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What is the ISSN?

Learn about the ISSN to ensure quicker delivery of your interlibrary loan article requests.

More information on the ISSN

What is the ISSN?

The ISSN stands for The International Standard Serial Number.

It is an eight-digit number used as a unique identifier for  serials or periodical publications, such as journals, magazines, newspapers



Why use the ISSN?

Many serials have identical or similar names, and the ISSN distinguishes one from the others.

For example, Rider has access to 6 different journals named Gazette. The ISSN helps us distinguish between two journals with the same name.

Can a publication have more than one ISSN?

Each title of any published periodical has to have its own individual issn. Thus, If the title of the publication changes in any significant way, a new ISSN must be assigned
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