Academic Books & Online Resources

RSS

RSS web feeds are an alternative to electronic tables of contents for receipt of up-to-date journal article information, or as a way of syndicating information from Oxford Journals onto other websites. By using RSS you can view new content on any site that has an RSS feed. You no longer need to visit each website individually to see what's new.

RSS is also used for machine-to-machine transfer of metadata, for example to include the latest content from one website on another site.

Using an RSS reader

An RSS reader automatically gathers RSS web feeds from all of your selected online publications, and makes them available to you on your desktop. The RSS Reader will regularly check the journal site for new material and will download it for you to read. RSS readers fall into two categories - desktop readers which you install on your computer, and web-based readers. The advantage of web-based RSS readers is that you can check your RSS feeds from any location. We cannot recommend a specific RSS reader and do not provide support in the use of RSS readers.

Finding RSS web feeds

Each journal home page includes a link to the RSS feeds available.

The following RSS feeds are available on all journals. [journal] is the journal's website.

1. The latest issue online:
[journal]/rss/current.xml

2. The latest 3 issues, including the current issue:
[journal]/rss/recent.xml

3. Some journals which publish Advance Access articles online ahead of print have the following feed:
[journal]/rss/ahead.xml

RSS auto-discovery

Journal pages include RSS autodiscovery links which allow one-click subscription to RSS feeds via the RSS icon icon on modern browsers. See the screen shots below.

RSS autodiscovery in IE7

Fig. 1. RSS autodiscovery in Internet Explorer 7.

RSS auto-discovery in FireFox

Fig. 2. RSS autodiscovery in FireFox 2.

OPML

The full list of RSS feeds is available as an OPML file which can be used to bulk import RSS feed data into many popular RSS readers.

How to use the OPML file

  1. Download the Oxford Journals OPML file here.

    OPML checked by validator.opml.org.
  2. Save the file to your hard disk.
  3. Use the 'Import OPML file' feature or equivalent on your RSS aggregator to import the OPML file. This will include details of our RSS web feeds automatically in your RSS reader.