I’ve reigned in the BePress.com (Digital Commons Network) pages in JURN search results, by limiting BePress.com results only to URLs containing both ‘subject_facet’ and ‘discipline’…
The new open access International Encyclopedia of the First World War has now launched.
Image Magazine 1952–1997 from Eastman House, is finally back online again.
A fab new open access site called Paperity has ripped all the Springer.com open access PDF articles and metadata from hybrid journals, into a TOCs directory and article pages, along with a basic search tool. I also noticed SAGE Open while trawling through the 2,000 or so titles, but otherwise it seems to be wall-to-wall Springer.com. Almost all the journals are science, but here’s my filtering of just the arts & humanities journal titles (and, of those, the ones that currently offer at least some OA articles)…
African Archaeological Review
American Journal of Dance Therapy
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Archives and Museum Informatics
Artificial Intelligence and Law
Asian Journal of Business Ethics
Children’s Literature in Education
Continental Philosophy Review
Criminal Law and Philosophy
European Journal of Futures Research
Identity in the Information Society
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
International Journal of Anthropology
International Journal of Hindu Studies
International Journal of Historical Archaeology
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
International Journal of the Classical Tradition
Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Journal of Archaeological Research
Journal of Business Ethics
Journal of Cultural Economics
Journal of Ethics, The
Journal of Indian Philosophy
Journal of Maritime Archaeology
Journal of Philosophical Logic
Journal of Poetry Therapy
Journal of Religion and Health
Journal of the History of Biology
Journal of the Knowledge Economy
Journal of World Prehistory
Law and Philosophy
Neophilologus (medieval books and literature)
Philosophy & Technology
Publishing Research Quarterly
Review of Philosophy and Psychology
Review of Religious Research
Sexuality & Culture
Studies in East European Thought
Studies in Philosophy and Education
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Since these are all indexed by Google, all OA articles from Springer are now showing up on JURN searches (if they weren’t already being brought in via JURN’s indexing of http://www.springeropen.com). I’ve also added the above journal links to the JURN Directory, with a “(via Paperity)” rider.
Removed most of http://www.academia.edu from JURN. It has been getting way too spammy for some time now, even with my use of exclusion URLs to remove the bulk of CVs, and it increasingly dominated JURN search results to the detriment of journals. Overall quality also seems to be suffering.
For now, I’m keeping just the academia.edu “Documents in…” thematic collection pages [ via http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/*_* ] since they don’t clutter/dominate the JURN results.
Added 2,400 books in the unique Warburg Library, as PDFs scanned by Google/Internet Archive. The Library is currently under legal threat due to a need to save £500,000.
Removed Routledge free humanities monographs, following the 31st of May expiry of their generous offer.
Removed International Journal of Maritime History, which was free from SAGE until the end of April 2014.
Checked on the free status of Journal for the History of Astronomy. This journal is currently stated by SAGE to have an unspecified free trial period for its first issue (Feb 2014). Highwire lists it as a wholly “free site”.
I’m considering adding the vast archive of the BBC Radio’s uniformly excellent In Our Time round-table discussions to JURN. However, I’m unsure if these can be accessed by listeners outside of the UK? Can readers of this blog post a comment, please, if they can listen to and download these programmes from outside the UK?
Sadly the BBC uses an undifferented/gibberish URL structure for its per-programme records. Its record page for its latest show on Tristram Shandy, for instance, is at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0418phf But the index of In Our Time could be indexed in a basic way in JURN, via the URL for the A-Z listing pages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/in-our-time/archive/*/all (where * is a wildcard)
Ok, I’m calling the recent big expansion and ‘spring cleaning’ of JURN complete. If anyone wishes to publicise this fact, perhaps to their newsletter readers or social networks or blogs, here’s some news blurb…
News, 25th April 2014: Jurn.org search-tool expands in scope
The open access search tool Jurn.org has just completed a significant expansion, undertaken throughout March/April 2014. Jurn.org had previously only indexed its core collection of over 4,000 arts and humanities ejournals, all open access or otherwise free. The new Jurn.org expansion has now added a large intake of business and law, science, biomedical and ecology related open access ejournals. Also new to Jurn.org are full-text theses at selected academic repositories, with an initial focus on including the bulk of the larger UK research repositories. Jurn.org has been built by hand, and highly curated, over a period of five years. Jurn is non profit and ad-free.
New A-Z megalist of ecology related journal titles and subject repositories indexed by JURN.
“To celebrate its tenth birthday, Liverpool University Press is making all of its journal content free for the month of April 2014:
Australian Journal of French Studies
British Journal of Canadian Studies
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Contemporary French Civilization
Essays in Romanticism
European Journal of Language Policy
Historical Studies in Industrial Relations
International Development Planning Review
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
Labour History Review
Music, Sound, and the Moving Image
Popular Narrative Media
Science Fiction Film & Television
The Byron Journal
The Modern Churchman
Third World Planning Review
Town Planning Review
Access comes in the form of straightforward open clickthroughs to the full PDF.
Removed Palgrave journals from the JURN index, since their generous offer of “all journal articles for free” during March 2014 is finishing today.
Added all the frontiersin.org journals to JURN, following my reading up on Frontiers Media at Beall and elsewhere. I’m encouraged to see that they’re still in the DOAJ, after the DOAJ’s recent pruning. The ecology related titles at Frontiers include…
Completed the addition of URLs from the open ejournals in ornithology list. JURN now has excellent coverage of free and open ornithology journals.
The UK Royal Photographic Society has scanned and put all of its journals online for free, 1853 to 2012. Nice, but sadly the editions are presented in a clunky “see only one scan at a time, in our special viewer” format. No search-friendly or linked tables of contents / article titles, either. So sadly it’s not worth indexing in JURN, since there seems to be no meaningful keywords or metadata for Google to index. But it has been added to the JURN Directory.