The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) has launched a new fully open-access peer-reviewed journal. IUCrJ covers areas like neutron and synchrotron science and technology and free electron laser science and technology. Chemists, biologists, physicists and material scientists are encouraged to submit their structural papers to the new journal.
It has been started to commemorate the International Year of Crystallography.
The American Chemical Society offers a new program for authors: ACS Author Rewards. Each corresponding author gets for each article published during 2014 an ACS Author Rewards credit (two $750 credits for a total value of $1500). The credits may be used to fund any ACS AuthorChoice option within the next three years (2015-2017).
ACS Editors’ Choice is a new service designed to feature scientific articles of broad public interest. The American Chemical Society selects one article each day to be published with free public access to new research. The selections base on recommendations by the scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world. All ACS Publications articles published in 2014 and forward are eligible to be recommended for ACS Editors’ Choice.
The Electronic Journals Library has introduced a new feature:
This service is offered in cooperation with JournalTOCs.
Most publishers offer RSS feeds or email alerts for all of their journals.
RSS feeds allow you to receive automatically updated table of contents, news etc. They publish frequently updated web content in a standardized XML format which can be subscribed by using a feed reader or aggregator.
There are many web-based RSS readers available (free or paid) as well as desktop-based or mobile-device-based software. You may subscribe to feeds by entering the feed’s URL into your RSS reader or by clicking on the feed icon/link. Alternatively you can put RSS feeds into your browser (e.g. as “live bookmarks” in Firefox).
JournalTOCs is a nice service which allows you to select a set of journal titles instead of visiting each journal’s website to subscribe to ToCs by RSS or via e-mail. It is a free collection of scholarly journal tables of contents.
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