Transfer Alerting Service

This service has been designed to facilitate communication of journal transfers. The service is made up of the following:

  • The Journal Transfer Notification Database. This database allows librarians and other interested parties to search for details of journal transfers announced through the Transfer Alerting Service and acts as an archive of transfer information supplied by publishers using the service. Searches can be by title, keyword, or ISSN.
  • The Transfer Notification List:  Librarians, information professionals and any other organizations with an interest in journal transfers are encouraged to sign up to the list. Every time a journal transfer is announced using the Transfer Alerting Service, registrants on the Transfer Notification List receive e-mail alerts detailing the journal(s) involved, bibliographic information, and contact details for the publishers involved.  Sign up to the email list.
  • The Journal Transfer Notification Form. This form is a simple way for publishers to communicate journal transfer information. Under the terms of the Code, endorsing publishers are requested to use the service whenever they receive a new journal. Log-in details are required to use the form, and these are supplied to any publisher that endorses the Transfer Code.
  • The Transfer Notification RSS Feed. This feed stores information from publishers about previous journal transfers, and acts as an archive of transfer information supplied by publishers using the service.


  1. Do I need to register to log transfer notifications?
    In order to log transfer notifications your organization needs to have an ISSN International Centre account and log-in. For publishers not yet registered with the ISSN International Centre, an account will need to be created. Please contact
  2. Is there an option for bulk uploads to the service?
    Currently a bulk upload option is not directly available through the service. Publishers may contact the ISSN International Centre at to make the necessary arrangements.