How do you stay up to date with the most recent journal articles in anthropology? How do you navigate the growing amount of texts? How do you find something interesting? While most academics might have their own personal routine, there is as far as I know no public overview online.
The overview over Anthropology Open Access Journals is one of the most visited pages on antropologi.info. I recently updated the list and and then used it to create The Anthropology Journal Ticker. This new site displays the most recent articles from more than 80 anthropology open access journals.
Currently it features articles from Mana, Cultural Anthropology, the Journal of Extreme Anthropology, the New Florida Journal of Anthropology, and Anuac on the front page.
Unfortunately I was not able to include all journals. The reason is that the only automated way to create such an overview works via RSS feeds. In the same way I created a few years ago The Anthropology Newspaper that displays the most recent blog posts. While all blogs publish RSS-feeds by default, this is not the case with journals. I found out that around one in three journals lack RSS feeds. But there are ways to create feeds for websites without feeds and I am exploring the options. With the Feed Creator by Fivefilters I was able to add the journals Cultural Anthropology andf Asian Ethnology to the list. RSS Bridge is another tool.
Categorizing the journals is no easy task. So far I only categorized them by language. Many journals are multilingual, though, they post articles in both English and Spanish for example. Selecting the category English will therefore also display posts in Spanish. I will have to find a better solution. As additionaly only very few journals tag their entries, I was looking for other ways to browse the content of this site. A good solution seems to be the Random Posts page. Each time you visit or refresh this page three random articles are displayed. Have a try!
Visit The Anthropology Journal Ticker at https://journals.antropologi.info
This site is work in progress. Let me know if there are journals to add and how to make the site more useful. Thanks!
Thanks to the Corona slowdown, I had time to do some work with antropologi.info - some updates behind the scenes, correcting dead links, working with the layout etc, I hope it stays like that!