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Issuing International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

ISBN is an international standard number for books that defines the title of each publication. The numbering process’s ultimate aim is to give each intellectual work a unique number that can’t be duplicated or be in any way similar to any other work. This number is what distinguishes a literary work from another, and is used by publication authorities.

  • Fees

    0.00

  • Fee Type

    Federal

  • Category

    Process

  • Sector

    Media Regulatory Office

  • Department/Division

    Licensing and media content Department

  • Service Type

    G2G & G2C &G2B

  • Service Structure

    Secondary

  • Digital Transformation

    Yes

  • Target Customer

    • Institutions: Government Entities / Private Institutions / NGOs

    • Authors

  • Service Channels

    Submit Service Request

    Obtain Service

    Payment for Service

    Service Channels

    Website

    Mobile

    Call Centre

    P.O Box

    Application Platform

  • Service Requests

    44555
  • Supplementary Service

    N/A

  • Service Limits

    N/A

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The publisher is obliged to attach the print permission issued by the National Media Council to any international number issued. If the authorized printing permission is not attached, the publisher shall bear legal and administrative responsibility for this, including the cancellation of the ISBN issued to the book.

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The publisher is obliged to install the ISBN on the books within a maximum period of (one month) and upload the cover image and the internal page containing the book's data. If not, the publisher bears legal and administrative responsibility for this, including the cancellation of the ISBN of the book.

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The publisher is obliged to follow the rules relating to the international numbers of books upon receipt.

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The publisher is obliged to inform the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development of any change in his data in terms of title, or stop issuing books and others.

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The publisher is obliged to inform the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development about any change in the issue of the book in terms of reprinting the book differently or changing the title of the book.

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The publisher is obliged to place the ISBN on the back page of the book cover as specified by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. If this is not possible, put it on the front page of the book cover.

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The publisher is committed not to use the same ISBN on any other book, and the book, which consists of several parts; each part will give its own ISBN.

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If the additional binding envelope is in place, the publisher is required to place the ISBN at the bottom of the background page for binding from outside. If this is not possible, place it in another location and be clear.

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The publisher shall ensure that the font used for printing the ISBN is not less than (9) points.

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The recipient of an ISBN does not mean that he is granted a license for the contents of the book and does not mean granting him intellectual property rights for the book, but rather obtaining an international identification code for his book.

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Required documents:

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1- In case the application is submitted by authors and authors:

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- Copy of Emirates ID

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- A valid print permission issued by the National Media Council

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2- In case the application is submitted by the governmental institutions:

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- A copy of proof showing the government authority

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- A valid print permission issued by the National Media Council

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3- In case the application is submitted by private institutions

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- A copy of the commercial register of the publishing house in force

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- A valid print permission issued by the National Media Council

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Customer login to the e-services portal

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The customer should fill the screen of the service request for issuing ISBN and attach the required documents

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MCKD will Verify the application data

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Issuing ISBN certificate by the Ministry, sending it to the customer

  • In case the application is submitted by authors :

    A valid print permission issued

  • In case the application is submitted by the governmental institutions:

    An internal decision issued by the director of the institution or its equivalent in the position, according to the authority

  • In case the application is submitted by private institutions:

    copy of the commercial register of the institution

  • A valid print permission issued

  • Al Dhafra Cultural Center

  • Fujairah Cultural Center

  • RAK Cultural Center