New AIP (Scitation) Platform has Arrived

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Developed in conjunction with a leading technology partner, new AIP Scitation platform includes exciting features to help you get the most out of your research experience:

Improved discoverability
AIP Publishing’s new 7,500-term thesaurus enables patrons to browse and more precisely locate information of interest.
Greater research connections
The Author and institution disambiguation project mapped multiple name variations for thousands of authors and institutions. Now each one has been assigned a unique record making it easy to locate their publications, and build greater research connections.
Measure impact of research
Article metrics are now available for all AIP journals offering a cumulative view of abstract and full text article views, conveniently displayed as a graph.
Improved article layout
Tabular article layout lets patrons move seamlessly between the article abstract, full text, images, references and metrics.
Stay at the cutting edge of research
Alert options include Search, TOC, Topic or Citation.

Table of Contents Alerts

Users will need to create a new account and re-register for TOC alerts on the new platform. Once you have registered, you’ll also be able to set up additional alerts (including Search, Topic or Citation alerts), quickly update personal details, change favorites settings, and keep track of your search history and purchased content – all within one location.

Stay informed with user guide and tutorials.

Online tutorials and user guides (in English) outlining the key features of Scitation are now available. Local language versions in Chinese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese will follow shortly. Please visit for further details.

Web Training

Training webinars will be offered in the next few weeks. Watch the AIP site for scheduling information

Two new journals available focused on Mechanics

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Two new journals covering different aspects of mechanics are being introduced this year by the ASCE and AIP. Complimentary access is being offered by the publishers on a temporary basis:

Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (current issue available for free access)

Published by the ASCE, this Journal brings science and applications together on nanoscale and nanostructured materials with an emphasis on • mechanics • processing • characterization • design • modeling and • applications of materials containing true nanosize dimensions or nanostructures that enable novel or enhanced properties or functions based upon tailored nanostructures.

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML) (free access available through 2011)

TAML is published by AIP on behalf of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and features short, original articles in all areas of mechanics, as well as in interdisciplinary fields including aerospace and aeronautical engineering, coastal and ocean engineering, environment and energy engineering, material and structure engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical and transportation engineering, and civil and hydraulic engineering.

AIP Journals Launch on Scitation C³

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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.

Access the new AIP journal site on Scitation C3 here or from the library’s Physics database subject page.