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Tables of Contents (TOCs) from 13 more publishers added to ticTOCs

Posted by Roddy MacLeod on September 17, 2008

Tables of Contents (TOCs) from 13 more publishers have been added to ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents Service – where researchers keep up-to-date.  ticTOCs now includes TOCs for 9,376 journals from more than 133 publishers.  More will be added shortly.

The list of publishers who’s journals have been added includes:

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASTM International
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Electrochemical Society
Human Frontier Science Program Publishing
International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)
Laser Institute of America
Society for Imaging Science & Technology
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Society of Rheology
SPIE – International Society for Optical Engineering
Tire Society

Roddy MacLeod
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How Readers Navigate to Scholarly Content

Posted by Roddy MacLeod on September 10, 2008

Readers of this blog may be interested in the White Paper entitled How Readers Navigate to Scholarly Content, written by Tracy Gardner and Simon Inger, and resulting from research which was jointed funded by Annual Reviews, PNAS, MetaPress, and Nature Publishing Group.

The report noted that “…researchers scored the relative importance of additional routes to content through various forms of article linking. The results show that RSS is still in its infancy (and maybe of greatest utility to libraries or other gateway”  However “RSS feeds, although still a relatively small impact, has grown enormously in popularity.”

The paper goes on to advise that “…a publisher must actively back all of the navigational options for its readers and not try to pre-judge any of them. To achieve this publishers should collaborate with Google so that it optimally indexes the publisher’s content; publish XML catalogues containing the meta-data of its articles for library technology companies to harvest; support “deep-linking”, OpenURL linking and have a predictable URL syntax for its articles; promote its content to the key A&Is and campaign for inclusion in their databases; and provide RSS feeds of recent content for other sites, such as portals, to pick up.” 

As ticTOCs is based upon the harvesting and presentation of scholarly journal TOC RSS feeds, we certainly appreciate the findings of the report.

Roddy MacLeod
ticTOCS Management Support

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Tables of Contents (TOCs) from 38 more publishers have been added to ticTOCs

Posted by Roddy MacLeod on September 2, 2008

We’ve been busy! Tables of Contents (TOCs) from 38 more publishers have been added to ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents Service – where researchers keep up-to-date. ticTOCs now includes TOCs for 8,854 journals from more than 110 publishers.  More will be added shortly.

The list of publishers who’s journals have been added includes:

Akademiai Kiado RT
AlphaMed Press
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
American Board of Family Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
American Diabetes Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Psychiatry Publishing
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Society of Animal Science
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Neuroradiology
Applied Probability Trust
Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology
Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Biophysical Society
BRILL
British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
Canadian Medical Association
Duke University Press
Equinox Publishing
Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Genetics Association of America, The
Harvey Whitney Books Co.
Histochemical Society
Indiana University Press
Informa UK (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management of Sciences (INFORMS)
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Peeters Publishers
Project Hope
Radiological Society of North America
Rockefeller University Press, The
Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Royal Society of Medicine, The
Seismological Society
Society for the Study of Reproduction
Wolter Kluwer – Adis
Wolters Kluwer – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Roddy MacLeod
ticTOCs Management Support

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