Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

TOCs Without RSS

Researchers aren't the only ones who need easier, better ways of keeping up with all that's published. "What librarians and every researcher needs is RSS feeds for journal TOCs," says Roddy MacLeod of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, at the blog Sciencebase. "Moreover, publishers must produce TOC feeds in a standardized way." He'll be promoting ticTOCs, he says, which is an aggregation service that can display tables of contents without the user having to have any knowledge of RSS. In fact, ticTOCs includes over 11,000 journal TOCs from more than 300 publishers.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.