List of ISBN registration groups

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The registration group or identifier group is the second element in a 13-digit ISBN (first element in a 10-digit ISBN) and indicates the country, geographic region, or language area where a book was published.[1] The element ranges from one to five numerical digits.[1]

In 2007, the length of an ISBN changed from 10 to 13 digits, and a new 3-digit prefix (978 or 979) was added in front of 10-digit ISBNs.[2] The following registration groups are compatible with or without a 978- prefix:

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

The following must have a 979- prefix:

Shorter registration group numbers are generally used for countries or regions with greater publishing volume.[citation needed] Because a longer number leaves room for fewer publishers and ISBNs, several countries have more than one number assigned. On the other hand, some countries (Australia, Switzerland, Fiji) have no unique number because they fall in a broader geographic region or language area.

With 10-digit ISBN or 978- prefixEdit

Registration group Country, region, or language area[note 1] Type ISBN example
(book)
0 English Language area ISBN 0-330-28498-3
Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Pan Books (1984)
1 English Language area ISBN 1-58182-008-9
James Reasoner, Manassas, Cumberland House (1999)
2 French Language area ISBN 2-226-05257-7
Bernard Werber, Les Fourmis, Albin Michel (1991)
3 German Language area ISBN 3-7965-1900-8
Marco Jorio (ed.), Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz, Schwabe AG (2002-)
4   Japan National ISBN 4-19-830127-1
Yasuhiro Nightow, トライガン (vol. 1), Tokuma Shoten (2014)
5   former USSR Regional ISBN 5-85270-001-0
Советский Энциклопедический Словарь (4th ed.), Сов. энциклопедия (1986)
600   Iran National ISBN 978-600-119-125-1
بهاءالدین خرمشاهی, از این دوراهه منزل, قطره (2012)
601   Kazakhstan National ISBN 978-601-7151-13-3
Gulnaz Imamniyazova (ed.), The Stock Markets of Russia and Kazakhstan: Prospects for Integration, Eurasian Development Bank (2010)
602   Indonesia National ISBN 978-602-8328-22-7
Dewi Nopianingsih, Masakan Padang, Galangpress (2009)
603   Saudi Arabia National ISBN 978-603-500-045-1
Yusuf AI-Hajj Ahmad, Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence Concerning Muslim Women, Dar-us-Salaam (2009)
604   Vietnam National ISBN 604-69-4510-0
Nguyễn Trà, Vì sao hồng hạc có bộ lông màu hồng?, Văn Học (2015)
605   Turkey National ISBN 605-384-057-2
Muhammed Bozdağ, Düşün ve Başar, Yakamoz (1999)
606   Romania National ISBN 978-606-8126-35-7
Leonard Ancuta, Infernul, Tracus Arte (2011)
607   Mexico National ISBN 978-607-455-035-1
Vidal Medina, Galimatías, Consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes (2008)
608   North Macedonia National ISBN 978-608-203-023-4
Blaže Ristovski (ed.), Encyclopaedia Macedonica (vol. 1), Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2009)
609   Lithuania National ISBN 609-01-1248-8
Jolita Herlyn, Trys mano vienynteliai, Alma LIttera (2013)
610 unallocated
611   Thailand National ISBN 611-543-009-7
ʻAtcharāphorn Phongchawī et al., หุ่นไทย, สำนักงานคณะกรรมการวัฒนธรรมแห่งชาติ (2009)
612   Peru National ISBN 978-612-45165-9-7
Alonso Cueto, La Venganza del silencio, Planeta (2010)
613   Mauritius National[note 2]
614   Lebanon National ISBN 978-614-404-018-8
Sihām Murḍī, Ma'a sabq al-iṣrār wa-l-taraṣṣud, Mu'assasat al-Intishār al-'Arabī (2010)
615   Hungary National ISBN 978-615-5014-99-4
Lengyel Dávid & Kuba Richárd, Holtak világa: A jóslat, Ad Librum (2011)
616   Thailand National ISBN 978-616-90393-3-4.
Christopher G. Moore, The Corruptionist, Heaven Lake Press (2010)
617   Ukraine National ISBN 978-617-581-116-0
Volodymyr Hynda, Український спорт під нацистською свастикою (1941–1944 рр.), Ruta (2012)
618   Greece National ISBN 978-618-02-0789-7
Κώστας Στοφόρος, Ο χαμένος μύθος του Αισώπου, Μίνωας (2017)
619   Bulgaria National
620   Mauritius National
621   Philippines National
622   Iran National ISBN 978-622-601-101-3
لولا م. شِفِر, سارا قربانی برزی, اعداد شگفت انگیز در زندگی جانوران (جلد نرم), فاطمی (2018)
623   Indonesia National
624   Sri Lanka National
625   Turkey National
626   Taiwan National
627   Pakistan National
628~649 unallocated
65   Brazil National ISBN 978-65-5525-005-3
Homer, Ilíada, Editora 34 (2020)
66~69 unallocated
7   China National ISBN 7-301-10299-2
浦薛凤, 西洋近代政治思潮, 北京大学出版社(2007)
80   former Czechoslovakia Regional ISBN 80-85983-44-3
Kdo byl kdo v našich dějinách ve 20. století (vol. 1), Libri (1998)
81   India National ISBN 81-7215-399-6
Joy Goswami (1995)
82   Norway National ISBN 82-530-0983-6
Pax Leksikon, Pax Forlag (1978-1981)
83   Poland National ISBN 83-08-01587-5
Joanna Siedlecka, Jaśnie Panicz, WL (1987)
84   Spain National ISBN 84-86546-08-7
Adolfo Camilo Díaz, Miénteme, dime la verdá, Azucel (1989)
85   Brazil National ISBN 85-7531-015-1
Claudio Tognolli, A Sociedade dos Chavões, São Paulo Escrituras (2001)
86   former Yugoslavia Regional ISBN 86-341-0846-5
Janko Prunk, Slovenski narodni vzpon, Državna založba Slovenije (1992)
87   Denmark National ISBN 87-595-2277-1
Leif Davidsen, Den serbiske dansker, Lindhardt & Ringhof (1996)
88   Italy National ISBN 88-04-47328-2
Sandrone Dazieri, Attenti al gorilla, Mondadori (1999)
89   South Korea National ISBN 89-04-02003-4
존 칼빈, 기독교강요 (상), 생명의말씀사 (1988)
90   Netherlands National ISBN 90-5691-187-2
Jan Timman, On the Attack, New In Chess (2006)
91   Sweden National ISBN 91-1-811692-2
Torgny Lindgren, Ormens väg på hälleberget, P.A. Norstedt (1982)
92 International NGO Publishers and EC Organizations Other ISBN 92-67-10370-9
ISO Standards Handbook: Technical drawings (4th ed., vol. 1), ISO (2002)
93   India National ISBN 93-5025-214-7
Purkait SK, Essentials of Oral Pathology, JP Medical Ltd (2011)
94   Netherlands National
950   Argentina National ISBN 950-04-0442-7
Abelardo Castillo, El que tiene sed, Emecé (1985)
951   Finland National ISBN 951-0-11369-7
Sinikka Laine, Ohari, WSOY (1982)
952   Finland National ISBN 952-471-294-6
J. Pekka Mäkelä, 391, Like (2004)
953   Croatia National ISBN 953-157-105-8
Višnja Špiljak & Vladimir Ivir (eds.), Englesko-hrvatski poslovni rječnik, Masmedia (2000)
954   Bulgaria National ISBN 954-430-603-X
Ташо В. Ташев, Министрите на България 1879-1999, Академично издателство "Проф.Марин Дринов" (1999)
955   Sri Lanka National ISBN 955-20-3051-X
මාලිංග අමරසිංහ, පොළොන්නරුවේ නටබුන්, S. Godage & Bros (1998)
956   Chile National ISBN 956-7291-48-9
Ursula & Cristina Calderón, Hai Kur Mamashu Shis (Quiero contarte un cuento), Ediciones Kultrún (2005)
957   Taiwan National ISBN 957-01-7429-3
許雪姬 (ed.), 臺灣歷史辭典=Dictionary of Taiwan History, 文建會 (2004)
958   Colombia National ISBN 958-04-6278-X
Karla Suárez, Carroza para actores, Norma (2001)
959   Cuba National ISBN 959-10-0363-3
Lisandro Otero, Llover sobre mojado, Editorial Letras Cubanas (1997)
960   Greece National ISBN 978-960-99626-7-4
Ιωάννης της Κλίμακος, Κλίμαξ, Ιερά Μονή Παρακλήτου (2015)
961   Slovenia National ISBN 961-6403-23-0
Tomaž Humar, Ni nemogočih poti, Mobitel (2001)
962   Hong Kong National ISBN 962-04-0195-6
潘翎, 上海掌故, Joint Publishing Company (1982)
963   Hungary National ISBN 963-7971-51-3
András Petőcz, A tenger dícsérete, Orpheusz (1994)
964   Iran National ISBN 964-6194-70-2
Nasrollah Kasraian, Mountains of Iran
965   Israel National ISBN 965-359-002-2
David H. Stern, Messianic Jewish Manifesto',' Jewish New Testament Publications (1988)
966   Ukraine National ISBN 966-95440-5-X;
Владимир Дергачев, Геополитика, ВІРА-Р (2000)
967   Malaysia National ISBN 967-978-753-2
Khoo Kheng-Hor, Are You A Maverick?, Pelanduk Publications (2001)
968   Mexico National ISBN 968-6031-02-2
Natalio Hernández, Xochikoskatl, Kalpulli Editorial (1985)
969   Pakistan National ISBN 969-35-2020-3
Ahmad Hasan Dani, History of Pakistan: Pakistan through ages, Sang-e-Meel Publications (2007)
970   Mexico National ISBN 970-20-0242-7
Lourdes Urrea, Fuera de este mundo, Castillo
971   Philippines National ISBN 971-8845-10-0
Francisco Sionil José, Po-On, Solidaridad (1984)
972   Portugal National ISBN 972-37-0274-6
Miguel Esteves Cardoso, A Causa das Coisas, Assírio & Alvim (1986)
973   Romania National ISBN 973-43-0179-9
Paul Goma, Amnezia la români, Editura Litera (1992)
974   Thailand National ISBN 974-85854-7-6
วินทร์ เลียววาริณ, ประชาธิปไตยบนเส้นขนาน, บริษัท 113 (1994)
975   Turkey National ISBN 975-293-381-5
Türkçe Sevmek: Türkiye'de Yaşayan Yabancı Kadınların Gözüyle Türkler, Doğan Kitap (2005)
976   CARICOM Regional ISBN 976-640-140-3
Joyce Sparer Adler, Exploring the Palace of the Peacock: Essays on Wilson Harris, University of the West Indies Press (2003)
977   Egypt National ISBN 977-734-520-8
978   Nigeria National ISBN 978-37186-2-2
Jeff Unaegbu, This Lagos Nawa, Prize Publishers (2005)
979   Indonesia National ISBN 979-553-483-1
Toeti Heraty, Nostalgi, transendensi, Gramedia Widiasarana Indonesia (1995)
980   Venezuela National ISBN 980-01-0194-2
Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, La Poesía folklórica de Venezuela Monte Avila (1992)
981   Singapore National ISBN 981-3018-39-9
Dato' Sham Sani (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Malaysia (vol. 1), Archipelago Press (1998)
982 South Pacific Regional ISBN 982-301-001-3
Anirudh Singh, Silent Warriors, Fiji Institute of Applied Studies (1991)
983   Malaysia National ISBN 983-52-0157-9
Mohaini Mohamed, Great Muslim Mathematicians, Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2000)
984   Bangladesh National ISBN 984-458-089-7
নির্মলেন্দু গুণ, আনন্দউদ্যান, সমেয়া প্রকাশনা (1995)
985   Belarus National ISBN 978-985-6740-48-3
Larysa Hienijuš, Каб вы ведалі: З эпісталярнай спадчыны (1945-1983), Лімарыус (2005)
986   Taiwan National ISBN 986-417-191-7
黃效文, 自然在心/Nature at heart, Commonwealth Publishing Group (2003)
987   Argentina National ISBN 987-98184-2-3
Claudio Canaparo, Ciencia y escritura, Zibaldone Editores (2003)
988   Hong Kong National ISBN 978-988-00-3827-3
David Bunton, More Common English Errors in Hong Kong, Pearson Education Asia (2011)
989   Portugal National ISBN 978-989-758-246-2
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, SciTePress (2017)
9900~9912 unallocated
9913   Uganda National
9914   Kenya National
9915   Uruguay National
9916   Estonia National
9917   Bolivia National
9918   Malta National
9919   Mongolia National
9920   Morocco National
9921   Kuwait National
9922   Iraq National
9923   Jordan National
9924   Cambodia National
9925   Cyprus National
9926   Bosnia and Herzegovina National
9927   Qatar National
9928   Albania National ISBN 978-9928400529
Idlir Azizi, Terxhuman, Zenit Editions (2010)
9929   Guatemala National ISBN 978-9929801646
Héctor Gaitán A., La Calle: Donde tú vives (vol. 8), Librerías Artemis Edinter (2011)
9930   Costa Rica National ISBN 978-9930943106
Luis Carlos de Rojas Rojas, Cuentos del Bosque, de la Ciudad y del Espacio, Matfacil (2011)
9931   Algeria National
9932   Laos National
9933   Syria National ISBN 978-9933101473
(2010) نزار أباظة ، العربــية لغير أبنائها ، القسم الثاني
9934   Latvia National ISBN 978-9934015960
Žanna Grāfa, Fantastiskas zeķes: Ātri un stilīgi, Zvaigzne ABC (2010)
9935   Iceland National
9936   Afghanistan National
9937     Nepal National
9938   Tunisia National ISBN 978-9938-01-122-7
Hédi Baccouche, En toute franchise, Sud Éditions (2018)
9939   Armenia National
9940   Montenegro National
9941   Georgia National
9942   Ecuador National
9943   Uzbekistan National
9944   Turkey National
9945   Dominican Republic National
9946   North Korea National
9947   Algeria National
9948   United Arab Emirates National
9949   Estonia National
9950   Palestine National ISBN 978-9950-974-40-1
Sharif Prof. Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Mohammad Ahmad Ahmad Mostafa Khalaf, The Family of Sharif Hajji Taher Mohammad Ahmad Ahmad Mostafa Khalaf (Abu Othman). A Pictorial History Book of a Palestinian Family from Jaffa in the Twentieth Century, Prof. Dr. Norman Khalaf Department for Environmental Research and Media, National Research Center, University of Palestine, Gaza, State of Palestine (2018)
9951   Kosovo National
9952   Azerbaijan National
9953   Lebanon National
9954   Morocco National
9955   Lithuania National
9956   Cameroon National
9957   Jordan National
9958   Bosnia and Herzegovina National
9959   Libya National
9960   Saudi Arabia National
9961   Algeria National
9962   Panama National
9963   Cyprus National ISBN 9963-645-06-2
Παύλος Ευδοκίμωφ, Η τρελή αγάπη του Θεού, Κέντρο Μελετών Ιεράς Μονής Κύκκου (2003)
9964   Ghana National
9965   Kazakhstan National
9966   Kenya National
9967   Kyrgyzstan National
9968   Costa Rica National
9969 unallocated
9970   Uganda National
9971   Singapore National
9972   Peru National
9973   Tunisia National
9974   Uruguay National
9975   Moldova National
9976   Tanzania National
9977   Costa Rica National
9978   Ecuador National
9979   Iceland National
9980   Papua New Guinea National
9981   Morocco National
9982   Zambia National
9983   Gambia National
9984   Latvia National
9985   Estonia National
9986   Lithuania National ISBN 9986-16-329-3
Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Pakalnučių metai, Tyto alba (2014)
9987   Tanzania National
9988   Ghana National
9989   North Macedonia National
99900 unallocated
99901   Bahrain National
99902 Reserved Agency (was   Gabon) Other
99903   Mauritius National
99904   Curaçao (was   Netherlands Antilles, and   Aruba) National
99905   Bolivia National
99906   Kuwait National
99907 unallocated
99908   Malawi National
99909   Malta National
99910   Sierra Leone National
99911   Lesotho National
99912   Botswana National
99913   Andorra National
99914   Suriname National
99915   Maldives National
99916   Namibia National
99917   Brunei National
99918   Faroe Islands National
99919   Benin National
99920   Andorra National
99921   Qatar National
99922   Guatemala National
99923   El Salvador National
99924   Nicaragua National
99925   Paraguay National
99926   Honduras National
99927   Albania National
99928   Georgia National
99929   Mongolia National
99930   Armenia National
99931   Seychelles National
99932   Malta National
99933     Nepal National
99934   Dominican Republic National
99935   Haiti National
99936   Bhutan National
99937   Macau National ISBN 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)
99938   Republika Srpska National
99939   Guatemala National
99940   Georgia National
99941   Armenia National
99942   Sudan National
99943   Albania National
99944   Ethiopia National
99945   Namibia National
99946     Nepal National
99947   Tajikistan National
99948   Eritrea National
99949   Mauritius National
99950   Cambodia National
99951 Reserved Agency (was   Democratic Republic of Congo) Other
99952   Mali National
99953   Paraguay National
99954   Bolivia National
99955   Republika Srpska National
99956   Albania National
99957   Malta National
99958   Bahrain National
99959   Luxembourg National
99960   Malawi National
99961   El Salvador National
99962   Mongolia National
99963   Cambodia National
99964   Nicaragua National
99965   Macau National ISBN 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)
99966   Kuwait National
99967   Paraguay National
99968   Botswana National
99969   Oman National
99970   Haiti National
99971   Myanmar National
99972   Faroe Islands National
99973   Mongolia National
99974   Bolivia National
99975   Tajikistan National
99976   Republika Srpska National
99977   Rwanda National
99978   Mongolia National
99979   Honduras National
99980   Bhutan National
99981   Macau National
99982   Benin National
99983   El Salvador National
99984 unallocated
99985   Tajikistan National
99986   Myanmar National
99987   Luxembourg National
99988   Sudan National
99989~99999 unallocated

Countries with no exclusive registration groupEdit

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada,   Czech Republic, Eswatini, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, New Zealand,   Russia,   Serbia,   Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe

Countries with multiple registration groupsEdit

Two (51 countries)
Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, English, Faroe Islands, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay
Three (21)
Algeria, Armenia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Lithuania, Macau, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Paraguay, Republika Srpska, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand
Four (5)
Albania, Bolivia, Malta, Mauritius, Turkey
Five (1)
Mongolia

Countries by language areaEdit

Country English
0
English
1
French
2
German
3
  Australia
  Austria
  Belgium
  Bermuda
  Canada
  Eswatini
  France
  Germany
  Gibraltar
  Ireland
  Luxembourg
  Namibia
  New Zealand
  South Africa
   Switzerland
  United Kingdom
  United States of America
  Zimbabwe

Registration groups assigned to former countriesEdit

5: former USSR
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova,   Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
80: former Czechoslovakia
  Czech Republic,   Slovakia
86: former Yugoslavia
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republika Srpska,   Serbia, Slovenia

With 979- prefixEdit

Registration group Country, region, or language area[note 3] Type ISBN example
(book)
10-   France National ISBN 979-10-90636-07-1
Hélène Dubouis, Les Jeunes dans la société, Éditions des Citoyens
11-   South Korea National ISBN 979-11-86178-14-0
Edward Y. J. Chung, Korean Confucianism: Tradition and Modernity. Academy of Korean Studies (2015)
12-   Italy National ISBN 979-12-200-0852-5
Lorenzo Pacini, L'arte la vita e un pizzico di Van Gogh, Edizioni d'Arte (2016)
8-   United States of America National ISBN 979-8-6024-0545-3
Julia Clemens, Sunset on Whisling Island

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Note that "language area" 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".
  3. ^ Note that "language area" 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ISBN Users' Manual, International Edition (PDF) (7th ed.). London: International ISBN Agency. 2017. p. 11. ISBN 978-92-95055-12-4.
  2. ^ TC 46/SC 9. "Frequently Asked Questions about the new ISBN standard from ISO". lac-bac.gc.ca. Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on 10 June 2007.
  3. ^ ISBN Users' Manual, International Edition (PDF) (6th ed.). London: International ISBN Agency. 2012. p. 23. ISBN 978-92-95055-02-5.

External linksEdit