ISSN barcodes appear on serial publications, such as magazines and newspapers, for retail and inventory use. This symbology encodes an International Standard Serial Number.
- Serialized publications
- Scientific journals
What is the "Variant" field used for in ISSN barcodes?
See this third-party article for more information.
How do I add a 5-digit extension to my ISSN magazine barcode?
ISSN barcodes can support 5-digit extensions, but unfortunately, the current release of Barcode Producer (v6.8) only supports the older 2-digit extension. We plan to add support for a 5-digit extension to a future release.
In the interim, you can use the EAN-13 symbology to create an ISSN barcode with a 5-digit extension.