Melville, NY, June 17, 2011 — AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the opening of its Beijing office. To mark the occasion, AIP has launched a Chinese-language version of its website (http://china.aip.org), which gives Chinese researchers access to critical information about AIP in their own language. The site mirrors much of the content found on the English-language website, including links to AIP journals and conference proceedings, and to information on how authors can submit their manuscripts.
"Our first year in Beijing has been a busy and rewarding one, and the launch of our new Chinese-language website is the ideal way to mark the occasion," said John Haynes, vice president of publishing at AIP. "With all the excellent research being published in China right now, we certainly feel that we made the right decision to locate our first international office in Beijing."
AIP points to a number of accomplishments they have made since opening the doors to their new office in 2010. In June 2010, AIP signed a new content-sharing agreement between its flagship magazine, Physics Today, and Wuli, a leading physics magazine published by the Chinese Physical Society. In December of that year, AIP spearheaded the establishment of China's first Society of Physics Students chapter, and in February of 2011, entered into a partnership with the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to publish its newest journal, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, on behalf of the society. Then, this past March, AIP signed an agreement with Edanz Group Ltd, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for AIP authors in China to use Edanz's English-language editing services.
"Throughout the past year, we've had the pleasure of engaging and collaborating with the Chinese scientific community on many levels," said Mark Cassar, publisher, AIP journals. "Opening our Beijing office demonstrated AIP's commitment to supporting the vital research Chinese scientists are conducting today, and with the launch of this new website, we've taken our relationship with this important community to the next level."
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