In general, "alert services" refer to services or features included with scholarly databases that send you email notifications when something of interest
to you has been published or added to a database. These can be on specific
topics or from specific journals. Listed below are multidisciplinary content alert services that notify you when a new issue of a journal is published.
- CiteULike -- currently has details of over 13,000 journals. You can search
or browse for journal titles, and then scan recent articles in these
journals. If you know aboutt RSS feeds,
you can get a CiteULike feed for each journal table of contents. Access to the full
text will depend on institutional or personal subscriptions. Registration is free.
- My Favorite Journals -- this service allows you can select journals of interest from over 10,000 titles, and these
are then added to ‘My Favorite Journals’, then you can select any of
these favorites to view the latest Table of Contents. Access to the
full text will depend on institutional or personal subscriptions. Registration is free.
- ticTOCs -- covers over 12,500 journal table of contents from more than 430 publishers. You can search for journal titles, view
the latest table of contents for each journal, link to the full text of around
390,000 articles (where institutional or personal subscription allows),
export table of content feeds to popular feedreaders, and select and save journal titles in order to view future table of contents (you need to register to ensure your ‘MyTOCs’ are permanently saved). Registration is free.