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Alerting Services: Table of Contents, Saved Search, Citation Alerts, & RSS Feeds: Table of Contents Alerts

What are Table of Contents Alerts?

Automatic notifications when a new issue of a specific journal is published.

Journal Websites and Alerts

Many journals offer alerting services.  Use Google to go directly to many journal websites.

Also the below directory is a good source for identify journals of interest and connecting to their websites.

BrowZine - Penn Journals

BrowZine provides an easy browsing option for discovering Penn Libraries scholarly journal content. BrowZine pulls together articles from library subscription databases, joins them into complete issues, and displays them in a “newsstand” view.

Use the web version of Browzine or download the BrowZine app.  Then, to connect, select University of Pennsylvania from the drop down list and enter your PennKey credentials when prompted.  Learn more about BrowZine.


Keep track of 30 journals with JournalTOCs

JournalTOCs provides access to the Tables Of Contents (TOCs) of the current issues of over 30,000 journals that produce TOC RSS feeds.  An individual who registers for the free option of this service can

  • follow and receive email alerts for 15 journals.
  • searches will retrieve up to 25 articles

Users can search for journals by title or ISSN, or keywords in journal article titles. Journals TOCs can be browsed by publisher or subject. 

To follow a journal, from the search and browse results, click on the box next to the journal title.   Click Search to return to the main page and see a list of the journals you are following

When viewing alerts off-campus, consider using the Penn EZproxy browser bookmarklet for easy access to Penn subscriptions:  

Major Databases and Database Vendors with TOC Alerts

Publishers and Organizations with TOC Alerts

For most all sites, it is necessary to first set up an individual account.