How to keep track of the latest results in your field?

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Hello! What is the best way to focus on the most relevant, recently published papers in your field (in my case physics). Usually I just go on arXiv (hopefully most of them will be there), choose my field of interest and start scrolling. But that takes a lot of time. Searching for key words helps but that way you risk missing good papers. Do people with more experience have any advice for better ways to keep up to date with the new papers coming every day? Thank you!
 

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f95toli
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The "recommended articles" in Google Scholar can be a good place to start, especially once you are "following" enough relevant authors.
Subscribing the the ToC of some relevant journals can also be a good idea.
 
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I use arXiv too (I bookmarked the atomic physics subsection so my daily arxiv check is over in less than a minute), but I hear about most of the cool papers from my coworkers. Try asking folks, "see any cool papers lately?" Its a bit random but it works! Getting your group to do a weekly journal club doesn't hurt either.
 
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If you subscribe to the arXiv mailing list, you get an email with all of the preprints in a given subfield (for example physics, statistical mechanics) every night. Instructions are here https://arxiv.org/help/subscribe
 

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