Ingenta now has a new dedicated portal for all its open access journals, although the web-master seems to have overlooked the Underwater Technology title. There’s an annoying A-Z browse discovery option, which requires over 120 clicks to fully explore. But I clicked all the links, and discovered that the new portal holds several recently-vanished ‘404 not found’ open access journals. Evidently Ingenta has recently purchased or otherwise wrangled these OA titles for its new portal. There’s no RSS feed for tracking newly-added journal titles, but I made a basic one.
At first I thought that the new portal had not yet been indexed by Google or any other major search-engine. But I find that there’s actually a robots.txt file to prevent open indexing of Ingenta Open Home. Here’s Ingenta Open’s robot.txt file…
# Please do not index this site!!
It seems a pity for someone to park their open journal on Ingenta Open, if it’s not then going to be open to discovery by Google Search users. Though I do find that currently all of Ingenta Open’s current humanities and eco titles are exposed to Google Search elsewhere and in other ways. Which makes them indexable in JURN. Various UCL journals that have recently gone ‘404’ have thus been added to JURN again, and some additional journals have also been added…
Internationale Neerlandistiek (Dutch and Afrikaans linguistics)