Answered By: Stephanie Folse
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2015     Views: 5

An ISSN ("International Standard Serial Number") uniquely identifies a journal, even if it exists under alternate titles (for example: "Journal of the American Society for Information Science", also known as "JASIS"). They increase accuracy when the system automatically checks for online sources.

ISSNs are 8 digit numbers with a dash in the middle. Occasionally they include "X's". Example ISSNs are:

  • 0923-2302
  • 0932-023X

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