Melville, NY, June 12, 2011 — The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announces that it will refocus its publishing portfolio on its original and core mission for its scholarly publishing enterprise: the publishing of AIP's suite of journals and those of its Member Societies. This strategic move will allow the organization to allocate its resources more effectively—to publish the very best research in the physical sciences, deliver greater value to AIP stakeholders, and serve the physical science community worldwide. AIP will continue to serve the community through its extensive outreach, public policy, and education programs.
AIP's Member Societies created AIP 80 years ago for the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. This mission has been at the heart of AIP's publishing program since its beginnings. Fred Dylla, AIP executive director and CEO, said, "The decision to refocus our publishing activities will enable us to place more emphasis on our raison d'être, benefit our core programs, and ensure AIP's success in serving its Member Societies and the at-large physical sciences community."
John Haynes, AIP vice president of publishing, has put in place an experienced team of publishing professionals to direct AIP's renewed focus on core objectives. Haynes states, "AIP is in a good position to grow and further develop the entire breadth of the organization's publishing program. Resources will be dedicated to publishing the best research in the physical sciences and to developing innovative solutions for researchers worldwide."
With an extensive catalog of top-cited journals, AIP is one of the world's leading physical science publishers. Collectively, AIP Member Societies represent a broad cross-section of the global physical science community.
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