ISSN Magazine Barcodes
International Standard Serial Numbers are the numbers allocated to every periodical publications such as magazines or journals. These numbers are applied for through an international organisation that allocates all ISSN numbers. If already have an ISSN number, then you can purchase the barcode images for this here. If you require an ISSN Number, these can be applied for here.
Before purchasing your ISSN barcode, you may wish to consider which format you want your ISSN Barcode to be.
ISSN Barcodes come in 3 main formats:
1. The 8 digit ISSN number is converted to a 13 digit number by adding a 977 to the beginning, taking away the check-digit, adding two numbers (00) to the end and recalculating the check-digit. The number is then created as an image using EAN-13 Symbology which can easily be read by all barcode scanners and is essentially the same as other products with EAN-13 barcodes on them that go into stores. In this case the same number would be printed on each issue of the magazine.
2. Again the 8 digit ISSN number is converted to a 13 digit number, however this time the ’00’ added on the end is changed various times to create a different EAN-13 image each time. In this case a separate barcode image would be created for each issue of the magazine.
3. The final format involves converting the ISSN number in exactly the same way as option one, however in this case an additional 2-digit supplement code is added to the end creating a 15 digit (EAN-13+2) number. The supplement changes for each issue and can be done on a monthly (01-12) or weekly (01-52) basis (or any other way you wish).
In the UK the 13+2 format (option 3) is the most common. Other countries tend more towards the 13 digit formats (options 1 and 2). – It is a good idea to check the stores you are hoping to stock your magazine to establish which format is the most common.
It should be noted that the options 2 and 3 involve creating multiple images for the ISSN number and thus are more expensive.
ISSN Barcode Images
Here you can purchase ISSN Barcode images (for magazines, journals, and periodicals). These will be emailed through to you in 4 different formats (Bitmap, eps., tiff, Jpeg, PDF) once the order has been received.
Please enter your 8 digit ISSN number in the additional information section when filling out your details after proceeding to checkout. Also, specify if you require an alternative format for your barcode (i.e. 13+2).
Quantity Price per image 1 Rs. 3,000 2 Rs. 2,600 each 3 Rs. 2,100 each 4 + Rs. 1,500 each
If you require a series of ISSN Numbers please contact us
If you purchase Barcode Registration, you will be able to register your barcode number and product information on the International Barcodes Database (information registered on that database filters through to several other major online databases as well). Please enter your barcode number(s) in the “additional information” section on the checkout page.
Once we receive your order, we will email you to request proof of ownership (so that we can verify that you are the owner of your barcode number). We will then activate your barcode number for registration, and provide you with instructions on how to register your barcode number (please note that Registration is included for free if you purchase one of our Barcode Packages).
Price per Barcode 1 + Rs 3,000 each 5 + Rs 2,700 each 10 + Rs 2,400 each 20 + Rs 2,100 each 30 + Rs 1,800 each 50 + Rs 1,500 each
If you have a book, and require barcodes for this, please see our book barcodes section.