How do I get an ISBN/ISSN for my publication?
ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
An ISBN is a unique 13 digit number, assigned to a book or similar publication. It denotes the publisher and edition of the book and allows booksellers and purchasers to identify exact versions of a publication.
ISBNs are usually only available to purchase in batches of 10 or more. However, for information on obtaining a single ISBN for your publication from the University of Exeter, please contact Phil Hicks.
Further information on getting ISBNs can be found on the Nielsen UK ISBN Agency website.
ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)
An ISSN is a unique 8 digit number, assigned to a serial publication (e.g. a journal, magazine or electronic journal). It acts as an identifier and allows potential subscribers/readers to locate the exact publication required.
To obtain an ISSN for your serial publication, you need to contact the British Library directly. For more details, see the British Library website.