In the first half of 2016 JURN added 210 new journal titles (published in English) to the search index.
Occasional Papers of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Louisiana State University)
Eastern European Countryside (was lost, now located again)
A June 2016 study of the current incarnation of Microsoft Academic…
“It outperforms the Web of Science for nearly all articles and is an equal to Scopus.”
Regrettably I’m unable to give it a quick test, as http://academic.microsoft.com/ is totally down for me at present — despite my trying it in multiple Web browsers.
LitMed: Literature Arts Medicine Database is a 3,000-item annotated bibliography covering fiction and poetry, as well as non-fiction. Noted here but not added to JURN. While some of the records have quite extensive notes and bibliographies, and all the comments are useful in some way, some of the comments are rather short and subjective and lack links to full-text.
African Vision and Eye Health (a lone medical journal, a category currently falling outside of JURN’s orbit — but this title seems like a very worthy exception. Especially as it is not yet covered by the usual aggregator services for open medical articles)
Over the last month or so Retraction Watch’s Weekend Reads has become a must-read weekly newsletter. Not just the usual slate of links to stonkingly huge retractions but also tales of academic embezzlement, an article in The Economist on the systemic problems in Chinese science and academic publishing, ghost-management of the entire process of bringing a drug to market, news of quiet Elsevier acquisitions, and how Northwestern Polytechnic University in Silicon Valley became a corrupt test-faking visa-factory. That’s just a small sample from this week’s edition. There’s also optimism-inducing stuff, like this week’s news of Google’s new ‘Science Journal’ phone app which turns your phone into a citizen-science research lab.
The DOAJ TOCs and article pages are once again appearing in JURN’s search results. The DOAJ’s Google presence is still not quite fully ‘clean’ of its many “An error has occurred” pages, but my tests indicate that Google’s current level of re-indexing has removed about 80% of them. The DOAJ had been temporarily removed from JURN in mid May, due to its many “An error has occurred” pages — resulting from the DOAJ’s mass removal of 3,300 journals.
BEADS : Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers (1989-1994 only)
Syracuse Scholar (1979-1991)
Courier, The (1958-1967, Syracuse University Library Associates)
PDFs of Toubkal, the national thesis aggregator for Morocco.