Barcodes for Magazines

If you need a barcode for a magazine, newspaper, journal, or other periodical publication, we recommend that you first have to get an ISSN number from the Australian National Library.

After you have your ISSN, come back to us to purchase your barcode images (we will use your ISSN to create your barcode). We will email your barcode to you in five different formats (eps, jpeg, pdf, tiff & bmp).

If you already have your ISSN number then please go ahead now and order the barcode.                                                             

Purchase the barcode for your ISSN number:

  • ISSN Barcode Images

    ISSN-13 barcode images for your magazine. You will be requested to provide your ISSN number when you get to the check out page. We will use your ISSN number to create your ISSN barcode images (in EAN-13 format). You will receive your barcode images by email.

    QuantityPrice per image
    1 $ 30
    2 $ 25 each
    3 $ 20 each
    4 + $ 15 each
    5 + $ 13 each
    10 + $ 10 each

Below are some of the magazines that we have created ISSN barcode images for:

Examples of Magazines using our Barcodes

How to use your ISSN barcode:

ISSN sample EAN barcode for magazine

After we receive your order, we will use your ISSN number to make your 13-digit EAN barcode number which we will then use to create your high resolution (300dpi) barcode images.

You will receive an email containing your barcode images in 4 different formats (jpeg, pdf, eps, bmp & tiff).

To use your barcode, just choose the format that you prefer & insert the barcode image into the design for the cover of your magazine (before printing). When your retailers receive your magazine, they will enter the barcode number & product information into their system – after that, your barcode will be connected to your magazine on the retailers inventory system. Note – ISSN Numbers can be used worldwide

If you want your barcode to have a supplement number at the end (like in the example below), please let us know when making your order. The two-digit (or five-digit) supplement number at the end can be changed to represent different issues of the magazine.

ISSN+2 ean+2 magazine barcode with 2-digit supplements

“I had information about different options for ways to structure my codes (for serialized publications) but didnt really understand what I needed to do (the barcode system is complex and can be confusing!) so I contacted David with Questions prior to purchase. David responded quickly, was extremely helpful and gave the process clarity. I was also really impressed with the speed my order was processed. I highly recommend Barcodes Australia.” Nicole

“Thank you for your very speedy attention to my request for an ISSN image. It is greatly appreciated. I will most certainly remember your company in future.” Greg W

“The quick turnaround is appreciated.” Loretta

“Thanks for the quick service.” Phivo

“Oh, you’re the best. Thanks David!” Ryan

“Splendid! Thanks for your prompt reply. All looks good.” Cam