Email notifications will be coming to BrowZine Accounts on December 19, 2022! This feature will help keep BrowZine users up to date with new articles that have come to journals present in the My Bookshelf section of BrowZine.
Email notifications are on optional feature associated with having a BrowZine Account. BrowZine accounts are free accounts available for subscribing libraries of Third Iron Complete.
While BrowZine internally already tracks new articles and presents the user with "unreads" on each article, the email notifications serves as a "digest alert" to help notify the user that there is new content from journals they care about available for them to read in BrowZine. Effectively, it is an extension of this "unreads" system.
Emails are delivered to the email address used when registering a BrowZine account and will look similar to the example on the right.
Notifications can be configured to be weekly, monthly or "off" to receive no email notifications. The default is weekly.
With a weekly notification, the emails will be generated and sent out Monday morning Central US time based on the last 7 days worth of notifications. Any journals on My Bookshelf that received new article additions during this time will then appear in a list as shown in the notification.
The notification then presents a "Read Now" button next to each title which will take you directly to that title to help keep you up to date with your scholarly reading!
With a daily notification the email is delivered on daily basis in the morning Central US time based on the previous day's new article additions.
Which articles figure into the notifications?
Articles that are calculated into the notifications include articles that have been assigned to an issue. This specifically excludes "articles in press." As these articles can sometimes still be getting type set and re-worked, and to avoid "duplication of notification" (once as an article in press, once when its in an issue) the system is only notifying for articles assigned to an issue. This covers both journals with a traditional publishing model (one issue at a time) as well as continuous publication styles where articles are added to an issue throughout the week/month/year.
How I change my notification settings?
You can easily update your notification settings by logging into your BrowZine account at browzine.com by clicking on the settings "gear" in the top right corner, and then changing the toggle as shown in the screen shot below:
You can *also* update your preferences from within the Settings area of the iOS/Android/Amazon Fire apps.
What happens after I click on "Read Now" in the email?
Clicking on Read now will open up a unique link into BrowZine which will ensure that you have selected you organization as well as logged into your BrowZine Account. If you regularly access BrowZine via the default browser on the computer (or mobile device) where you clicked that button in the email, it will likely be a completely invisible one-click process!
If you do not regularly access BrowZine in that browser, you will be asked to do a simple two step process of identifying your institution by utilizing a lookup/browsable list of supported organizations...
... and then will be asked to login to login to a BrowZine account:
These two elements then are stored in the browser for future visits to BrowZine to minimize the number of clicks needed to get to a table of contents for a journal from an email notification.
If the browser has stored one of the two elements shown above (either organizational affiliation or BrowZine Account) then you may only see one of the above two screens on this first login via a BrowZine Email Notification.
I have BrowZine on my iOS, Android or Amazon Fire device... will this email link into the apps?
No, the links will go to BrowZine.com only which will render in a mobile optimized way on your mobile device with a similar look and feel as the mobile apps.
I have additional questions not answered above!
Feel free to reach out to our support desk at email@example.com!
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