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Érudit journals are added to JournalTOCs

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We are pleased to announce that all the journals published by the multi-institutional consortium Érudit have been added to JournalTOCs today.

Érudit is a publishing non-profit consortium comprising the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Érudit forms the “Quebec node” of Synergies, the dissemination of research platform of Canada. The Érudit platform provides access to several types of documents in the humanities and social sciences, as well as the natural science disciplines.

Érudit journals are added to JournalTOCs

Established in 1998 as a digital publishing site at the Université de Montréal, Érudit launched its online platform in 2002 based on its own XML standard (Érudit Article schema) developed to ensure the best conditions for the use and preservation of their digital documents.

Érudit makes use of the convenient OPML file format to maintain a permanent up-to-date list with all its journals. OPML is important for JournalTOCs and for any RSS aggregators to dynamically detect any change in the list of journals (i.e. new journals, title changes, etc.). Thus, when the OPML of Érudit would get updated, so would JournalTOCs, which prevents information on Érudit journals from growing stale at the JournalTOCs database. On the other hand, we have contacted Érudit to encourage them to enhance the quality of the metadata included in their journal TOC RSS feeds. In general, we do advise publishers to follow the TicTOCs-CrossRef Recommendations for scholarly TOC RSS feeds.

The 88 journals currently being published by Érudit will be available online from JournaTOCs from the First of March 2011.

Written by Santiago Chumbe

February 24th, 2011 at 1:28 pm