Service Description

An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number. Originally comprising of 10 digits, the system has now expanded to 13 digits. It is a unique identifier for a publication. It allows the publisher, author, title and edition details of a publication to be traced, and can increase the potential exposure of a piece of research to the external community. If you are publishing a book or certain serials, you should use an ISBN to maximise visibility and circulation.

The Library can assist with this and will supply an ISBN number for material published by Ulster University without charge. To start the process of requesting an ISBN, contact the University Archives team.

If a commercial publisher is publishing your book/journal they will assign an ISBN to it.

Who can avail of the service?

Doctoral students and academic staff of the University.

Link to Service

University Archive