5 comments on “Journal publishers – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – I name names

  1. Springer has released a new platform at http://link.springer.com/. Some regions, such as Australia have already migrated while North America is due to migrate Nov 26, 2012. The new site looks much cleaner, but as I am in the U.S., I haven’t gauged the functionality firsthand yet.

  2. Roddy, Our bete noire is ICE (Institutiion of Civil Engineers) journal alerts, whether by email or by RSS. We use both just to make sure we don’t miss any but they don’t come out at the same time, and the email version puts square brackets aroung the urls which makes them ineffective. We tend to use either or both to alert us to visit the actual website where we cut-and-paste the contents list as that is the best way to get really useful abstracts, however not only is that a cumbersome method to use but their website is incredibly slow top come up. If their material wasn’t so immensely useful we would probably not bother.

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