Date adopted: 
December 11, 2019
Last update: 
July 28, 2023

International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) are used to identify one-off, text-based products such as books, DVDs and maps.

International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSNs) are used to identify text-based serial publications such as annual reports and newsletters.

At the Government of Yukon, you are more likely to need an ISSN than an ISBN. Sometimes a publication you are working on will already have an ISSN number from previous editions.

Contact [email protected] to obtain a number.

On printed materials, the preferred place to put an ISSN is the upper right-hand corner of the cover. Always put the letters ISSN before the number.

Other good locations for the ISSN are the masthead area, the copyright page or in the publishing statement.

On non-printed materials, such as a DVD, try to put the ISSN on the packaging as well on an electronic page.

If a publication has both an ISSN and an ISBN, then print both numbers.

Find out more about ISSNs and ISBNs.