Ingenta 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 if one clicks all the links, one discovers the new portal holds several recently-vanished ‘404 not found’ open access journals. Evidently Ingenta has recently purchased these OA titles for its new portal. There’s no RSS feed for tracking newly-added journal titles, but I made one.
The new portal has not yet been indexed by Google or any other major search-engine. I find that because there’s 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 would seem to me a pity for someone to park their open journal on Ingenta Open, if it’s not then going to be open to Google users.
However, all Ingenta Open’s current humanities and eco titles are indexable in JURN in other ways. Various ‘404’ journals from UCL have thus been added again, and some additional journals have also been added…
Internationale Neerlandistiek (Dutch and Afrikaans linguistics)