I come across loads of errors at various publisher websites, and have decided to post about them as they crop up. These are commercial publishers that I’m talking about. Many of them, as we know, make large profits from their customers. So, shouldn’t they keep their virtual houses in better order?
These are as I found them on the date of this blog post.
This one, #4 in my series, isn’t exactly rubbish, but it is a bit annoying.
Atypon is a hosting provider for scholarly publications, and they still host journals. However, at the end of 2011 they moved out of the aggregated hosting market and shut down their Atypon Link site. They helped publishers who had used the Atypon Link to migrate to new platforms, and now those journals are available at other sites.
This has worked quite well in most cases, but anyone who previously subscribed to Atypon RSS Table of Contents feeds will find that these are no longer being updated. One example is http://www.atypon-link.com/rss/etoc/ajhb for the journal American Journal of Health Behavior. On Google Reader alone, there are 32 subscribers to that feed, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to tell them that the feed no longer exists.
For many of the journals previously made available via Atypon Link I’ve managed to find new TOC feeds, and have added them to JournalTOCs, the free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents.
This seems to me to be a good reason for using JournalTOCs for journal current awareness, rather than subscribing to individual TOC feeds in Reader, etc, as JournalTOCs is more likely to update its TOC sources.