Astronomy Education Review from AAS Launches on AIP's Scitation® Hosting Platform
Melville, NY, 2 February 2009 — The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced the launch today on its Scitation® online hosting platform of Astronomy Education Review (AER), an open access journal published by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Astronomy Education Review (http://aer.aip.org) was established in 2001 to communicate new ideas and resources for teaching and outreach in astronomy and space sciences.
“By hosting AER on our Scitation platform, AIP hopes to elevate the visibility of the journal to levels previously unrealized,” said Paul DeCillis, AIP's Director of Online Publishing. “Scitation’s extensive reach and functionality will enhance the discoverability of AER content through a number of critical features, including XML tagging, Google indexing, CrossRef linking, and RSS feeds and table of contents alerts.”
Additional functionality will be brought to bear through hosting on Scitation via a number of article and Web 2.0 tools, including the ability to download/view citations in a variety of styles, such as Bibtex, Endnote, and COinS format. AIP will also see to the preservation and archiving of AER content by delivering the journal’s electronic files to the Portico archive.
In addition, AIP Publishing Services currently provides production services for Astronomy Education Review. These services include the conversion of author files to XML, copyediting, proofreading, page makeup, delivering PDF proofs to authors, delivering richly tagged content for online publication, plus a host of other functions that contribute to an error-free, streamlined process.
“With AIP as the vendor for AER's production services, we’ve been able to explore many new venues for the dissemination of our content, along with new potential revenue streams,” said Chris Biemesderfer, AAS Director of Publishing. “We’re especially impressed with AIP’s commitment to XML, which facilitates links from our citations, allows search engines to find our content more easily, and offers greater flexibility in re-purposing our full text.”
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The basic objective of the AAS is to promote the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science. The membership (~7,200) also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary astronomy.
AIP Publishing Services (www.pub4stm.org) is a division of the American Institute of Physics (www.aip.org), a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific societies. Its Scitation online publishing platform currently hosts more than 1,000,000 articles from more than 170 scholarly publications for 25 learned society publishers. AIP's suite of publishing services also covers every aspect of journal production, with complete management oversight from receipt of authors' manuscripts through print and online distribution.
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