I was wonder if anyone knew if it is possible (and how) to download an entire journal (as if it would be printed) from ieeeXplore ?
Institutional subscribers are NOT permitted to do the following: [...]
- Download or attempt to download an entire issue or issues of a publication contained in IEEE Xplore.
Well, to put legality aside merging pdfs into single file is rather easy (I assume that you can download individual articles as pdfs).
You need ghostscript program (avilable on any modern linux, and I guess also for windows) and then issue command:
gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=combinedpdf.pdf -dBATCH 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf
which will merge
If you want to mass download articles you can use this firefox plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/downthemall/
Anyways: please mind that you might be bending or violating terms and conditions using these techinques.