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. The importance of cc:license tagging
(19-Jun-18) In the past, hybrid journals (where some articles are Open Access (OA) and others are not) were often dismissed as a temporary entity, something which would fall to the wayside in favour of purely open access (gold OA) or subscription journals. However, no matter how OA is being adopted, the number...   (read more)
. Changes to our free service
(08-May-18) In order to continue providing our users with the best service possible, JournalTOCs will be implementing some changes in May 2018 which will affect the users of our free accounts. Firstly, the maximum number of journals that free accounts can follow will now be 15 journals. This is a continuatio...   (read more)
. Major landmark reached by JournalTOCs
(17-Apr-18) Now that we’ve hit the halfway point of April and are longing for our summer holidays, the tendency of most people at this point in the year is to start running out of steam. We are delighted to announce that we just reached over 30,000 journals in our database thanks to the newly introduce...   (read more)
. The easy way: Dealing with large-scale move of RSS feeds from HTTP to HTTPS

A month ago, the world suffered a global cyberattack named by the international press as the 'biggest ransomware' offensive in history. Although the attack used a technique known as phishing (hackers spread a "ransomware" called WannaCry tricking email users i...   (read more)

. JournalTOCs free accounts can follow up to 25 journals
(07-Dec-15) At the moment we are dealing with a high volume of daily email alerts caused by the increasing number of free accounts. Some of those accounts are following 100s of journals. To protect the normal service of JournalTOCs, we are moving free accounts to a separated server and from next week, the maxim...   (read more)
. At last we got "200 OK" from Atypon for Maney

One year ago (21st March 2014 to be exact) we contacted Helen Duce, the Head of E-Publishing at Maney Publishing, because after Maney migrated to its new Atypon’s e-publishing platform (Literatum), JournalTOCs was unable to crawl the TOC RSS feeds of Maney’s j...   (read more)
. Why publishers should never NOINDEX their RSS feeds

(Update: Three months after this blog post was published,  OA Publishing London removed the NOINDEX meta-tag from their RSS feeds. Now, all the journals currently being published online by OA Publishing London have been restored in JournalTOCs.) Last week, Jour...   (read more)
. Crowdsourcing the journal selection process

Since this year JournalTOCs has started to move on to a crowdsourcing model to maintain its growing database of journals. Reaching the 24,000 journals milestone was the turning point. This number practically represents the bulk of relevant journals that have...   (read more)
. How to grab an RSS feed of the latest articles of a journal and have it show up as a widget on other website
(27-Aug-14) To grab an RSS feeds for a particular journal from JournalTOCs, you can use the API call journals. For example: http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/api/journals/0143-3369?output=articles&user=super.journaltocs@gmail.com The above call will grab the feeds produced and normalized by JournalTOCs for...   (read more)
. Systematic identification of OA articles from hybrid journals

JournalTOCs is pleased to announce that the automated identification of Open Access (OA) articles from hybrid journals has started to work today

This is a highly important development in the efforts being made towards enabling system...   (read more)
. JournalTOCs is continuing to grow. 24,000 Scholarly Journals are now included in the largest RSS-based alerting service for researchers
(07-Mar-14) As a result of adding 1000 more journals since October 2013, the number of scholarly journals whose latest Tables of Contents (TOCs) are included in the JournalTOCS alerting service for researchers has passed the 24,000 major milestone. Almost half of those 1000 additions come from Hybrid and S...   (read more)
. LM takes LibTOC service offline after months of being outdated
(20-Feb-14) The LibTOC current awareness service was removed from the Internet a few weeks ago. LM launched LibTOC in April 2013. LM created LibTOC thanks to a JournalTOCs Premium license, which gave LM full access to up-to-date information to the entire database of JournalTOCs as well as premium access to...   (read more)
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  • Price A. and Holland M. (2013) Looking at the information resources available for paramedic practice. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 5(5), 279-284
  • Ascher M., Mohiuddin M, Crooke D., Heimer H., Stein P. and Cunningham D. (2013) Development of an Automated Electronic Table of Contents Current Awareness Service Using RSS Feeds and the Library Blog. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, (MLA'13) Boston, MA (USA)
  • Bartlett J. (2013) Running to Stand Still: The Challenge of Keeping Up with Library Trends. Library Leadership & Management. Volume 27, number 1/2, pp 1-5
  • Chumbe S., MacLeod R. (2013) Marketing OA journals now that authors are customers: the role of RSS, Learned Publishing, Volume 26, Number 1, pp. 51-56(6) DOI: 10.1087/20130110
  • Gluskera A. (2013) Implementing the Transition From Full- to Self-Service Table of Contents Alerts: A Case Study Journal of Hospital Librarianship. Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1-10. DOI 10.1080/15323269.2013.743200
  • MacLeod R. (2013) JournalTOCs: free resource for researchers now also in Premium Multimedia Information & Technology Journal, Volume 39, Issue 1
  • Narayanan kutty N. (2013) Linking Users and Online Journals in TOCosphere: JournalTOCs in VSSC Library Presented at the 18th CALIBER Conference, Gujarat (India)
  • Bertelmann R., Szott S. and Hōhnow T. (2012) Discovery jenseits von 'all you can eat' und 'one size fits all'. Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis. Vol. 36, pp. 369-376. DOI 10.1515/bfp-2012-0050
  • Fei Xu, (2012) Journal based current awareness services for systems librarianship, VINE, Vol. 42 Issue 2, pp.152-171 DOI: 10.1108/03055721211227174
  • Stone G. (2012) Huddersfield Open Access Publishing. Information Services & Use. Volume 31, pp 215-223 DOI 10.3233/ISU-2012-0651
  • Vinit Kumar, Devika P. Madalli, Mithun Raj M., (2012) Building a personalized ToC service for the Library of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Electronic Library, The, Vol. 30 Issue 3, pp 339-350 DOI: 10.1108/02640471211241627
  • Whittle S. (2012) Pro Bono Publico: Open Access Online Publication at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Legal Information Management. Volume 12, Issue 03. pp 189-197 DOI 10.1017/S147266961200045X

2010 - 2011

  • Jürgen P. (2011) Tools für das Monitoring. AKA Verlag Heidelberg. pp. 323-350 (http://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/11888231.pdf)
  • Keiser, Barbie E. (2011) "21st-Century: Table of Contents Alerts" ONLINE: EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 34-38. URL: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/infotoday/doc/854996496.html
  • Fallahay M. (2011) "JournalTOCs; http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk" Technical Services Quarterly, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 89-90. DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2012.624916
  • Plieninger J. (2011) "Handbuch Internet-Suchmaschinen" AKA Verlag Heidelberg. Volume 2, pp 323-350
  • Stephens O. (2011) "Mashups and open data in libraries" Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community. Volume 24, Number 3. pp 245-250. DOI 10.1629/24245
  • Chen X. (2010) "The Declining Value of Subscription-based Abstracting and Indexing Services in the New Knowledge Dissemination Era". Serials Review. Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 79-85 DOI: 10.1016/j.serrev.2010.02.010
  • Chumbe S. (2010) "Mashup of REST-ful APIs using RSS feeds to support research in a high-demanding research environment" In Proceedings of the 10th EMTAC Conference in Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Chumbe S., MacLeod R. (2010) "WattJournals: Towards an Economic and Lightweight Search Tool Alternative for Libraries To Help Their Students and Researchers Keep Up-To-Date" Code{4}Lib Journal. Issue 12.
  • Stainthorp, P. (2010) "The first six tools for practical Library 2.0" SCONUL Focus, Vol 49, pp 10-12

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