ISSN Application Form (web)

Fill in the application form below to apply for ISSN and press the Send button to submit.
We will send you an e-mail to the address you entered as "6-8 Contact person's information: E-mail address" after receiving your application.

Application

1 Title

Enter the title of the publication. When you apply before publishing, write down the expected title.

  • *Write down the most distinct title displayed (or to be displayed) on:
    • -Print (including the text written in any one or more of Japanese, Chinese and Korean)…the cover
    • -Print (of which text is written in language(s) other than Japanese, Chinese and Korean)…the title page (or the cover if the title page does not exist)
    • -Electronic publication in physical media (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, USB etc.)…the label or the body
    • -Online journal…the page of volumes (or the top page of the journal)
  • *Note that sometimes a title different from the input content is registered according to the display of the title on the actual resource.
  • *In case the title is not in Japanese, fill in the "1-2" as the same as "1-1".

2 Media (essential)

Select only one medium for one application.

  • *Fill in the details in the blank below if you select "Other"
  • *For several media, fill in an application form for each.
  • (Describe the detail in the blank below if you choose "Other")

3 Place of publication (essential)

Enter the place (country and city) displayed on the publication.
When you apply before publishing, write down the expected place of publication.

  • *ISSN can be applied to the Japanese National Centre for ISSN only when the publication is published in Japan.
  • *In case of an online journal, it is required to display the place of publication inside Japan (publisher's location or contact address of the publisher) on the website.

4 Name of the publisher (essential)

Enter the name of the organization which publishes (published/will be published) the journal. Write down the personal name if the journal is (was/will be) published by an individual.

  • *In case the name of the publisher is not in Japanese, fill in the "4-2" as the same as "4-1".

5 Name for the formal notice

Enter the name for the formal notice if you would like to specify it besides "4-1 Name of publisher". (e.g. "President Prof. XXX, The XXX Society of Japan")

  • *The name to be printed on the formal notice, not the mailing address, is expected.

6 Contact person's information

Enter the information of the person in charge, not the name of the representative person of the organization.

  • *We will send the notices to the person in charge. If you would like the notices to be sent to a different address (place and the name of person), inform us by using "15 Message".
  • *In case the name of the organization is not in Japanese, fill in the "6-2" as the same as "6-1".
  • *In case the address is not in Japanese, fill in the "6-5" as the same as "6-4".
  • *In case the name of person in charge is not in Japanese, fill in the "6-7" as the same as "6-6".
  • *Fill in "6-9 Telephone number" and "6-10 Fax number" if you have the telephone and/or fax.
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7 Information of the first issue (including first issue after title change or media change)

In regard to the first issue, enter the numeric and/or alphabetic designation (volume, number, issue etc.), chronological designation (month, year etc.) and date of publication. When you apply before publishing, write down the expected volume etc. and the date to be published.

  • *Note that we are not able to accept the application without "7-1" or "7-2" because it does not meet the conditions for assignment of ISSN.
  • *For "7-3 Date of publication", enter the date on which the first issue is (was/is to be) published. In case of online journal, put in the date the journal is (was/is to be) uploaded.
  • *In case of title change, enter the Numeric and/or alphabetic designation, Chronological designation and the date of publication of the issue which was (is to be) published after title change.
    e.g.) title A: v. 1-v. 6 and title B: v. 7-, the first issue for title B is "v. 7".
  • *In case of media change, fill in the volumes and publication date of the issue which was (is to be) published after media change.
    e.g.) v. 1-v. 7 was published by print publication, and from v. 8, it was changed to CD-ROM: The first issue for CD-ROM version is "v. 8".

8 Frequency (essential)

Select the frequency of the publication.

  • *If the resource is published (was published/to be published) irregularly, please choose the rough information: more than twice a year/once a year/less than once a year.
  • *Fill in the details in the blank below if you select "Other".
  • (Describe the detail in the blank below if you choose "Other")

9 History of title change (when published under different title in the past)

If the new publication was once published under a different title, write down that information. If it was assigned ISSN, enter it.

9-2 Media of the former publication
  • (Describe the detail in the blank below if you choose "Other")
9-5 ISSN of the former publication (in numeric characters: 4 and 4 digits)
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10 History of media change (when published or still published in other media)

If the new publication was once published in different media, enter that information. If it was assigned ISSN, write it down.

10-2 Other media of the publication
  • (Describe the detail in the blank below if you choose "Other")
10-5 ISSN of the publication in other media (in numeric characters: 4 and 4 digits)
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11 Condition of the publication and legal deposit (essential for all media except online journals)

Choose and write down about the present condition of the publication and legal deposit.

  • *In case you apply for ISSN after publication and no past issue of your publication is possessed in the NDL at all, enter the scheduled date for sending in "11-3" and send us the past issues as far back as possible for legal deposit. ISSN will be announced after we receive them.
  • *Search the NDL-OPAC using the title, name of publisher etc. as keywords to confirm if your publication have already been sent to the NDL. If there is no hit, it means that we do not have your publication yet.
  • *If you do not have stocks of material to deposit, write "out of stock" in "11-3".
11-1 Application before the first issue is published (essential)
11-2 You have already sent the prescribed number of materials to the NDL (essential)

12 Condition of the publication (essential for online journal only)

Select the appropriate answer for each entry.
- PAY contents or FREE contents: Choose "FREE contents" if all the articles uploaded are (or will be) free to read, download, copy, print or link with no charge.
- Permitting any users to read, download, copy, print or link: Choose "Yes" when the registration is accepted for any users.
- Accessible to the whole contents of the resource: Choose "Yes" if all the issues and articles uploaded as an online journal are free to read, download, copy, print or link. In the case of media change from print to online journal, it is not necessary to consider the issues and articles published only in print.
- Peer-reviewed academic journal: Choose "Yes" if the journal is peer-reviewed.

  • *No matter what choices you make, it will not affect the decision on assigning ISSN.
  • *If you choose "PAY contents" for item 1, "Yes" for item 2 to 4, in principle the bibliographical records of an online journal with ISSN will be registered in ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources) provided by the ISSN International Centre. For more information, refer to the webpage of ROAD.
12-1 PAY contents or FREE contents (essential)
12-2 Permitting any users to read, download, copy, print or link (essential)
12-3 Accessible to the whole contents of the resources (essential)
12-4 Peer-reviewed academic journal (essential)

13 Condition of the publication (essential for online journal only)

Choose the appropriate answer for each entry about uploading on the platform or institutional repositories.

  • *No matter what choices you make, it will not affect the decision on assigning ISSN.
13-1 Uploaded (or scheduled to be) on J-STAGE (essential)
13-2 Uploaded (or scheduled to be) on institutional repositories (essential)

14 URL (essential for online journal only)

Enter the appropriate URL.

  • *Make sure to write down the URL of the page where all back numbers are indicated or the top page of this publication, not the URL of the top page of each issue.
  • * If the URL is not yet fixed, enter the fixed part or "Not fixed".

15 Message

Write below if there is something specific to inform us.

On your personal information
  • Personal information you input will be used exclusively for the purpose of managing this application.
  • For our use of personal information, please refer to "Protection of Personal Information".

Contact Us

Japanese National Centre for ISSN
Serials and Non-book Materials Division,
Acquisitions and Bibliography Department,
National Diet Library
Fax: +81-3-3581-1330
E-mail: issnjpnat n d l dot g o dot j p

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