Users of customized versions of JournalTOCs can choose from the following alert frequencies
I don't see the Journal I want to follow when I look at the list in JTOCS.
When I click on the link to get to the article the site asks me to log in.
Are there limits to the number of journals I can follow?
No. Some people follow 5 journals and others follow 80. You can decide.
Sometimes I get an alert email with only one title. Is this working properly?
Yes, that happens. There are a fair number of e-journals who roll out articles as they're ready. If the frequency of emails is a problem you can customize your settings.
JournalTOCs is a current awareness service for researchers and academics and contains a searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains articles' metadata of TOCs for over 25,017 journals directly collected from over 2390 publishers. It pulls together a database of Table of Contents (TOCs) from scholarly journals and provides a convenient single "one stop shop" interface to these TOCs.
Although the basic version is the largest freely available collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs), the Mason University Libraries subscribes to the premium service. This allows you to click on the title of the article in your notification and link directly to the content going through the library proxy server. As a result has never been easier for scholars to keep up with a diverse set of resources across many disciplines.
The scope of the content is expansive including interational journals from over 1,200 different publishers. There are over 20,000 journals covered from traditional publishers like Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis, John Wiley and Sons, Sage Publications, SciELO, Walter de Gruyter, Redalyc, RMIT Publishing, Inderscience Publishers, Hindawi, Project MUSE, Cambridge University Press, Revues.org, Oxford University Press, Emerald, and IEEE. There are also over 4,000 Open Access titles.
Once you register you can create a customized list of journals to receive TOC notifications allowing you to set preferences for how frequent you want an email notification to be sent to your email.