6 July 2021
The ISSN International Centre, with academic publisher Springer Nature, has just completed constructing a new, centralized process for the assignment of International Standard Serial Numbers(ISSN) to periodicals and books series published by Springer Nature and its brands which include Springer, Nature Portfolio, BMC, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American. It involves the automated ISSN assignment to pre-publications through transfer of metadata from Springer Nature to the ISSN International Centre which dispatches the metadata to ISSN National Centres, e.g. ISSN Germany, ISSN Singapore, ISSN Switzerland, ISSN UK and ISSN USA.
The completion of the pilot offers both the ISSN Network and the publisher enhanced workflow benefits.
Springer Nature has one point of contact for all new ISSN assignments and can use a unique and internationally recognized standard identifier to track serial publications in its internal production system and in transactions with business partners.