Scientific Publishing Flow & Current Awareness Tools
Journal articles in your discipline/field
New journal issue Table of Contents / Advance online
publication articles via e-mail alerts / RSS feeds from
Solution 1: Get Journal TOCs / Advance online
publication articles via email/RSS feeds from publishers
Solution 2: Set up RSS feeds from
Nature journal e-mail alerts/RSS feeds
1. Go to Nature website (http://www.nature.com/)
2. Click on Publications A-Z index
3. Select the journal you want to set up alerts/RSS feeds.
4. Sign up for e-alerts or web feeds
Set up TOCs RSS
feeds from ticTOCs
2.Search for the journals
you want to receive TOCs,
and Add selected to
3.From the MyTOCs
column, click Select All.
4.Click Export Selected.
5.Save the OPML file to
6.Import your OPML file
into your RSS feeds reader,
Google Reader for example.
Journal articles on your research topic
Solution: Database search alerts/RSS feeds
Life Sciences Database Alerts
Search Interface NCBI Web of Knowledge
Database PubMed (Includes All Databases Biological Abstracts Web of Science MEDLINE
Subject Coverage Biomedical sciences All the databases we Life science Sciences, social Biomedical sciences
have: Biological sciences and arts &
Abstracts, Web of humanities
Update Daily Vary by database Bimonthly Weekly Weekly
Alerting Service Search alerts/RSS feeds N/A Search history alerts /RSS feeds
Citation alerts/RSS feeds
Notes Picks up e-first articles Alerting not available Only the last search query in your search history will be created
for Web of alerts.
Save search, then
set up email alert.