I'm not sure if this is the right stackexchange.

But i was wondering if there is a way to select a number of journals in your field, and have the latest articles of those journals on your phone, so that you can open the latest articles of specific journals with the tap of a finger.

Given how addictive smartphone apps can be, it seems like its better to be addicted to reading journal articles than to facebook.

Take an analogy with newspapers: A newspaper is an aggregation of relevant new information. When you read the newspaper you're not beforehand specifying that you want to know something about a war in the middle east. Its just that something happened in the middle east that you didn't know about and couldn't have searched for. Essentially I'm looking for a (metaphorical) "newspaper of journal articles on my phone"

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    Are you asking for an app? Or can you? Or should you? – Solar Mike Jan 15 '18 at 8:56
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    @SolarMike, it might be an app, or some way to use an app thats not meant for it. – user56834 Jan 15 '18 at 8:58
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    So what would you want it to do that pointing your browser at scholar.google.com won't? – Federico Poloni Jan 15 '18 at 9:02
  • @FedericoPoloni, I don't see how that is not obvious from my question. – user56834 Jan 15 '18 at 9:39
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    Try scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?sciupd=1 which does exactly what you're asking – user2768 Jan 15 '18 at 10:59

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is an open standard that many journals use to deliver their latest tables of content and abstracts.

Quoting Wikipedia:

RSS is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format.

Simply download any feed reader app to subscribe to the RSS feeds of your favorite journals. If you find an abstract of interest, click on the title to be redirected to the respective repository where you can usually read or download the article in pdf or html format with your preferred browser or reader. Or you may want to save the paper from there with a reference management app such as Zotero or Mendeley.

Unfortunately, more and more journals seem to be discontinuing their RSS feeds in favor of e-mail alerts, which I find less useful.

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Google Scholar will recommend manuscripts to you: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?sciupd=1.

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This might be useful for you:


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    Please expand on this answer to explain what this app does. We do not accept link-only answers. – user2390246 Jan 15 '18 at 10:26
  • This seems very good, but unfortunately only works for life sciences and natural sciences – user56834 Jan 15 '18 at 10:30

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