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List of ISBN identifier groups


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISBN_identifier_groups
Updated: 2017-06-17T09:50Z

This is a list of ISBN identifier groups, the second element in 13-digit ISBNs (the first element in 10-digit ISBNs). The identifier is assigned to mark either a publisher's place of business or the language of the books it publishes.

The "original" set of identifiers, assigned prior to the introduction of 13-digit ISBNs and, as such, prior to 978-prefix books, ranges from one to five numerical digits according to the following structure:

0-5, 7
600-649
80-94
950-989
9900-9989
99900-99999

They are assigned in approximate descending order of publishing volume. Because the smaller identifiers have room for fewer publishers and ISBNs, several countries have had more than one identifier assigned to them. On the other hand, several countries (Australia, the United States, Canada, France, Austria, Switzerland...) have no identifier because they fall in the "language groups".

The structure for the identifiers of the 979- prefix and whether it will have language-specific identifiers is not well known, but three identifiers have been assigned (979-10-, to France, 979-11, to Republic of Korea, and 979-12, to Italy). Also, 979-0 has been reserved for the use of International Standard Music Number for sheet music.

Identifiers of the 978- prefix

IdentifierIdentifying groupType
(national or language)[1]
ISBN example
(book)
0EnglishLanguageISBN 0-330-28498-3
Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Pan Books (1984)
1EnglishLanguageISBN 1-58182-008-9
James Reasoner, Manassas, Cumberland House (1999)
2FrenchLanguageISBN 2-226-05257-7
Bernard Werber, Les Fourmis, Albin Michel (1991)
3GermanLanguageISBN 3-7965-1900-8
Marco Jorio (ed.), Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz, Schwabe AG (2002-)
4JapanNationalISBN 4-19-830127-1
Yasuhiro Nightow, トライガン (vol. 1), Tokuma Shoten (2014)
5former USSRNationalISBN 5-85270-001-0
Советский Энциклопедический Словарь (4th ed.), Сов. энциклопедия (1986)
600IranNationalISBN 978-600-119-125-1
قطره (2011) ,بهاءالدین خرمشاهی, از این دوراهه منزل
601KazakhstanNationalISBN 978-601-7151-13-3
Gulnaz Imamniyazova (ed.), The Stock Markets of Russia and Kazakhstan: Prospects for Integration, Eurasian Development Bank (2010)
602IndonesiaNationalISBN 978-602-8328-22-7
Dewi Nopianingsih, Masakan Padang, Galangpress (2009)
603Saudi ArabiaNationalISBN 978-603-500-045-1
Yusuf AI-Hajj Ahmad, Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence Concerning Muslim Women, Dar-us-Salaam (2009)
604VietnamNationalISBN 604-69-4510-0
Nguyễn Trà, Vì sao hồng hạc có bộ lông màu hồng?, Văn Học (2015)
605TurkeyNationalISBN 605-384-057-2
Muhammed Bozdağ, Düşün ve Başar, Yakamoz (1999)
606RomaniaNationalISBN 978-606-8126-35-7
Leonard Ancuta, Infernul, Tracus Arte (2011)
607MexicoNationalISBN 978-607-455-035-1
Vidal Medina, Galimatías, Consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes (2008)
608MacedoniaNationalISBN 978-608-203-023-4
Blaže Ristovski (ed.), Encyclopaedia Macedonica (vol. 1), Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2009)
609LithuaniaNationalISBN 609-01-1248-8
Jolita Herlyn, Trys mano vienynteliai, Alma LIttera (2013)
611ThailandNational
612PeruNationalISBN 978-612-45165-9-7
Alonso Cueto, La Venganza del silencio, Planeta (2010)
613MauritiusNational[2]
614LebanonNationalISBN 978-614-404-018-8
Sihām Murḍī, Ma'a sabq al-iṣrār wa-l-taraṣṣud, Mu'assasat al-Intishār al-'Arabī (2010)
615HungaryNationalISBN 978-615-5014-99-4
Lengyel Dávid & Kuba Richárd, Holtak világa: A jóslat, Ad Librum (2011)
616ThailandNational
617UkraineNational
618GreeceNationalISBN 978-618-02-0789-7
Κώστας Στοφόρος, Ο χαμένος μύθος του Αισώπου, Μίνωας (2017)
619BulgariaNational
620MauritiusNational
621PhilippinesNational
7ChinaNationalISBN 7-301-10299-2
浦薛凤, 西洋近代政治思潮, 北京大学出版社(2007)
80former CzechoslovakiaNationalISBN 80-85983-44-3
Kdo byl kdo v našich dějinách ve 20. století (vol. 1), Libri (1998)
81IndiaNationalISBN 81-7215-399-6
Joy Goswami (1995)
82NorwayNationalISBN 82-530-0983-6
Pax Leksikon, Pax Forlag (1978-1981)
83PolandNationalISBN 83-08-01587-5
Joanna Siedlecka, Jaśnie Panicz, WL (1987)
84SpainNationalISBN 84-86546-08-7
Adolfo Camilo Díaz, Miénteme, dime la verdá, Azucel (1989)
85BrazilNationalISBN 85-7531-015-1
Claudio Tognolli, A Sociedade dos Chavões, Saő Paulo Escrituras (2001)
86former YugoslaviaNationalISBN 86-341-0846-5
Janko Prunk, Slovenski narodni vzpon, Državna založba Slovenije (1992)
87DenmarkNationalISBN 87-595-2277-1
Leif Davidsen, Den serbiske dansker, Lindhardt & Ringhof (1996)
88ItalyNationalISBN 88-04-47328-2
Sandrone Dazieri, Attenti al gorilla, Mondadori (1999)
89Republic of KoreaNational
90NetherlandsNationalISBN 90-5691-187-2
Jan Timman, On the Attack, New In Chess (2006)
91SwedenNationalISBN 91-1-811692-2
Torgny Lindgren, Ormens väg på hälleberget, P.A. Norstedt (1982)
92International NGO Publishers and EC OrganizationsN/AISBN 92-67-10370-9
ISO Standards Handbook: Technical drawings (4th ed., vol. 1), ISO (2002)
93IndiaNationalISBN 93-5025-214-7
Purkait SK, Essentials of Oral Pathology, JP Medical Ltd (2011)
94NetherlandsNational
950ArgentinaNationalISBN 950-04-0442-7
Abelardo Castillo, El que tiene sed, Emecé (1985)
951FinlandNationalISBN 951-0-11369-7
Sinikka Laine, Ohari, WSOY (1982)
952FinlandNationalISBN 952-471-294-6
J. Pekka Mäkelä, 391, Like (2004)
953CroatiaNationalISBN 953-157-105-8
Višnja Špiljak & Vladimir Ivir (eds.), Englesko-hrvatski poslovni rječnik, Masmedia (2000)
954BulgariaNationalISBN 954-430-603-X
Ташо В. Ташев, Министрите на България 1879-1999, Академично издателство "Проф.Марин Дринов" (1999)
955Sri LankaNationalISBN 955-20-3051-X
මාලිංග අමරසිංහ, පොළොන්නරුවේ නටබුන්, S. Godage & Bros (1998)
956ChileNationalISBN 956-7291-48-9
Ursula & Cristina Calderón, Hai Kur Mamashu Shis (Quiero contarte un cuento), Ediciones Kultrún (2005)
957TaiwanNationalISBN 957-01-7429-3
許雪姬 (ed.), 臺灣歷史辭典=Dictionary of Taiwan History, 文建會 (2004)
958ColombiaNationalISBN 958-04-6278-X
Karla Suárez, Carroza para actores, Norma (2001)
959CubaNationalISBN 959-10-0363-3
Lisandro Otero, Llover sobre mojado, Editorial Letras Cubanas (1997)
960GreeceNationalISBN 978-960-99626-7-4
Ιωάννης της Κλίμακος, Κλίμαξ, Ιερά Μονή Παρακλήτου (2015)
961SloveniaNationalISBN 961-6403-23-0
Tomaž Humar, Ni nemogočih poti, Mobitel (2001)
962Hong KongNationalISBN 962-04-0195-6
潘翎, 上海掌故, Joint Publishing Company (1982)
963HungaryNationalISBN 963-7971-51-3
András Petőcz, A tenger dícsérete, Orpheusz (1994)
964IranNationalISBN 964-6194-70-2
Nasrollah Kasraian, Mountains of Iran
965IsraelNationalISBN 965-359-002-2
David H. Stern, Messianic Jewish Manifesto',' Jewish New Testament Publications (1988)
966UkraineNationalISBN 966-95440-5-X;
Владимир Дергачев, Геополитика, ВІРА-Р (2000)
967MalaysiaNationalISBN 967-978-753-2
Khoo Kheng-Hor, Are You A Maverick?, Pelanduk Publications (2001)
968MexicoNationalISBN 968-6031-02-2
Natalio Hernández, Xochikoskatl, Kalpulli Editorial (1985)
969PakistanNationalISBN 969-35-2020-3
Ahmad Hasan Dani, History of Pakistan: Pakistan through ages, Sang-e-Meel Publications (2007)
970MexicoNationalISBN 970-20-0242-7
Lourdes Urrea, Fuera de este mundo, Castillo
971PhilippinesNationalISBN 971-8845-10-0
Francisco Sionil José, Po-On, Solidaridad (1984)
972PortugalNationalISBN 972-37-0274-6
Miguel Esteves Cardoso, A Causa das Coisas, Assírio & Alvim (1986)
973RomaniaNationalISBN 973-43-0179-9
Paul Goma, Amnezia la români, Editura Litera (1992)
974ThailandNationalISBN 974-85854-7-6
วินทร์ เลียววาริณ, ประชาธิปไตยบนเส้นขนาน, บริษัท 113 (1994)
975TurkeyNationalISBN 975-293-381-5
Türkçe Sevmek: Türkiye'de Yaşayan Yabancı Kadınların Gözüyle Türkler, Doğan Kitap (2005)
976CARICOMNationalISBN 976-640-140-3
Joyce Sparer Adler, Exploring the Palace of the Peacock: Essays on Wilson Harris, University of the West Indies Press (2003)
977EgyptNationalISBN 977-734-520-8
978NigeriaNationalISBN 978-37186-2-2
Jeff Unaegbu, This Lagos Nawa, Prize Publishers (2005)
979IndonesiaNationalISBN 979-553-483-1
Toeti Heraty, Nostalgi, transendensi, Gramedia Widiasarana Indonesia (1995)
980VenezuelaNationalISBN 980-01-0194-2
Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, La Poesía folklórica de Venezuela Monte Avila (1992)
981SingaporeNationalISBN 981-3018-39-9
Dato' Sham Sani (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Malaysia (vol. 1), Archipelago Press (1998)
982South PacificNationalISBN 982-301-001-3
Anirudh Singh, Silent Warriors, Fiji Institute of Applied Studies (1991)
983MalaysiaNationalISBN 983-52-0157-9
Mohaini Mohamed, Great Muslim Mathematicians, Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2000)
984BangladeshNationalISBN 984-458-089-7
নির্মলেন্দু গুণ, আনন্দউদ্যান, সমেয়া প্রকাশনা (1995)
985BelarusNational
986TaiwanNationalISBN 986-417-191-7
黃效文, 自然在心/Nature at heart, Commonwealth Publishing Group (2003)
987ArgentinaNationalISBN 987-98184-2-3
Claudio Canaparo, Ciencia y escritura, Zibaldone Editores (2003)
988Hong KongNationalISBN 978-988-00-3827-3
David Bunton, More Common English Errors in Hong Kong, Pearson Education Asia (2011)
989PortugalNational
9924CambodiaNational
9925CyprusNational
9926Bosnia and HerzegovinaNational
9927QatarNational
9928AlbaniaNationalISBN 978-9928400529
Idlir Azizi, Terxhuman, Zenit Editions (2010)
9929GuatemalaNationalISBN 978-9929801646
Héctor Gaitán A., La Calle: Donde tú vives (vol. 8), Librerías Artemis Edinter (2011)
9930Costa RicaNationalISBN 978-9930943106
Luis Carlos de Rojas Rojas, Cuentos del Bosque, de la Ciudad y del Espacio, Matfacil (2011)
9931AlgeriaNational
9932LaosNational
9933SyriaNationalISBN 978-9933101473
(2010) نزار أباظة ، العربــية لغير أبنائها ، القسم الثاني
9934LatviaNationalISBN 978-9934015960
Žanna Grāfa, Fantastiskas zeķes: Ātri un stilīgi, Zvaigzne ABC (2010)
9935IcelandNational
9936AfghanistanNational
9937NepalNational
9939ArmeniaNational
9940MontenegroNational
9941GeorgiaNational
9942EcuadorNational
9943UzbekistanNational
9944TurkeyNational
9945Dominican RepublicNational
9946North KoreaNational
9947AlgeriaNational
9948United Arab EmiratesNational
9949EstoniaNational
9950PalestineNational
9951KosovaNational
9952AzerbaijanNational
9953LebanonNational
9954MoroccoNational
9955LithuaniaNational
9956CameroonNational
9957JordanNational
9958Bosnia and HerzegovinaNational
9959LibyaNational
9960Saudi ArabiaNational
9961AlgeriaNational
9962PanamaNational
9963CyprusNationalISBN 9963-645-06-2
Παύλος Ευδοκίμωφ, Η τρελή αγάπη του Θεού, Κέντρο Μελετών Ιεράς Μονής Κύκκου (2003)
9964GhanaNational
9965KazakhstanNational
9966KenyaNational
9967KyrgyzstanNational
9968Costa RicaNational
9970UgandaNational
9971SingaporeNational
9972PeruNational
9973TunisiaNational
9974UruguayNational
9975MoldovaNational
9976TanzaniaNational
9977Costa RicaNational
9978EcuadorNational
9979IcelandNational
9980Papua New GuineaNational
9981MoroccoNational
9982ZambiaNational
9983GambiaNational
9984LatviaNational
9985EstoniaNational
9986LithuaniaNationalISBN 9986-16-329-3
Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Pakalnučių metai, Tyto alba (2014)
9987TanzaniaNational
9988GhanaNational
9989MacedoniaNational
99901BahrainNational
99902Reserved Agency (was Gabon)National
99903MauritiusNational
99904Curaçao (was Netherland Antilles, and Aruba)National
99905BoliviaNational
99906KuwaitNational
99908MalawiNational
99909MaltaNational
99910Sierra LeoneNational
99911LesothoNational
99912BotswanaNational
99913AndorraNational
99914SurinameNational
99915MaldivesNational
99916NamibiaNational
99917Brunei DarussalamNational
99918Faroe IslandsNational
99919BeninNational
99920AndorraNational
99921QatarNational
99922GuatemalaNational
99923El SalvadorNational
99924NicaraguaNational
99925ParaguayNational
99926HondurasNational
99927AlbaniaNational
99928GeorgiaNational
99929MongoliaNational
99930ArmeniaNational
99931SeychellesNational
99932MaltaNational
99933NepalNational
99934Dominican RepublicNational
99935HaitiNational
99936BhutanNational
99937MacauNationalISBN 978-99937-1-056-1
Lúcio de Sousa, The Early European Presence in China, Japan, the Philippines and Southeast Asia (1555-1590) - The Life of Bartolomeu Landeiro, Fundação Macau (2010)
99938Republika SrpskaNational
99939GuatemalaNational
99940GeorgiaNational
99941ArmeniaNational
99942SudanNational
99943AlbaniaNational
99944EthiopiaNational
99945NamibiaNational
99946NepalNational
99947TajikistanNational
99948EritreaNational
99949MauritiusNational
99950CambodiaNational
99951Reserved Agency (was Democratic Republic of Congo)National
99952MaliNational
99953ParaguayNational
99954BoliviaNational
99955Republika SrpskaNational
99956AlbaniaNational
99957MaltaNational
99958BahrainNational
99959LuxembourgNational
99960MalawiNational
99961El SalvadorNational
99962MongoliaNational
99963CambodiaNational
99964NicaraguaNational
99965MacauNationalISBN 978-99965-2-047-1
宋錫祥 Song Xixiang, 莊金鋒 Zhuang Jinfeng et al., "一國兩制"與中國區際民商事司法協助 "One Country, Two Systems" and Regional Civil and Commercial Judicial Assistance in China, Instituto Politécnico de Macau (2012)
99966KuwaitNational
99967ParaguayNational
99968BotswanaNational
99969OmanNational
99970HaitiNational
99971MyanmarNational
99972Faroe IslandsNational
99973MongoliaNational
99974BoliviaNational
99975TajikistanNational
99976Republika SrpskaNational
99977RwandaNational

Countries with several 978- prefixes

Two prefixes (48)
Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, English, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Ukraine
Three prefixes (15)
Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Guatemala, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, Republika Srpska, Thailand, Turkey
Four prefixes (2)
Albania, Mauritius

Identifiers of the 979- prefix

IdentifierIdentifying groupType
(national or language)
ISBN example
(bibliographic information)
10-FranceNationalISBN 979-10-90636-07-1
Hélène Dubouis, Les Jeunes dans la société, Éditions des Citoyens
11-Republic of KoreaNationalISBN 979-11-86178-14-0
Edward Y. J. Chung, Korean Confucianism: Tradition and Modernity. Academy of Korean Studies (2015)
12-ItalyNationalISBN 979-12-200-0852-5
Lorenzo Pacini, L'arte la vita e un pizzico di Van Gogh, Edizioni d'Arte (2016)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Note that "language" does not mean all books with the identifier are written in that language, only that the geographic area is identified as such; thus, books in Breton are identified as French language books, and books in Navajo are identified as English language books, etc.
  2. ^ In practice, this group is mostly used by some subsidiaries of VDM Publishing with registered addresses in "Beau-Bassin, Mauritius".

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