ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a numbering system for serial publications. ISSN is a numeric code and has fixed length.

ISSN used for the identification of serial publications.

An ISSN can be assigned to any serial publication, whether it is printed or available on any other medium (CD-ROM, floppy disk, online publications).

An ISSN can only be used with serial publications.

Technical Specifications
ISSN is an 8 digit number encoded using EAN-13 symbology with "977" as the prefix. The eigth digit of the ISSN is a control digit calculated using a modulo 11 algorithm from the preceding 7 digits.

Additional Information
The basic difference between ISBN and ISSN is that an ISSN is assigned to serial publications; ISBN is assigned to monographs ("books"). An ISSN can be assigned to a series of monographs as such; and an ISBN will be assigned to each separate book of the series.

One can use Label Flow™ barcode software for printing ISSN labels or use Asset Track for managing library of publications.

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