What is a publisher alert?
Many publishers allow you to sign up for email or RSS alerts when books and/or journals are published. With these alerts, you will receive information faster than a database alert, but the alerts will be narrower in scope and cover less new titles. Some alerts will also include items still "in press" that are not yet published. Some publishers have Twitter feeds you can subscribe to.
Do I have to have a subscription to their journal(s)?
You do not need to personally have a subscription to the journal to receive journal email alerts. (To see if the library has a subscription to a specific journal, use the Journal Finder. Remember that you can request PDFs of articles we don't have access to through Interlibrary Loan.)
What if I just want alerts about an author?
If you are interested in being alerted when an author has a new book published, you can look at the author's site for a newsletter to subscribe to or you can use the Track New Book website to be alerted when a new item of theirs is added to Amazon. (This site only pulls information from Amazon.) Some publishers and databases also let you set up author alerts too, but, again, the scope is narrower.
I've subscribed to alerts but can't get to the articles. They want me to pay. Go to the Get Free Access guide.
What is this list?
Here is a list of academic publishers where you can sign up for alerts. These are for journals and articles unless noted as a book alert. (For a list of database alerts, go to the Database Alerts tab.)
This is NOT a complete list. If you don't see the publisher you want, you can type the name of the publisher you are interested in into this custom search box, and their RSS or email alert service should open in another window or tab and appear in the list of results.
Alexander Street Press (electronic collections)
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Physics
American Library Association
American Mathematical Society
American Medical Association
American Meteorological Society (books and journals)
American Physical Society
Blackwell Publishing (books and journals)
Cambridge University Press (books)
CSIRO Publishing (books and journals)
Emerald Publishing (books and journals)
National Academies Press (books and journals)
National Academy of Sciences (books and journals)
National Technological Reports (books and journals) Nature Publishing
Oxford University Press
Penguin Press (books)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sage Publications (books and journals)
Springer (books and journals)
Stanford University Press (books)
Taylor & Francis (books and journals)
University of California Press (books)
University of Chicago Press (books)