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Application for an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) for UK publications

Please complete a separate form for each ISSN required.

If your serial is already being published we need to see a copy in order to assign an ISSN. Please download the PDF version (PDF format 109KB) of this form, and send a printout of the completed form, along with a recent issue of the serial to:

ISSN UK Centre
The British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ

For titles where no issues have yet been published, and for online titles, please complete the following form:

To send your request, simply complete this form and click the submit button. You should receive an email acknowledgement – if you do not, please contact us. Certain fields must be completed, these are marked with an asteriskrequired.  Help is available as required.

1. Serial title

2. Date and volume numbering of first issue of serial with that title

3. Year and month of first issue, or, year and month of proposed date of first issue

4. Frequency of publication

5. Publication format
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  2. Other

6. Publication url

7. Former title

8. Related title

9. Publisher's detailsHelp

10. Name and postal address of organisation requesting ISSN if not publisher

11. Contact details
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12. Date by which ISSN is required
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13. Additional information

Terms and conditions
  1. required

Please complete all mandatory fields marked with required.

Further Information:

ISSN UK Centre
The British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1937 546959
Fax: +44 (0) 1937 546562