【Warning】Large Volume Access to e-journals using prereading function of each Web Browser

March 28, 2022

When you use e-journals, a large volume access in a short period of time is strictly prohibited by contract with publishers, academic societies, etc.
Violation of this rule may result in the loss of access to those journals for the entire Okayama University.

 In recent years, a large volume access to e-journals have frequently occurred due to the pre-reading function of web browsers.
The function may repeatedly access certain documents in the background for a short period of time even if the user does not intend to use this function. The provider may consider it as a large volume access to e-journals and temporarily suspend access from entire Okayama University.

When using e-journals, please disable this function by referring to the following.

[How to disable preloading functions of each web browser]

Old version of Microsoft Edge
Settings > Privacy and Security > Set "Use page prediction to speed up browsing and improve reading view" to off.
* Microsoft Edge based on Chromium does not have this function. If you use older version of Microsoft Edge (Microsoft Edge Legacy), We recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.

Internet Explorer 11
Tools> Internet Options > Advanced tab > Under "Browsing" uncheck the box "Load sites and content in the background to optimize performance".

Google Chrome
Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data> Set "Preload pages for faster browsing and searching" to off.

Type "about:config" in the URL bar and press Enter.
If the "Proceed with Caution" warning page is displayed, click "Accept the Risk and Continue".
Type "network.prefetch-next" in the search bar.
Double click "network.prefetch-next" and switch to "false".

Safari (Mac)
Open Safari > Preferences > Uncheck the box "Preload Top Hit in the background"on Search tab.

Safari (iOS)
Setting icon > Safari > Uncheck the box "Preload Top Hit in the background"on Search tab.

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