I am currently a PhD student, and as everyone else, I try to keep updated with articles in my area. I was wondering better ways to keep updated, particularly, what technologies could help to do this job quicker.

I have seen for example this question, but I believe my question is more specific.

For example, I set RSS tags on arXiv to be sent to my email with some important key-topics in my area. I also follow questions about it in Mathoverflow, setting email alerts as well. And recently I set Google Scholar to send me emails when some authors on my field either publish new articles or when they are cited by someone else. I like to use researchgate as well, but to be honest, I did not manage to make much with it.

I would appreciate any suggestion for this workflow of getting updated and I apologize if this question is too subjective.

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    $\begingroup$ Great Question. Wrong forum. It sounds like you are in an academic setting, so try academia.stackexchange. (I can imagine a variant of this more appropriate for industry or the stackexchange forum for the workplace.) Gerhard "Every Query Has Its Place" Paseman, 2017.03.27. $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2017 at 15:38
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, I just posted there: academia.stackexchange.com/questions/87170/… Should I now delete or close the question in this forum? $\endgroup$
    – Kernel
    Mar 27, 2017 at 15:59
  • $\begingroup$ My preference is to leave it for those few wise enough to search for questions before submitting. However, the community usually handles the disposition of the post. (And thanks for all the links.) Gerhard "Endeavours Not To Say 'Disposal'" Paseman, 2017.03.27. $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2017 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ Apparently people didn't find it very appropriate for the academia forum either, as there were only down votes there. $\endgroup$
    – Kernel
    Mar 28, 2017 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ This site helps to sort arXiv articles useful to you based on the ratings that you give to some papers: arxivist.com $\endgroup$
    – Tadashi
    Mar 30, 2017 at 16:49


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