Frequently Asked Questions
Why was MyFavoriteJournals.com created?
There are several reasons:
- Professionals in all disciplines are very busy people. Their time is precious and it is a daunting task to stay informed in their field. One must currently look in different places (owned by different publishers). We tried to streamline the current awareness process, allowing you to save time by scanning recent journal issues in one place.
- The journal browse experience needed to be more fun! MyFavoriteJournals.com adds a bit of serendipity to the current awareness task. We think you'll find new sources of information that will make you smarter and more successul in your profession.
How often are issues updated?
Journal issues are continuously being updated. As soon as an issue is available via Scopus.com, it will be availalbe via MyFavoriteJournals.com.
Will more journals be added to MyFavoriteJournals.com?
Yes ... more journals are being added. Our short-term goal is 11,000 journals. If you would like to see a specific journal added, please let us know and we may or may not be able to add it.
What are the possible links that can appear for an article?
There are 3 links that can appear for articles:
- Preview:You will see this link if you are entitled to Scopus.com. Note that not all articles have an abstract. For example, brief news items, editorials, etc. will not have abstracts.
- View at Publisher:You will see this link if the document has a DOI associated with it. A digital object identifier (DOI) is a permanent identifier given to an electronic document. They are used by this site for resolving/finding documents. The problem is that not all publishers have their full text content online. Alternatively, they may not have DOIs assigned to their articles. Therefore, not all articles can be found online.
- Scopus Record:You will see this link for all articles. Scopus.com is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature. They often have additional information associated with an article such as references, search by article author, etc. You institution may need to be subscribed to Scopus.com for you to view the article information on Scopus.com.
I've noticed that the covers don't always match the content of the current issue. Why?
Some publishers have a default journal graphic that never changes. For some journals there is no journal cover graphic, so a society or other logo may have been used. Some covers may not change over time, but the content will change.
Some journal covers are very hard to read! (small text, poor contrast, etc.)
There is a delay from when a new issue is made available and when I see it reflected on MyFavoriteJournals.com. Why?
The timeline for getting journal content online varies from publisher to publisher. If you have a critical need for knowing when new journal issues are available online, you should continue to receive email alerts or RSS feeds from the different publishers on their websites.
Are there any technical limitations of MyFavoriteJournals.com?
- Cookies must be enabled on your browser
- If you are using Internet Explorer 6.x, you are limited to seven (7) favorite journals.
What is the subscription price?
It's FREE! Enjoy.