Exclude book reviews - allows you to remove book reviews from the search results
Only search journals you have full access to - allows you to remove from the search results
any articles that you do not have full-text access to
Specific article type - allows you restrict the article types to be displayed by choosing from a list
Fields to be included - allows you to choose which fields you would like displayed on the search
Once you have specified all your search criteria and search filters, click 'Search'. You can click 'Reset'
at any time in order to clear the form.
Note: to select more than one item from a list, hold down the Ctrl key (PC) or Apple key
3.04 Search Results
This page is displayed when
you have carried out a quick or
advanced search, and lists the
articles that match your search
criteria. The default order of
this list is by ‘Relevancy’, which
displays articles in order of
their relevance to the search
criteria used (ie the most
relevant article appears first).
3.05 How we calculate ‘relevancy’
Searching runs across the full text of articles and their associated metadata fields (title, author
names, keywords, etc). The ranking of the results of the search is determined by the number of times
the search term occurs in the full text or in any of the metadata fields, with some fields weighted to
raise their results ranking. This means that a search for
will typically rank results with Smith in
the title or as an author above those results where
appears in the full text. However, if the
search term appears many times in the full text of a document, it will appear near the top of any set
of results. It should also be noted that the ranking takes into account the total number of words
found in the document or in the metadata fields. Therefore, a single author result will be ranked
above an author found in a multi-authored paper.
• A search for Jonathan Smith will return a list of documents ranked as described above.
• A document containing 10 occurrences of Jonathan and 10 of Smith will be listed above a
document with 12 occurrences of Jonathan only.
• A document authored by Michael Smith and containing the words Jonathan and Smith once
each within its full text will be listed above a document authored by John Brown that also
contains Jonathan and Smith once within its full text.
• A document containing Physics 100 times in its full text will be listed above a document with
Physics in its title.
3.06 Search results format
Each entry in the list follows this format (unless you modified the format using the Advanced Search
‘Fields to be included’ feature):
Title of article
Journal, Volume, Issue, Month, Page range
DOI, online publication date
Article content links (Abstract, PDF, HTML, etc) or ‘Add to basket’ link if you do not have
access to the full text of the journal
3.07 Search results options
1. The search results are
automatically displayed in
order of relevance. However,
you can change this by
selecting a different ‘Sort by’
To select one of these options, click on the ‘Sort by’ drop-down menu, and then click on the option
2. You can also control how many results appear on a page. The default value is 10 results per page.
For more results per page, click the ‘Results per page’ drop-down menu, and click on the number
3. You can jump to a specific page in the list of results by clicking the ‘Go to page’ drop-down menu.
You can also navigate to the first, previous, next and last pages of the entire list of results by clicking
the corresponding navigation links.
All of these search result options appear at the top and bottom of all search result pages.
3.08 Further search options
You can perform further
searches on the search results
displayed to get a more precise
1. To search within results,
enter your search criteria in the
input field below 'Your enquiry
has returned XX matches', at
the top of the page. Click the
'Search within results' radio
button and then click the
'Search' button above it.
2. To perform a new search, enter your search criteria in the input field below 'Your enquiry has
returned XX matches', at the top of the page. Click the 'New search' radio button and then click the
'Search' button above it.
3. If you would like to refine your original search, click your browser’s 'Back' button to take you back
to the Advanced Search page which will still display your search criteria. To carry out a new
Advanced Search, click on the ‘Advanced Search’ link to go to a new search form.
3.09 Save Searches
This feature is available to users who have registered with Cambridge Journals Online and are
logged in. See 2.04: My Saved Searches in Features available to registered users for more
Basic Search Techniques
The best way to enter a key phrase is to put it in quotation marks (for example “genetic
epidemiology”). This will search for the exact phrase.
You can also be precise about the combination of words you are searching for. Use a plus (+) before
words you require, and a minus (-) before words you don’t want to include. For example, +genetic
+epidemiology -”epidemiology and infection” will find articles with genetic and epidemiology in
them, but no articles containing the exact phrase ‘epidemiology and infection’.
When you use lower-case key words, you will also get matches with capitalised words. Similarly, if
you use capitalised words you will get matches with lower case words.
You can use an asterisk (*) as a wild card (for example, fish* will find matches for Fisher, Fisher’s,
fishes, fisher and so on).
3.10 CrossRef search
Cambridge University Press is
part of the CrossRef Search
Publisher Pilot, a cross-
publisher initiative that allows
researchers to search the full-
text of scholarly articles. Users
carry out searches using the
familiar Google interface but
the results are limited to the
scholarly research content
provided by participating
You can find out more about
the CrossRef Search project at
You can carry out a CrossRef search by clicking the ‘CrossRef Search’ link that appears immediately
beneath the ‘Quick Search’ box at the top right-hand side of every page throughout the site. This will
open a new window. Enter your search term in the box and click ‘Search’.
4.0 Journal Content
4.01 Journal homepage
The Journal homepage
contains all the key information
about the journal, including a
description of its aims and
scope, its publication frequency
and subscription information. It
is also the 'gateway' to the
To access the journal's content, go to 'Available volumes' in the middle of the page and click on the
issue you are interested in. To
find previous issues click on
‘Back volumes'. Clicking on an
issue will take you directly to the
table of contents; clicking on a
volume will bring up the issue
numbers for that volume, which,
in turn, will take you to their
tables of contents. (See 5.0:
Table of Contents below for
An increasing number of
journals will also display a link
to 'Forthcoming articles'.
Forthcoming articles are articles
that are available on Cambridge
Journals Online before the issue
to which they belong has been
published. This link only appears
on the homepages of those
journals that are publishing
incrementally in this way.
Clicking on ‘Forthcoming
articles’ takes you to a new
page that displays the
forthcoming articles as a single
table of contents. Once an
article has been included in this
section, it constitutes a fully
published article and can be
cited using its DOI.
At the bottom of the page are
the rates for the various types of
subscription available for the
journal. Clicking on 'Subscribe'
will take you directly to the
shopping basket. See 4.0:
Shopping Basket in Features
available to registered
users for more information.
4.02 Search Journal Contents
This search facility allows users to perform a ‘Quick Search’ that is restricted to the contents of the
journal they are interested in. Users can enter their search terms into the ‘Search journal contents’
box at the top right-hand side of the page.
4.03 Journal homepage options
The menu at the top right-hand
side of the journal homepage
(and other journal information
pages) includes a number of
features that are available to
users who have registered with
Cambridge Journals Online and
are logged in. See Features
available to registered users for
• Bookmark this journal
• Free issue/article
• New content alerts
4.03.1 Recommend this journal
Clicking on ‘Recommend this
journal’ takes you to a new
page from where you can email
your librarian a form
recommending that they
subscribe to the journal. The
journal title, ISSN and EISSN
appear at the top of the page. If
we can detect your library
administrators’ email addresses from your IP address, they will be displayed on the page. If no email
addresses are displayed, enter the email address into the ‘Email’ text box. Add any accompanying
message you want to send in the ‘Message’ box and click ‘Submit’ to send the email.
4.04 More information
The ‘More information’ menu down the right-hand side of the page contains a number of links to
further information pages.
4.04.1 Editorial board
Clicking on the ‘Editorial
Board’ link takes you to a new
page listing the journal’s
current editors, their contact
details and any specific
responsibilities they may have.
It also lists all editorial board
members with their
4.04.2 Book review info
Clicking on ‘Book review info’
takes you to a new page listing
the journal’s book review
editors and their contact
4.04.3 Instructions for contributors
Clicking on ‘Instructions for
Contributors’ takes you to a
new page where the user will
find a PDF of the instructions
for contributors supplied by the
journal’s editors. There is also
a link to the Adobe website in
case the user needs to
download Adobe Acrobat® in
order to read the document.
4.04.4 A & I services
Clicking on ‘A & I services’
takes you to a new page listing
the abstracting and indexing
services that reference the
journal. (Note: this
information may not be
available for all Cambridge
4.04.5 Advertising information
Clicking on ‘Advertising
Information’ takes you to a
new page providing details for
prospective advertisers on the
types of advertisements a
journal will accept, their
booking and copy dates and
the costs of advertising. It is
possible to advertise in both
the print versions (display
advertising, loose inserts and
list rental) and online versions
(banner advertisements) of most Cambridge journals.
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