100,000th Paper Marks Significant Milestone for AIP Conference Proceedings Series

New team strongly positions series for even greater growth

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org), announces the publication of the 100,000th paper in its AIP Conference Proceedings series, a watershed event in the program's rich history.  The proceedings volume that contains the 100,000th article is The IX International Conference on Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum - QCHS-IX.  The conference was held in Madrid, Spain on 30 August - 3 September 2010.  Along with this milestone comes the appointment of a new leadership team to oversee the program's future activities.

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"AIP's Conference Proceedings series has experienced enormous growth in the past decade–more than doubling the number of volumes it publishes yearly," said Darrell Gunter, chief commercial officer at AIP.  "The result of this fantastic growth is the publication now of our 100,000th paper, which we consider a testament to the enduring value of this prestigious series, as well as to its continued relevance for today's researchers."

Headed by Dr. Alison Waldron, the new acquisitions editor for AIP Conference Proceedings, the program will focus on strategic development and continuing to serve the research community as we begin publication of the next 100,000 papers.  Waldron, who earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from King's College, University of London, previously held the position of product manager at AIP, where she oversaw the development of six of AIP's journals, covering a broad range of topics in the physical sciences.  In her new role, she will be responsible for development of the AIP Conference Proceedings program and enhancing its service to the research community.

"Today's scientific research is increasingly interdisciplinary, making conferences an important venue for collaboration and networking," said Waldron. "With more and more researchers from different fields using conferences as a forum to cross pollinate their ideas, the resulting proceedings volumes will play a critical role in disseminating their work to the broader scientific community."

AIP Conference Proceedings publishes papers from meetings of the world's most prestigious scholarly societies, delivering in-depth coverage of leading-edge research that is often unavailable anywhere else. Published online rapidly after contributors present their findings, volumes offer the scientific community its first access to breakthrough results.  The full backfile of proceedings volumes is available online through AIP's Scitation platform (scitation.aip.org)—more than 1,330 proceedings volumes in all, starting with Volume 1 (1970).

About American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics is an organization of 10 physical sciences societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the largest publishers of scientific information in physics. AIP also delivers valuable resources and expertise in education and student services, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and other sciences. Offering publishing solutions for scientific societies and organizations in science and engineering, AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals. AIP publishes 13 journals (journals.aip.org), two magazines—including its flagship publication, Physics Today—and the AIP Conference Proceedings series (proceedings.aip.org). Scitation, AIP's online publishing platform, hosts 1.6 million articles from 190 scholarly journals, proceedings, and eBooks of learned society publishers. AIP also provides the international physical science community with UniPHY, the first literature-based social and professional networking site; it features pre-populated profiles of more than 300,000 scientists and enables collaboration among researchers worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Lori Carlin
Director, Fulfillment & Marketing
American Institute of Physics
Email: lscarlin@aip.org
Phone: +1 516-576-2279

SOURCE American Institute of Physics



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