Question: What Do You Use For Publication Alerts?
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gravatar for Lee Katz
6.6 years ago by
Lee Katz2.9k
Atlanta, GA
Lee Katz2.9k wrote:

Hi all, I'm just wondering what everyone uses for publication alerts? I have been using PubCrawler to get publications that match my keywords, as they are published. I'm just wondering what all is out there and how it all stacks up.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.6 years ago by Cliff Beall450 • written 6.6 years ago by Lee Katz2.9k
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gravatar for Pierre Lindenbaum
6.6 years ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum120k wrote:

I'm using the pubmed RSS feeds : http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/040_060.html

... and ... twitter.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum120k

Twitter is an unexpected response. How exactly do you use it to keep up to date on publications?

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Lee Katz2.9k
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I put my publications of interest in delicious (it could be citeulike.org, etc... ), they are automatically shared on twitter with www.twitterfeed.com and my followers can catch some papers I've found interesting: e.g: https://en.twitter.com/yokofakun/status/243409971096723456

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum120k

Ok! Good to know what to look out for!

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Lee Katz2.9k

what Neil said: "Follow people with similar research interests and they will broadcast publications of interest to you."

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum120k

This is a great combination as twitter typically highlights the high-impact papers of general interest while a tailored pubmed RSS feed can give you more specific papers directly related to your current work.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Ben2.0k
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6.6 years ago by
Neilfws48k
Sydney, Australia
Neilfws48k wrote:

I used to use RSS feeds of PubMed searches. However, there got to be so many alerts that I just ended up hitting "mark as read." That may depend somewhat on the topic.

Like Pierre, I use Twitter. Follow people with similar research interests and they will broadcast publications of interest to you.

Really though, I've given up on the whole idea of alerts. I just run search instead, "as and when" it occurs to me and bookmark whatever catches my eye.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by Neilfws48k
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6.6 years ago by
David Quigley11k
San Francisco
David Quigley11k wrote:

Unsurprisingly, scholar.google.com gives alerts that are eerie in their goodness of fit to your existing publication record. Their site is also useful for citation-counting navel-gazing.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by David Quigley11k
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6.6 years ago by
Manu Prestat3.9k
Marseille, France
Manu Prestat3.9k wrote:

I discovered the Google scholar "updates" functionalities thanks to Jonathan Eisen's blog here: http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2012/08/wow-google-scholar-updates-big-step.html and here: http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2012/11/quick-post-nice-microbial-genomes.html

And I have to say I like it too!

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by Manu Prestat3.9k

That's a good guide!

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Lee Katz2.9k
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6.6 years ago by
Pawel Szczesny3.2k
Poland
Pawel Szczesny3.2k wrote:

I subscribe to Table of Contents of selected niche journals (you stumble across interesting papers you would miss otherwise), I rely on Twitter, however I access the stream via Prismatic and Flipboard (they apparently use two different sorting algorithms, which complement each other), plus I monitor bookmarking services (CiteULike, Mendeley, whatever is out there) of a few people relatively far away from my field.

For certain topics, I also check citations of a few key papers in the topic. However, this is not as regular and not as automated as I would like.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by Pawel Szczesny3.2k

Very comprehensive!!

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Lee Katz2.9k
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6.6 years ago by
cdsouthan1.8k
cdsouthan1.8k wrote:

CiteUlike Watchlist but also Twitter

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6.6 years ago by
Biojl1.6k
Barcelona
Biojl1.6k wrote:

I use mendeley, beside it's regular searching capabilities you can join groups about specific topics where people add interesting papers about that particular topic.

http://www.mendeley.com/research-papers/

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by Biojl1.6k
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6.6 years ago by
Cliff Beall450
Ohio
Cliff Beall450 wrote:

I like the "My NCBI" tool - it sends me a monthly email, unfortunately PubMed can be a few months behind the actual article. I should probably try Google Scholar to compare. I also read a few blogs.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.6 years ago by Cliff Beall450
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