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Here is the presentation given by Brian Kelly at the NASIG 2014 Conference in Ft Worth, on 2 May 2014.

It describes how, via the JEMO Project, a solution using RSS feeds, for the problem of ensuring systematic and standard discoverability of the latest Open Access (OA) articles published in Hybrid journals, has been proposed and demonstrated.

As part of the JEMO Project, JournalTOCs will work with INASP to develop a consortia version of JournalTOCs Premium, which enables customisations of JournalTOCs for research, academic, commercial and institutional library and resource centres.

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.

One of the INASP projects is called Journals Online (JOLs).  The aim of this project is to improve the production and publication processes of peer reviewed journals from developing and emerging countries.  Via JOLs, INASP help journals get online and support them to improve their online publishing standards and processes. This helps to improve the availability of such research publications and increases the discoverability and confidence readers have in the research journals in question and the individual articles that they are made up from.

There are currently 291 journals across the JOLs, with almost 25,000 articles of which 93% are open access full text.

One of the JEMO workpackages involves making sure that all current journals in the INASP JOLs project are included in JournalTOCs.   This will improve visibility and accessibility of the journal articles by making the many thousands of JournalTOCS users aware of JOLs content and allowing them to Follow the latest Tables of Contents (TOCs) of JOLS journals.  The articles published in INASP JOLs will also be of interest to the university and research libraries in developing countries that will receive free access to JournalTOCS Premium for 17 months from 1st April 2014 as part of the JEMO Project.

Journals Online titles which have recently been added to JournalTOCS include:

Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics – (Open Access)
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Journal of Chitwan Medical College – (Open Access)
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Mongolian Journal of International Affairs – (Open Access)
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International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – (Open Access)
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Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences – (Open Access)
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Nepal Journal of Epidemiology – (Open Access)
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Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology – (Open Access)
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International Journal of Environment – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases – (Open Access)
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Ceiba – (Open Access)
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Sabaragamuwa University Journal – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery – (Open Access)
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Journal of Education and Research – (Open Access)
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Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences – (Open Access)
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Conservation Science – (Open Access)
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SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS – (Open Access)
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Sunsari Technical College Journal – (Open Access)
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International Journal of Life Sciences – (Open Access)
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Ceylon Medical Journal – (Open Access)
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Progressive Agriculture – (Open Access)
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Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology – (Open Access)
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Journal of Nobel Medical College – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies – (Open Access)
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Galle Medical Journal – (Open Access)
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Journal of Bangladesh Society of Physiologist – (Open Access)
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Agronomy Journal of Nepal – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Child Heath – (Open Access)
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Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics – (Open Access)
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Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Physics – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research – (Open Access)
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Ibrahim Medical College Journal – (Open Access)
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Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology – (Open Access)
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Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) – (Open Access)
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Journal of Diagnostic Pathology – (Open Access)
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Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management – (Open Access)
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Built-Environment Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) – (Open Access)
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Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Physics – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research – (Open Access)
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Journal of Bio-Science – (Open Access)
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Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal – (Open Access)
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Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal – (Open Access)
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Kelaniya Journal of Management – (Open Access)
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We’re pleased with the response to the recent press release about JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration which will benefit libraries in developing countries.  INASP partner libraries in Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania are currently eligible for this offer, on a first come, first serve, basis.

A number of libraries have contacted JournalTOCs about the offer.

The press release has been picked up and announced by:

 

University and research libraries in developing countries are to benefit from collaboration between JournalTOCs and INASP.  Access to JournalTOCs Premium will be provided free for eligible INASP partner consortia for 17 months from 1st April 2014, and will enable participating libraries to develop and manage effective scholarly journal current awareness services for their researchers.

Based at the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, JournalTOCS Premium is a current awareness subscription service providing effective customisations to research, academic, commercial and institutional library and resource centres worldwide.  It is the institutional version of JournalTOCs, the largest, free collection of subscription and Open Access journal Tables of Contents.  JournalTOCS enables researchers to discover the newest scholarly papers coming directly from publishers as soon as they have been published online. It includes the latest Tables of Content from over 24,000 scholarly journals including more than 7,500 selected Open Access titles, from approximately 2,000 publishers. JournalTOCs is used by tens of thousands of individual researchers across all disciplines.

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.  INASP’s work is funded by governmental and non-governmental development agencies and philanthropic foundations, with contributions from its partner countries.

The JournalTOCs Premium customisations for INASP consortia, developed as part of the EPSRC funded JEMO project, will give library users in participating libraries fast and easy discovery, alerts and access to the full-text of the most current papers published in the electronic journals to which the libraries subscribe, including (where applicable) journal content negotiated by INASP from over 40 major publishers, such as Annual Reviews, Bentham Science, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Emerald, IOP, Mary Ann Liebert, Nature Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Sage, Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley.  In addition, content from INASP’s Journal Online Projects (Bangladesh Journals Online, Latin America Journals Online, Mongolia Journals Online, Nepal Journals Online and Sri Lanka Journals Online) has been added to JournalTOCs and is included in the service.

Kay Raseroka, a past Director of the Library at the University of Botswana, past President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2003-2005, and Member of the Board of Trustees of INASP, said, “I am delighted that this project is going ahead.  It will help researchers in less developed countries to keep abreast of new scholarly papers as well as giving librarians an important role in the process.  Through the inclusion of the INASP Journals Online content, much of which is Open Access, it will also improve the accessibility and visibility of research from developing countries.”

As well as gaining free access to JournalTOCs Premium, INASP and participating libraries will provide valuable feedback and help JournalTOCs in the development of consortia versions of its subscription product for institutions.

The JournalTOCS / INASP collaboration is one of two parts of the JEMO project.  The other part of the project will demonstrate and promote among publishers the viability and advantages of using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) for enabling the systematic discovery of Open Access articles in hybrid journals.

Dr Ian Brotherston, Head of Enterprise Services at Heriot-Watt University said, “I am delighted that Heriot-Watt is supporting the JournalTOCs and the JEMO project via its EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.  JournalTOCs and JEMO are exactly the sort of product development programmes that in our view the Impact Acceleration Account was designed to support”

JournalTOCs Premium is currently trusted by a diverse range of libraries and information centres across the world.  In addition to academic libraries, among its customers are large pharmaceutical companies, hospital libraries, an agency of the United Nations (UN), and an aerospace research centre.

For more information about JournalTOCS Premium see http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/customise.php or email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk or phone: Elizabeth Johnson, Research & Enterprise Services, +44 (0)131 451 3192

For more information about INASP and their collaboration with JournalTOCS please email apowell@inasp.info or visit www.inasp.info

Over 220 African Journals Online (AJOL) titles have been added to JournalTOCs.  Many of these journals will be of interest to researchers everywhere, but especially to those in developing countries.  They cover subjects such as anthropology, economic development, health and medical sciences, history, librarianship, sustainable development, education, agriculture, and more.

During the first months of the JEMO Project, nearly 1,000 new journal titles have been manually added to JournalTOCs, in preparation for: (1) helping publishers to implement standard access-rights elements in their RSS feeds to enable the systematic identification of Open Access (OA) articles from hybrid and Green OA journals and; (2) broadening the benefits of current awareness on scholarly publications for researchers from developing countries.

As well as a systematic trawl through the publication lists of about 50 major journal publishers, which resulted in many titles being added from De Gruyter/Versita, Oxford University Press, Project Muse, Sage and Taylor & Francis, etc, the Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI) was checked.  Many titles included in DRJI are published in developing countries, however the list includes some titles that feature in Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers plus basically published titles which do not produce RSS TOC feeds, therefore care was taken to add only quality journals listed in the DRJI to JournalTOCs.

Redalyc provides access to over 800 journals published in Latin America. Some Redalyc titles were failing in JournalTOCs, and so the entire list of Redalyc journals was checked, and this resulted in many new titles being added to JournalTOCs plus all existing records updated.  There are now about 450 Redalyc titles in JournalTOCs. The remaining titles listed at the Redalyc website are either already in JournalTOCs because they are also listed by SciELO or another publisher, or have ceased publication.

All journals on the PePSIC  website were checked in a similar way.  A number of new titles were subsequently added to JournalTOCs.

The DOAJ produces an RSS feed of new titles added.  About 60 or so titles are added by DOAJ each week.  These were checked against JournalTOCs.  Now that DOAJ have a reasonable quality control policy, most titles with feeds are added to JournalTOCs.

During the period in question, [NewJour] restarted posting details of new (to it) journals.  These were checked against JournalTOCs and added where applicable.

The JURN blog notes new additions to their service. These were checked, and added to JournalTOCs, where applicable.

Additions to ZETOC were checked, and added to JournalTOCs, where applicable.

The new titles were blogged here (105 titles), here (103 titles), here (324 titles), here (287 titles) and here (135 titles).

Most new additions were weeted by @journaltocs  

By using a Google URL Shortener in the tweets, the number of people who click through to the JournalTOCs website from the tweets can be checked.

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