We've got 8 definitions »

What does ISBN stand for? 

What does ISBN mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: ISBN.

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory

Term

Definition

Rating

ISBN

International Standard Book Number

Academic & Science » Libraries -- and more...

Rate it:
ISBN

International Standard Book Numbers

International

Rate it:
ISBN

Internationale Standard Buch Nummer

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
ISBN

International SalonSpa Business Network

Business

Rate it:
ISBN

International Space Bus Network

Academic & Science » Meteorology

Rate it:
ISBN

διεθνής αριθός τυποποίησης βιβλίου

International » Greek

Rate it:
ISBN

International Serial Book Number

International

Rate it:
ISBN

Integrated Satellite Business Network

Computing » IT

Rate it:

What does ISBN mean?

ISBN
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier that is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase or receive ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is ten digits long if assigned before 2007, and thirteen digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-specific and varies between countries, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN identification format was devised in 1967, based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the 9-digit SBN code can be converted to a 10-digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero). Privately published books sometimes appear without an ISBN. The International ISBN Agency sometimes assigns such books ISBNs on its own initiative.Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), identifies periodical publications such as magazines and newspapers. The International Standard Music Number (ISMN) covers musical scores.

see more »

Discuss these ISBN abbreviations with the community:

0 Comments

    Know what is ISBN? Got another good explanation for ISBN? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!

    Citation

    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "ISBN." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Feb. 2023. <https://www.abbreviations.com/ISBN>.

    Image or illustration of

    ISBN

    International Standard Book Number
    Credit »

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    The ultimate acronym test

    »
    TSH
    • A. Testosterone Sex Hormone
    • B. Therapy Service Hospital
    • C. Tyrosine Structure Hydroxyphenylalanine
    • D. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    Embed

    Share an image of ISBN

    »

    Hearing impaired tip:

    Sign language

    How do you say ISBN in ASL sign language fingerspelling?