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What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. News websites, weblogs, and podcasts use RSS feeds to provide web content, or summaries of web content, together with links to the full versions of the content. RSS delivers this information as an XML file called an RSS feed, webfeed, RSS stream, or RSS channel. In addition to facilitating syndication, RSS feeds allow a website's frequent readers to track updates on the site as soon as they become available using an aggregator. The aggregator provides a consolidated view of the content in a single browser display or desktop application. Such aggregators or applications are also referred to as RSS readers, feed readers, feed aggregators or news readers.

Advantages of RSS feeds

  • Your RSS reader will indicate whenever you have unread content available.
  • RSS feeds don't clutter your email inbox; you choose when to look at them.
  • The RSS feeds have abstracts and link directly to the journal articles.
  • No personal information is required for you to receive RSS feeds.

How do I start?

  1. Select an RSS reader or service. The site https://blogspace.com/rss/readers has recommendations.
  2. Select the RSS subscription preferred from the list at the top of this page.
  3. To subscribe, right-click on the link, copy the link location and paste it into your RSS reader. The URL will look like https://journals.biologists.com/rss/site_1000009/1000007.xml or similar variation, depending on the feed you choose. Because each RSS browser or reader varies in setup procedures, please consult the help menu of that application.
  4. Once set up, you should begin to receive lists of contents into your web page or RSS reader. Updated lists will automatically be delivered to your RSS browser or reader as they become available.

For more information on RSS, see the Wikipedia article on news aggregators.

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