Service ISSN Application Status
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National Science Library, NISCAIR, New Delhi
Eligibility ISSN Applicants
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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

ISSN is a worldwide identification code used by publishers, suppliers, libraries, information services, bar coding systems, union catalogues, etc. for citation and retrieval of serials such as Journals, Newspapers, Newsletters, Directories, Yearbooks, Annual Reports, Monograph series, etc. The benefits of having ISSN include international publicity and recognition of serials by automatic inclusion in the International Serials Directory Database.

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The Indian ISSN Centre at the National Science Library, NISCAIR, New Delhi is one of a network of over 89 national centres worldwide. It is responsible for assigning ISSNs to serials published in India. The Centre is also responsible for contributing Indian records to the world database of ISSN numbers, known as the ISSN Register, maintained by the ISSN International Centre in Paris.

Since 1986,National Institute of Science Communication and information Resources (erstwhile INSDOC) has been designated as the National Centre for assigning ISSNs to serial publications published in India. The ISSN assigned periodicals are registered in the international database in Paris.


The ISSN distinguishes a particular serial from others. The ISSN also helps library patrons, libraries, and others who handle large numbers of serials to find and identify titles in automated systems more quickly and easily.

Who Can Obtain ISSN?

1. Any new print or electronic journal whose first issue is ready for publication or already published.
2. An existing serial publication which does not have ISSN.
3. Changed serial title(s) whose old titles had already an ISSN.

How To Obtain ISSN?

One can obtain ISSN by applying online mode only, apply online after submission of the application take a print out of the submitted application and send it through post along with a specimen copy of the serial in case of print version or a copy of homepage in case of online version to Head, National Science Library, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), 14 – Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi -110067. Contact No. 011-26863759

How To Check ISSN Application Status?

1. Visit ISSN Application Status page 
2. Enter Application ID and Email ID
3. Submit to track ISSN Application Status.



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