AIP Joins CrossRef Search Pilot with New Gateway on its Scitation Platform
MELVILLE, NEW YORK, 23 March 2005 - The American Institute of Physics (AIP) today announced its participation in the CrossRef Search Pilot. The project, currently encompassing the full text articles from more than 40 leading journal publishers, allows users of AIP journals to freely search the content of more than 3,000 scientific journals.
Starting today, when AIP journal users wish to execute a search, they will have a new option to search “Multi-publisher Full Text (CrossRef Search).” Through a special, reciprocal arrangement between Google and CrossRef, the CrossRef Search Pilot launches a typical Google search, but filters the result set to include only the scholarly research content from participating publishers, with the intent of reducing the noise produced by general web searches.
Google has indexed the full text of scholarly journal articles on AIP and other publishers' websites through a CrossRef gateway. Users may submit searches from a CrossRef Search Pilot box on each AIP journal site, and on boxes found on participating publishers' sites. Results are returned from Google, using the Google search and ranking algorithms, and using the article's DOI whenever possible to link from the search results to the published article.
CrossRef Search Pilot will initially allow all AIP journal users to search across more than four million articles. In addition to AIP’s 11 journals, CrossRef Search Pilot includes journals of two other publishers which are hosted on AIP’s Scitation online platform, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Physical Society. APS has participated in the pilot program since its inception.
“AIP is delighted to add full text cross-publisher searching to the services we provide to our users,” said Tim Ingoldsby, AIP Director of Business Development. “Giving users access to the authoritative scholarly content represented by the CrossRef participating publishers via the most popular web search engine interface is a perfect combination. We are also pleased that the American Society of Civil Engineers has joined us today in releasing this new service, and we look forward to working with the other publishers who are hosted on our Scitation service to add their content to CrossRef Search in the coming months.”
American Institute of Physics (www.aip.org) is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific and technical societies. AIP is the publisher or co-publisher of 11 journals, three magazines and the AIP Conference Proceedings Series, many of which have the highest impact factors in their category. AIP’s online publishing platform, Scitation, currently hosts more than 500,000 articles from 114 scholarly publications for 18 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences.
CrossRef seeks to promote the development and cooperative use of new and innovative technologies to speed and facilitate scholarly research. The specific CrossRef mission is to be the citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form. CrossRef is a collaborative reference linking service that functions as a sort of digital switchboard. It holds no full text content, but rather effects linkages through Digital Object Identifiers (DOI), which are tagged to article metadata supplied by the participating publishers.
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American Institute of Physics
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