Meaning of International Standard Serial Number

Interna'tional Stand'ard Se'rial Num"ber

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a unique, internationally agreed upon number code assigned to serial publications, as periodicals and yearbooks, for the purposes of identification and inventory control. Abbr.: ISSN
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