Publishers of a Swiss serial publication can apply for an ISSN using the ISSN application form. If the publication meets the criteria, the ISSN will be available within 72 hours in Helveticat, the catalogue of the Swiss National Library. Where a publication only appears online, the ISSN will not be issued until after it has appeared. Please check whether the publication already has an ISSN before applying for one.
The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a number that clearly identifies serial publications (magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and journals) throughout the world. It is issued by the ISSN Centre Switzerland for Swiss serial publications and stored in Helveticat, the catalogue of the Swiss National Library, as well as in the International ISSN Register (processed by the International ISSN Centre).
Last modification 13.12.2017