Copyright Advisory & Publishing Support

SMU Libraries provide copyright and publishing support for your teaching, research and publishing needs through these services.


ISBN & ISSN Registration

The ISSN is the standardised 8-digit international code that uniquely identifies a serial publication. The National Library is the ISSN National Centre for Singapore and issues Singapore ISSNs to serials published in Singapore. Faculty, Schools and SMU Centre with plans to start a new journal can contact the Library to request for an ISSN.

The ISBN is the standardised 13-digit international number that uniquely identifies a monographic/book publication and enables it to be located easily. Any member of the SMU Community who needs an ISBN for their publication can contact the Library to apply for one.

Copyright Advisory

Copyright Advisory

  • Consultation on copyright concerns in teaching, research and publishing
  • Information on permitted use of works under Fair Use
  • Advise on educational exceptions under the Singapore Copyright Act
  • Advise on using works in course readings and teaching materials
  • Finding alternative Open Educational Resources
Copyright Resources

Copyright Resources

For more information contact,