Indian Journal of History of Science (Indian National Science Academy)
Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin (National Trust)
IWA Publishing journals (group of journals on water technologies, now all OA)
Interdisciplinary Egyptology (forthcoming later in 2021)
Georgian Group Journal (18th century)
Open Military Studies (Military History)
Nordeuropa Forum (Nordic Studies)
Acta Archaeologica Carpathica (Carpathian mountains and region)
Folia Quaternaria (Polish journal of Quaternary Paleogeography)
OBOE Journal (Art Studies, “Journal On Biennials and Other Exhibitions”)
Litinfinite (in English and Bengali)
Incontri: Rivista Europea di studi Italiani (Italian history, some articles in English)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica (Russian literature)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Germanica (German literature)
African Journal of Inter/Multidisciplinary Studies (University of Durban, South Africa)
Biodiversity Observations (South Africa)
Citrus Research & Technology (Brazil)
Open Books (University of Cape Town)
BodoArXiv (Medieval Studies preprints)
A Medieval Studies preprint server. Who knew?
Paperity appears to have been heavily depreciated in search results, by Google Search. Since circa 2015 Paperity has usefully listed and linked OA articles in hybrid journals. For five years indexing Paperity thus enabled JURN to offer coverage of the OA articles in about 50+ hybrid journals in the arts and humanities, mostly at the publisher Springer. JURN users also benefited from by-catch of hybrid journal OA articles in other subjects.
Per-article pages at Paperity now appear to be being automatically de-duplicated and discarded by Google Search, as expressed in JURN, in favour of the same article as known to sources such as Semantic Scholar and EuroPubMed (both also in JURN) and other aggregators. As a fallback I’m now indexing just the per-journal pages at Paperity (i.e. their linked lists of OA articles in a journal), and Google Search seems to treat these as an absolute backstop. Meaning that that they will show up in JURN’s results, but often only as the very last result in a short set of results. This is quite useful behaviour, as it doesn’t distract users up at the top of the results. Formerly, JURN indexed the per-article pages at Paperity, but these were no longer appearing in results. Hence the need for change.
I’m also now indexing a couple of the relevant Springer journals directly in JURN. Indexing of article pages at *.springeropen.com also serves as a further backstop. Please contact me if SpringerOpen indexing doesn’t work well for your Springer OA journal, and you would like it directly indexed in JURN.
Also, note that JURN excludes URL paths with /figures/ from SpringerOpen and Springer journal links. These are pages containing the graphics, graphs etc from the article. While useful in their own right, and as such grabbed by Google Search, they are best approached in academic search via their main article page.
It appears that the Venezuelan Scielo at www. scielo.org.ve/ is now just ve. scielo.org/ DuckDuckGo still indexes the old URL, which it seems no longer works. I get a pass-through to the Wayback Machine at Archive.org on hitting such dead URLs, though that’s the result of my browser plugin.
Google Search is indexing the new URL only, which works. When Google Search changes, it’s usually a sign that the old URL really is kaput.
It’s probably best to keep an eye on the other Scielo aggregators, to see if they make the same change and thus break older URL paths and Web links. They don’t appear to have made such a change, so far.
My guess would be that the .ve change could be a result of buying one of those ‘vanity’ fixes which remove the www. in an URL. After some hard-sell from a salesman such fixes usually turn out to be very expensive to maintain, and after a time the URL often defaults back to normal.
In the meantime JURN is also directly indexing Venezuela’s journals at produccioncientificaluz.org and saber.ucv.ve/ojs/ and erevistas.saber.ula.ve. The nation is starving, but their journals are still online and reachable for now. The latter two appear to have different sets of journals, despite being from the same University of the Andes.
Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies (the life and work of the famous author of Anne of Green Gables)
Archiv Orientalni, 1929-2010. Later known as ArOr: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies. Partly indexed by JURN via the URL kramerius.lib.cas.cz/periodical/ — which is not ideal, in terms of either target or Google Search’s current indexing, but is the best that can be done at present.
WIPO Magazine (World Intellectual Property Organisation, JURN was already indexing the WIPO Journal).
Quantitative Science Studies (MIT, “theoretical and empirical research on science and the scientific workforce”)
Luminaria (interdisciplinary natural biology, Brazil, latest issues are partly in English)
Three more UK repositories, and the per-article record pages of IA Scholar at fatcat.wiki/release/ (the latter fairly poorly indexed by Google Search, at present).
Initial harvest of ISSNs is now integrated into the openECO directory. The process of adding ISSNs is not yet complete.
JURN is now as up-to-date as it can be, ready for the “back to university” crowd. I’ve completed a link-check of the full URL base, checking for continued presence of an indexed URL path in Google Search. The full path is checked, not just the top domain (e.g. foobar.foo/foo-foo/journal_of_foo/articles/ and not just foobar.foo). This checking process has been slow, taking about 18 months, on and off.
Of course, a few URLs may still have newly broken in the meanwhile. But the core URL base is kept fresh by a regular check of the key home-page URLs, as organised and listed at the JURN Directory of arts & humanities journals (English-language journals only). This Directory was link-checked and updated in mid September 2020. Also recently link-checked, back in July 2020, was JURN’s openEco Directory of over 800 journal titles variously related to the study of wildlife, ecology etc. Please update any local copies you may be keeping.