher's information
The ISSN Register is a comprehensive tool which can be used for severalpurposes:
- world-wide bibliographic searches on serial publications
- cataloguing (records can be downloaded and re-used for specific purposes)
- constitution of controlled authority files based on ISSN (database management)
The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is universally accepted as the prime means of identifying serials (journals, magazines, periodicals of any kind), a vital first step for the management of the articles or contributions they contain. Its use is essential throughout the information chain, from publisher (and from the author of every single contribution or article) to the reader, through document delivery utilities, abstracting and indexing services, subscription agents, libraries, union catalogues, newsagents ..., for the efficient management of research, ordering and cataloguing.
To date (1998), some 900,000 serials published in 180 countries have been registered and have had an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) assigned. The ISSN network, an intergovernmental organization, is basedin 67 National Centres which obtain data at source in the framework of national bibliographies and legal deposit. Each year, it identifies more than 40,000 publications.
The ISSN International Centre in Paris, which is responsible for thecoordination of the network, registers itself titles published byinternational institutions (United Nations, Unesco, OECD, European Community ...) and international associations (scientific unions, learnedsocieties, etc.) i.e. currently more than 13,000 titles.
The sustained growth of electronic serials is reflected in ISSN Online. More and more e-serials (whether online or on different magnetic or optical media) are being added to the ISSN Register.
ISSN Portal is updated on a weekly basis. Each week some 1,000 new records are added to the ISSN Register and thousands of amendments and corrections are input. All the additions to the ISSN Register may be searched and browsed separately.
ISSN Portal is a truly multilingual database: some 150 differentlanguages are represented in the ISSN Register. Non Latin scripts aretransliterated into the Latin alphabet according to the corresponding ISO standards. Special characters and diacritics are rendered through Unicode characters and displayed on most available browsers.