How to stay on top of the literature in 2020 – Part 2
Last week we covered how you can use your network at your advantage to find the latest research in your field. This week, we will see how we can scrap the same piece of information from scientific journals. Let’s dive in!
Use the journals themselves
A. Create Content email alerts or subscribe to Journal newsletters
Some journals may have their own website where you can subscribe to their newsletters but the most efficient way might be Elsevier and Wiley’s websites. You will receive the list of recently published articles straight into your emails. Isn’t it great?! Though a good way to get the newest research easily, you can easily get submerged by tons of emails. So make sure to apply a set of rules to those arriving emails to make sure they all end up in a specific folder and not in your main mailbox. If you do not know how to setup rules on your email manager, you can always leave a comment and I will try to help. With a set of rules sending those emails to one single folder, you can decide to review them every once in a while (but don’t wait too long! They can pile up real quick).
B. Again you can use social medias and Journal Facebook pages or Twitter accounts
First, if you have a Twitter account, most journals nowadays have a Twitter where they dedicate one tweet to each new articles as you can see on the feed of Ecography, sometimes even a facebook page (Figure 5). If you use the List tool I mentioned in the previous article, you can create lists related to different topics and find recently published articles of different journals in one place (Figure 1 here). But if those ways are efficient, the most efficient to pull all articles in one place might be to use RSS fluxes!
C. Scrap internet with RSS fluxes
Did you get your Evernote template for taking and keeping notes out of your reading (literature, notebooks…)?! It is still time!