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PM World Journal awarded ISSN by Library of Congress

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Assignment of ISSN Journal number completes registration process for global project management eJournal

18 September – Dallas, London, Sydney, Washington – PM World has announced that the PM World Journal has been awarded ISSN 2330-4480 by the Library of Congress in the United States, completing formal recognition of the online publication as a registered journal.  An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication.

130918-pmwj15-issn-IMAGEISSN codes are assigned by a network of ISSN National Centres, usually located at national libraries and coordinated by the ISSN International Centre based in Paris. The International Centre is an intergovernmental organization created in 1974 through an agreement between UNESCO and the French government. The International Centre maintains a database of all ISSNs assigned worldwide, the ISDS Register (International Serials Data System) otherwise known as the ISSN Register.

The ISSN International Centre (CIEPS) has the mission to establish and maintain an international system for the identification of serial publications and other continuing resources. Located in Paris (France), the ISSN International Centre manages and implements new features to this international system, leads a network of 88 member countries responsible for assigning ISSN to their nations’ serial publications, and maintains, markets, and disseminates the corresponding database of ISSN and related bibliographic data. More information can be found at http://www.issn.org/.

According to David Pells, PMWJ Managing Editor, “The ISSN can be used as a reference by academic leaders, libraries and database providers, and should attract more serious authors and content providers.  This is the final registration process for the PMWJ, which is now officially recognized as a serious online publication serving the global program and project management community.”

The PM World Journal is a global online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.