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University of Newcastle Library Guides

Alerting Services: Journal Alerts

This Guide covers Saved Search Alerts, Journal Alerts, RSS Feeds and Citation Alerts and RSS Feeds for selected databases available to UON researchers

Journal alerts

Journal alerts save valuable research time, and can be set up to provide automatic e-mail notification whenever a new issue of a particular journal becomes available on EBSCO.

To create a journal alert:

  • Click the Publications link at the top of the screen.
    Locate the journal title using the Browse Publications search box or using the A - Z links to browse through the titles.
  • From the journal's Publication Details Screen, click the Share link, and then click the E-mail Alert link.
  • The Journal Alert window appears, with the Subject and E-mail from address automatically filled in. If you have not already signed into your My EBSCOhost account, do so by clicking the Sign in link.
  • Set your alert parameters and click Save Alert.

Sign into your My Research account (or create an account) before creating alerts

Browse for a specific journal title from the publications link (top of the ProQuest screen) or identify a publication in your search results.
Click the publication title to display publication details and click the Create alert link (in the bar above the title)
Define your publication alert details.

To manage alerts, click the Alerts tab on your My Research page.
This displays your search and publication alerts in the order you created them; delete, modify or sort alerts into your preferred order.‚Äč

To set a up a journal alert first create a user account (requires email confirmation to activate account)

  • Locate the journal title you wish to follow from the publications list or from a search results list, click the Journal Title link to open the publication record.
  • Click "Alert Me" and then "New Content Email Alert"
  • A list of your registered alerts will appear, here you can delete alerts and alter frequency
  • Upon receipt of an e-mail alert, click the hyper link in the e-mail (you will need to login via UON).
  • Click the journal title to see table of contents and abstracts for the latest issue.

To set up your personalised alerts on Scopus follow the instructions in this video 

Journal alerts notify you by email when a new issue becomes available, to create a alert please sign in.
On ScienceDirect, locate the home page for journal you wish to receive alerts for.
To subscribe to a journal: click Subscribe to New Volume Alerts 
To modify a journal alert, click on your username at the top of the screen and choose Manage my Alerts

To set up a Journal Alert:

  • Sign in to your Web of Science account (or create an account) before creating alerts
  • Search for the journal title in the Publication Name field

  • Click on Create Alert on the left-hand side of the screen

  • Fill in the details in the Save Search History pop-up box:  
                 Search History Name
                 Alert type
                 E-mail format
                 E-mail frequency

  • Click on Save

To set up a Journal Alert

1. Select My Workspace, located in the blue banner at the top of the page.

2. Choose My eTOCS, located below the blue banner.

3. Enter your email address in the box provided.

4. A list of journal titles will be displayed.

5. Select the journal required (you can select more than one) and click the up arrow to add the title from the list.

6. Click Update at the bottom of the screen, to save changes.