AIP/APS Virtual Journal Series Expands Coverage
Melville, NY, August 12, 2009 –The AIP- and APS-sponsored Virtual Journals in Science and Technology series (virtualjournals.org) now include the papers from two more scholarly journals, both available through IOP Publishing. These publications are EPL, formerly Europhysics Letters, published by the EPL Association (which includes IOP as a publishing partner), and Physics-Uspekhi, co-published by Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk and Turpion Ltd. IOP also provides content from Physica Scripta and New Journal of Physics to the Virtual Journal series.
Each Virtual Journal (VJ) compiles a list of relevant papers from a broad range of physical science publications, each dedicated to a single field. The present series of five journals offers researchers quick, convenient access to the latest papers in nanoscale science, biological physics, quantum information, superconductivity, and ultrafast science.
"Thanks to the Virtual Journals, researchers have free access to a number of discipline-specific resources that give them an instant snapshot of the important work being done in their field," said Gene Sprouse, APS's Editor-in-Chief. "We strive to make this service as valuable as possible to researchers worldwide, which includes enhanced content and topical coverage. This summer, in fact, we released the sixth publication in the series, Virtual Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids."
Abstracts from the journals of 19 scholarly publishers are accessible from links in the tables of contents of each Virtual Journal without access restrictions. To view full-text articles, VJ users can follow the links to the articles in the source journal. Subscribers to any journal will find quick links to the journal's full-text articles; nonsubscribers can purchase the articles online.
"We're very pleased that the Virtual Journals have expanded the number of publications covered through that addition of two more titles provided by IOP. Gathering together topically related content from a broad swath of publications makes it much easier for specialists in the fields covered by the series to stay abreast with the current topflight research," said Fred Dylla, AIP's Executive Director & CEO. "With science and technology developments becoming more and more interdisciplinary, the Virtual Journals series has become a highly valuable cross-publisher research tool."
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 physics 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.
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.
IOP Publishing is a leading scientific publisher that specializes in physics and related subjects. It is an integral part of the Institute of Physics (IOP), an international learned society and professional body, whose mission is to promote the advancement of physics worldwide. Beyond a traditional journals program, IOP Publishing makes high-value scientific information easily accessible through a portfolio of community websites, conference proceedings and a multitude of electronic services. As its publishing arm, IOP Publishing directly contributes to the funding of IOP's important charitable and educational activities.
EPL Association (EPLA) is a not-for-profit consortium of 17 learned European physics societies. EPLA's publishing partners are the European Physical Society (EPS), the UK Institute of Physics (IOP), the Société Française de Physique (SFP)/EDP Sciences and the Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF). EPLA publishes original, high-quality letters in all areas of physics, from condensed matter and interdisciplinary research to astrophysics and plasma science, including those with application potential. More information on EPLA and its shareholders can be found at http://www.epljournal.org.
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