Filter to show unread articles only within a Journal
Toggle for display "All" vs "Unread Only".
Some journals in BrowZine do not have adequate metadata to put articles in page number order (or they may not have page numbers to begin with!) and so are filed in alphabetical order. For continuously-published titles this means that unread articles may appear in a seemingly random order.
There is also a scenario where page number/article ID is present but because of a title being continuously published, the new articles appear at the BOTTOM of a potentially very long table of contents making it cumbersome to scroll all the way to the bottom each time to see what is new.
Additionally, for frequently published titles, unread articles may be present in multiple issues by the time the user has a change to check on the title.
To improve all of these situations, create a new feature where a user can choose to view all "unread articles" for the entire journal in a single continuous list. Once read (either by tapping/clicking the blue unread notification circle or by reading the article) the article will be removed from this list.
Numerous different suggestions along these lines have been made in the last few years which we have consolidated into this feature request. Thank you for your feedback and we’ll update you when we have made progress but this is enhancement is now on our roadmap. Thank you!
Pedro Horna commented
Much needed feature. I hope this is available soon.
In the browser version of BrowZine there is this balloon visible after my bookshelf. Why not simply be able to click on this and then get a display of all unread article, regardless of the journal they are in? For me it doesn't matter so much. I have the journal on the bookshelf so I want to follow it anyway. For the mobile app something similar could be implemented.
Paul Gahn (UTHSC) commented
And blue dot is hard to find...hard on the eyes. Please enable a filter to just unread articles.
Maybe different color divs for read vs. unread too
Hazen Babcock commented
This would also be really helpful for browsing Nature Communications. It can take several minutes of scrolling and waiting for page loads to reach the unread articles at the bottom of the page.
Great app. I use it almost on a daily basis to check for new articles in my field. Some journal issues are quite long and new papers keep on appearing. Would it be possible to add a button to filter out unread articles within an issue? The blue circle helps but it isn’t enough (IMHO).
I assume this would only be for folks who sign in to their account?
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center commented
I definitely agree that having access to the "Articles in Press" would be very much appreciated by our user community.
I support this comment. Many researchers wish to view and get full-text for "Articles in Print".
Thank you for the suggestion! This might be a user-selectable feature we could consider in the future, so I want to keep this suggestion under consideration, but as a default we will stay with the "current issue". The reason for this is rooted in the way that publishers display their journals which - with rare exception - usually defaults to the current issue with a separate option to see "articles in press" or whatever the publisher-specific term for those types of articles may be. Depending on a user's workflow a "full issue" to look at is often preferred over the "latest and greatest" while other users of course are after exactly that - the LATEST papers! But because publishers prefer the current full issue as the "current" one, we will by default continue to link to the same for now.
Thomas Gutjahr commented
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.