ISSN barcodes in South Africa
Barcodes for magazines, newspapers and other serial publications
SA Barcodes can register, design and issue you with an ISSN number for your magazine or newspaper. We also place your publication on the worldwide ISSN database.
ISSN stands for International Standard Serial Number, and is a unique number assigned to a publication such as a magazine, newspaper, periodical, or other recurring publication. An ISSN number contains 8 digits which are assigned to a particular serial publication.
Note also that the issue number also appears on the barcode – so depending on your intended retailer’s system you may need to have a barcode created for each issue of your publication, although not all retailers require this. SA Barcodes can register and design your initial ISSN barcode at a standard fee of only R275.00 for the first code. Thereafter, we offer a lower rate for future barcodes depending on how frequently your publication comes out; be it weekly, monthly, or quarterly for example.
Sourcing your initial ISSN number takes about 10 working days (sometimes less), whereafter we can design the corresponding barcode and send it through to you along with a high-resolution image of the ISSN barcode.
In order to process the ISSN request, we will require you to fill in a brief application form, providing the necessary details of the publication. We will also need to submit copies of the following pages (they need not be the final versions!) in PDF or Jpeg formats:
How to make a purchase (Card/EFT):
You may purchase a single ISSN number (including barcode images) using your Credit/Debit card by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. This will take you to Payfast – our secure online payment provider. Payfast accepts a variety of payment options including credit card, debit card and UKash.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay by EFT or would like to order more than one ISSN number, please deposit a total of R275.00 (per ISSN number required) into the bank account below (using your name as the reference) and please remember to send us proof of payment via fax – 086 663 8699 or
email – email@example.com.
Banking details for EFT payments:
As soon as payment is received, we will send through the necessary forms and, once completed, you can expect to receive you complete barcode package within 10 working days. Please also feel free to contact us at any point should you require more information.