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Publishers, please provide images in the journal’s feed

23 Oct

Currently almost all scientific journals provide a RSS feed of their content. I am very grateful for that, as many other scientists. However, I see a large disproportion between what I would like to scan through and what I’m actually able to. Abstracts, which are usually provided in these feeds, look almost exactly the same, and after thirty or fifty I’m not really sure if I understand what I read (most likely even Robert Scoble would have the same problem, although at a different level). Biochemistry journal found a solution (see below) – providing images instead of abstracts in the feed (in fact, they used this approach on their homepage long before RSS feeds became a standard). It’s simple, very effective and I have no idea at all why it’s not more popular. So here I’m asking – publishers of scientific journals: please give me images in the journal’s feed. I don’t mind having also the abstracts, but visual summary would be much more useful. In return I promise read these feeds instead of relying on Pubmed searches or my colleagues recommendations and GR shared items.

Feed of Biochemistry journal

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Posted by on October 23, 2007 in Papers, PubMed, Research skills

 

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One response to “Publishers, please provide images in the journal’s feed

  1. Durrerlelftet

    November 25, 2009 at 21:03

    Cool issue, I didn’t thought reading this would be so interesting when I klicked at your title.

     
 
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