APS and AIP Launch Virtual Journal of Atomic
Melville, NY, July 14, 2009 – The American Physical Society (APS) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) today announced the launch of the Virtual Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids (VJAQF). Edited by MIT's Wolfgang Ketterle, co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with Markus Greiner of Harvard University and Peter Zoller of the University of Innsbruck, the new Virtual Journal (VJ) is now available online at www.vjaqf.org.
VJAQF covers new developments in the study of novel quantum fluids and many-body systems using ultracold atoms. These include Bose-Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases, and ultracold atoms in optical lattices. Several specific aspects of atomic quantum fluids are covered in dedicated sections: multi-component systems, topological excitations, collisional properties and few-body physics, and atom optics. The VJ also covers aspects of non-degenerate many-body physics.
"The field of atomic quantum fluids is a rapidly advancing frontier area of physics and combines experimental and theoretical studies in different subfields" observed VJAQF Editor Wolfgang Ketterle. "Providing researchers with a single, convenient site containing papers from a broad range of leading physics-related journals will greatly help them keep current with the latest developments."
VJAQF will feature critical research articles, updated monthly, along with postings of news items and conferences of interest to the community. Articles are selected from recent issues of nearly 90 participating source journals from AIP, APS, and more than a dozen other publishers. Readers can sign up for tables of contents alerts via e-mail and subscribe to RSS feeds. VJQAF offers free searching, browsable tables of contents, and freely available abstracts, with links to full-text articles in the source journals. Subscribers to the source journal can seamlessly access the full-text articles, while non-subscribers have the option to purchase articles for immediate online delivery.
"The Virtual Journal series has become a highly valuable cross-publisher research tool, alerting practitioners in several fields to the breadth of research dispersed in the literature," said Gene Sprouse, APS Editor-in-Chief. He added, "The inclusion of topflight research in atomic quantum fluids brings a large influx of vital new research to the Virtual Journals series. It will be a great benefit to the scientists and engineers worldwide, who will now find an even broader collection of research in this rich resource."
Five additional Virtual Journals are also accessible online. Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Virtual Journal of Quantum Information, Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, and Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity can be found at virtualjournals.org.
AIP Executive Director and CEO Fred Dylla noted, "I expect that VJAQF will become a valuable resource for individuals and smaller institutions with specialized interests who do not need, or cannot afford, subscriptions to the complete range of journals from which Virtual Journal articles are chosen. Now they can keep up with this ever-growing field and, as needed, purchase complete articles online from journals of prestigious scientific societies–instantly–and at very low rates."
American Physical Society is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. APS represents more than 47,000 physicists worldwide and is a leader in the creation of e-journals. It publishes leading international physics journals, including Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review A-E, Physical Review Special Topics, and Physics – a new, free, online publication spotlighting exceptional research. APS also organizes major scientific meetings and provides strong outreach programs, including education and both international and public affairs.
American Institute of Physics is a federation of 10 physical science societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics. Offering full-solution publishing services for scientific societies and for similar organizations in science and engineering, AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals. AIP publishes 12 journals; two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts nearly two million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals and other publications of 28 learned society publishers.
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