Spanish National ISSN Centre
The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is the international code used to identify serial publications (journals, newspapers, gazettes, yearbooks, series of monographs, etc).
Spain has formed part of the ISSN Network since 1978, the year in which the Spanish ISSN Centre, currently part of the Biblioteca Nacional's Bibliographic Control Department, was created. The Spanish ISSN Centre, which is housed in the Biblioteca Nacional, is the only entity authorised to assign ISSNs to serial publications published in Spain.
The request of the ISSN
This procedure is free.
According to RD 1405/2007, of 29 October, businesses and publishers based in Catalonia should consult the Biblioteca de Catalunya
How to get an ISSN
In all cases, in order for publications to be correctly identified, it is necessary that the place of publishing and the entity and/or publisher responsible for the edition be clearly stated in one the sections of the publication.
The copyright library number is a compulsory procedure for any type of media except for online serial publications. This procedure is the responsibility of the publisher.