Journal email alerts
We offer a variety of email alert options that you can tailor to suit your needs to help you keep up to date with content.
Choose from any of the following free alerts:
Table of contents alert – Receive an email when a new issue becomes available for a particular journal. The email lists all the articles in that issue. Biology Open issues are closed once per month.
Latest published articles alert – Receive an email when articles are published ahead of the issue. Articles are published daily.
Accepted manuscript alert – Receive an email when accepted manuscripts are posted. Please note that these are peer-reviewed articles posted in manuscript form soon after acceptance, and have not been copy-edited or formatted. Articles are posted daily.
Article activity alert – Receive an email showing the activity on a specific article, including comments added, citation count changes and corrections or retractions.
Saved searches – Search for a specific keyword, author, or article and save these searches to your account.
RSS feeds – Get all your favourite alerts delivered to you with RSS.
How to sign up for alerts
To set up a Table of contents alert, a Latest published articles alert or an Accepted manuscripts alert, visit the My account page.
If you are already registered, sign in with your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, please follow the 'Reset your password' link.
If this is the first time you are setting up an alert, click 'Register' and complete the simple registration form to get started.
Once you are registered and signed in, tick the box of the email alert you would like to receive.
Article activity alerts
On the right-hand side of every article page, you will find a link to set up an Article activity alert for that particular article.
Click on the Advanced search button that is available at the top of each page. On the Advanced search page, you can search by keyword, author or article. Once your search results appear, save your search for future reference and choose to receive email alerts related to your searches.
We also offer the following RSS feeds for use in your favourite RSS reader.
- Current issue
- Accepted manuscripts
Visit the RSS page for more information.