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More new features for super-user accounts in JournalTOCs *Premium*

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The functionality to manage user’s email alerts, announced last month, has been expanded further. Now, super-users can view, remove and change Digest Alerts before the email alerts are sent to users. As you know, your users can choose the frequency that alerts will be sent, from three options:
– Daily Alerts,
– Weekly Digest and,
– Monthly Digest.
In the case of Digest Alerts, sometimes various alerts for the same journal have been recorded in the Digest Alert as articles become available during a period of time. This is prone to duplications. Or sometimes, the Digest Alert contains entries that may be irrelevant for the user (e.g. Announcements, Index of Authors, etc.) To deal with these cases, we have added the new Filtered & On Demand (Managed by the super-user) option to the Admin interface. This option gives you the opportunity to edit the content of the Digest Alert before it is emailed to the user. So you can remove duplicate and irrelevant items from the user’s alert or even insert your own announcements in the alert.

Managing User Account
Once you have selected the “Filtered & On Demand (Managed by the super-user)” option, the system will make available for you the “Manage Alerts” link, from where you will be able to edit the content of the user’s alert.

We have added more information to Browse. Browsing By Subject now contains a new column with the number of subscribed journals that your institution has in each subject. Similarly Browsing by Publisher displays a new column with the number of journals you have subscribed per each publisher. For example try This new column is only available when the user is logged in or when the user has been recognised within the IP range of your institution.

We have added a few more data to the CSV files that you can generate from your Admin interface. We have added to the file of User Accounts a column with the JournalTOCs unique ID for each user. Also, we have added the Access Right column to the file of Followed Journals, so you will be able to see whether the journal belongs to your holdings or not, plus an indication if the title is an OA journal. You could use this information to analyse how many journals outside your subscription are being followed by your users or to see which OA journals are the most popular among your users.

In addition to the allowance of 300 journals given to any user freely registered with JournalTOCs, we have increased the allowance for users who are members of a customised JournalTOCs service, so now your users can follow up to 600 journals.

And don’t forget that anyone can link directly to the TOC of any journal by just using the ISSN number of the journal. For example:

More information about JournalTOCs *Premium* – the cost-effective customisation service – is available at

Written by Santiago Chumbe

January 23rd, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Search for Recent Articles By DOI

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The “articles” call of the JournalTOCs API has been updated to allow searching for recently published articles by DOI. Use the base URL followed by the DOI. For example for DOI 10.1504/IJLT.2009.028804 use the URL

Here is a screencast of the API in action.

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Updated Technical Documentation for Articles call.

The above example uses Dublin Core, PRISM and Content modules to return additional metadata such as publication name, publisher, page numbers etc. The metadata returned is dependent on the original publisher, though many are including this additional metadata and are following the Recommendations on RSS Feeds for Scholarly Publishers.

Written by lisa

February 22nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Demonstrations of Using the JournalTOCs API

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I have created screen casts for each of the 4 JournalTOCs API calls. For more information about each calls, please see the Technical Documentation.

The following screen cast demonstrates 7 examples of using the Journals API call.

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Technical Documentation for Journals call

The following screen cast demonstrates 4 examples of using the Articles API call.

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Technical Documentation for Articles call

The following screen casts demonstrates two examples of using the User API call.

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Technical Documentation for User call

The following screen cast shows two examples of using the Institution API call and compares the results from the Articles API call.

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Technical Documentation for Institution call

Written by lisa

December 11th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

JournalsTOCS API Technical Documentation

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The JournalTOCs API consists of 4 calls: journals, articles, user and institution.

Technical documentation is now available for each call.

JournalsTOCs API Technical Documentation:





Written by lisa

December 8th, 2009 at 9:23 am