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AIP’s ScitationSM Links Scholars and Publishers to Online Services

“London, UK, December 2, 2003 - AIP Publishing Services today announced a new name for its online hosting platform. The new name, “ScitationSM,” will replace Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS), as the service has been known since 1996. Scitation will launch in January 2004.

According to Marc H. Brodsky, AIP’s Executive Director and CEO, “The name Scitation conveys three important messages. First, it stresses the platform's strength in science and engineering. Second, it reinforces AIP's leadership in citation reference linking, both forward and backward. Finally, it signals the breadth and timeliness of online products and services that we develop and host beyond journals. Scitation will better communicate our services to the broader scholarly community.”

“Since our days as a pioneer in online journal hosting, our publishing partners have experienced continuous improvements in quality and functionality,” added Frank Perugini, AIP’s Director of Online Services. “They value our first-hand publishing knowledge, our flexibility, our responsiveness. The new name combined with a simpler user interface and a suite of enhancements will expand awareness of our online platform.”

These enhancements will allow researchers to personalize their Scitation experience. They will be able to:

    Create, store, and manage individual collections of articles through a virtual filing cabinet;
    Easily share article collections with colleagues;
    Download properly formatted reference citations into popular reference management programs;
    View a list of publications to which they have access, whether through their institutional or personal subscriptions;
    Add favorite publications to a personal start page, which includes dynamic links to the current issues and publication archives;
    and Quickly find relevant articles through better search features.
AIP Publishing Services will continue to provide Scitation publishers with a range of capabilities, including robust e-commerce facilities, support for varied business models, the ability to build digital storefronts, and industry-leading reference linking services. AIP Publishing Services (www.aipservices.org) is a division of the American Institute of Physics (www.aip.org), a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific and technical societies. Its online publishing platform currently hosts over 550,000 articles from 114 scholarly publications for 18 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences.

For additional information, contact:

Carol Meyer

Maxwell Publishing Consultants
Phone: +1 781 729 6271
Mobile: +1 781 820 8528
Fax: +1 781 729 2676
E-mail:
For background information, please see:

http://www.aipservices.org http://scitation.aip.org

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