The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has migrated 12 archival journals to the Scitation C³ next-generation hosting platform. Scitation’s new design includes new features, such as Recently Published Research – updated hourly with the most recent articles published on Scitation, and an Interactive Cloud Explorer, which at a glance allows a user to see the most popular subjects and authors hosted on Scitation.
Key to the new design is a new object browser that allows users to view all tables and figures in an article directly from the abstract view, where the majority of researchers begin their interaction with the article. Other objects from within the full-article XML, such as the article’s acknowledgement section and an article outline based on the article’s section structure, surface on the page providing quick access to the article’s content.
AIP journals also feature a new, interactive, full-article HTML rendering, including greatly improved visual presentation of inline math. In-context links to actionable references, figures, and tables save researchers time navigating around the document. Other interactive features include the ability to highlight any term within an article to produce a list of related content.
To further facilitate discoverability, AIP journals now allow researchers to create “Smart ToCs,” enabling them to tailor the TOCs to their interests, harvest citations, preview abstracts with a mouse click, and hide content that isn’t relevant.
AIP has also added greater utility to the search functions of its journal pages, with more options and better controls to explore returned content with faceted results, based on article type, topic, author, keyword, PACS, journal, and publication year. Faceted search helps researchers find information quickly by presenting them with a set of filters to refine search results.
As a “society of societies,” AIP supports ten Member Societies and provides a spectrum of services and programs devoted to advancing the science and profession of physics. A pioneer in digital publishing, AIP is also one of the world’s largest publishers of physics journals and produces the publications of more than 25 scientific and engineering societies through Scitation, its New York-based publishing division.