Thursday, June 28, 2018

Chinese National Standard of ISSN Published

China Standard Serial Number, Part 2: ISSN (GB/T 9999.2-2018), The Chinese National Standard of ISSN, was just published in March 2018.
Since the Chinese National Standard China Standard Serial Numbering (GB/T 9999-2001, eqv ISO 3297:1998) was published in June 2002, the standard had not been revised for many years. In 2009, the China ISSN Center proposed to revised the standard, and the application was approved.
However, the drafting of the standard took much longer time than it was estimated. Finally, the revised standard was divided into two parts, with the first part for Chinese local management number (CN) and the second part for ISSN.
Based on the ISO 3297:2007, Information and Documentation -- International Standard Serial Number, the newly revised standard meets the needs for the ISSN numbers of electronic serials, and also clarifies the responsibilities of ISSN China Center.
As the director of the ISSN China Center, I began the revision of the standard in 2009, and I am glad to see the final result.