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  1. 129 votes
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    • 25 votes
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      • Display Publication Dates on Journal Issues

        When possible, display the date of publication on issues.

        21 votes
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        • Share shelfs with other users

          It would be great if a user could have multiple shelfs and share shelfs with other users. Sharing both journals and specific articles. For example: A professor could compile a shelf for a specfic masters course and share it with the students.

          21 votes
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          • Enable a user to have more than one library affiliation without logging out

            This is a fairly common scenario for faculty and students who are in Medicine, for example, and who may have access to both resources available at a hospital library as well as a university.

            18 votes
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            • Start with unread

              I noticed if I click on a journal with unread articles, I start in the latest table of content, which is often not where unread articles are. These are often in "Articles in Press" and I suggest to be brought to that section.

              17 votes
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              • 16 votes
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                • Add a feature to the settings tab that allows users to contact the library

                  In addition to the contact support feature under the settings tab, it would be useful for the ability to send an email straight our to the library.

                  15 votes
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                  • Make it possible to mark an article as "unread" again

                    It's not frequent, but sometimes I'll see an article I really like, click it and get the "Not available yet, try later" error. I'd like to keep it unread so I remember to go back it later, but apparently "once clicked, always read."

                    Not a big deal, just for your consideration. Thanks!

                    15 votes
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                    • For "My Bookshelf": alerts for new papers only within selected keywords

                      Only new papers accourding to keywords appear in "My bookshelf", not hole issues.

                      13 votes
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                      • Have the app indicate when I have reviewed a journal

                        put the date of the issue in the dropdown box under "Available Issues" of a journal. If I do not remember if a journal is monthly/weekly etc. then I have no idea of Issue 2, for example, is the one I have browsed or not without actually going through it again.

                        12 votes
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                        • Add ability to link from TOC to publisher's website

                          A user suggested the ability to link right to the home page of the journal on the publisher's site in order to learn more about the journal as well as to potentially see other non-periodical content.

                          12 votes
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                          • Provide support for searching for titles by abbreviation

                            Many users are familiar with standard abbreviations for their titles, so allowing the search to be able to translate these abbreviations into relevant titles would be helpful to them.

                            11 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • 11 votes
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                              • Allow downloading of articles previously saved in Zotero.

                                Allow loading of saved articles from my Zotero library and my PC so I can keep all my journal articles on my BrowZine bookshelf.

                                10 votes
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                                • Increase the number of journals allowed on each shelf.

                                  There are currently only 4 journals allowed on each shelf. I have my shelves (and book cases) categorized and it would be nice to be able to fit all journals of interest in that specific category. Unlimited number of journals per shelf would be idea, but dramatically increasing the number of journals per shelf is needed.

                                  10 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • WebDAV support for Zotero

                                    Currently BrowZine only supports saving PDFs directly to Zotero's servers. Zotero features a capability to save to WebDAV services instead, but this is not currently supported in BrowZine. Add support so that a user could put in their personal WebDAV credentials and save PDFs there instead of at Zotero's servers.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Allow a user to bulk transfer articles saved in the app

                                      This would be useful to backup articles found and saved in BrowZine in a service like DropBox, Mendeley or other service.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Add a journal description on the TOC Page

                                        Add a feature so that, from the TOC view, to tap in order to retrieve information about a journal.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Change system message when there's no match for a title or the title has no ISSN

                                          If I search for a title in any of these categories

                                          * Not included in our BrowZine instance
                                          * Not included in our OCLC A-Z list
                                          * Does not have an ISSN

                                          I receive this message:

                                          "No matches for <title>. Title may not be BrowZine enabled at this time, but still available at your library. Please click here to search for your title again at your library."

                                          I would like for it to read:

                                          "No matches for <title>. Please click here to search for the title in your library's journals list."

                                          Please either change the message globally or allow customization…

                                          9 votes
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