MELVILLE, N.Y., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is pleased to announce that its open access journal AIP Advances will now be indexed in several Thomson Reuters databases, which serve as vital scholarly resources for the international research community. This is an important milestone for the journal and is further evidence of its impact on scientific research.
Thomson Reuters' editors use a number of tools to assess the scholarly merit of a journal being evaluated for coverage. Among the criteria established by the editors are timeliness of publication, quality of editorial content, international diversity of authors and editors, adherence to international editorial conventions, and the use of peer review.
Launched in 2011, AIP Advances will be indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®) of Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition and Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences, going back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
"AIP Advances represents a major step forward in publishing. We are gratified that it is joining the growing collection of open access journals covered by this world-class indexing and abstracting service," commented John Haynes, vice president of publishing at AIP.
AIP Advances is an open access, online-only journal, covering all areas of applied physical science. All articles published in AIP Advances are peer reviewed and assessed for originality and technical correctness. The significance of each article is evaluated by the community after publication through the implementation of commenting and ranking tools as well as via the posting of article-level metrics. Authors also retain copyright to their work and all articles published in the journal are made freely available to readers worldwide.
"The publication process and open access model facilitate rapid and wide dissemination of new scientific concepts," according to executive editor Vincent H. Crespi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. "The journal creates a dynamic environment that enables the global research community to find, share, evaluate, and discuss scientific research in new ways."
About American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is an organization of 10 physical science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. As one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics, AIP employs innovative publishing technologies and offers publishing services for its Member Societies. AIP's suite of publications includes 15 journals, three of which are published in partnership with other organizations; magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Through its Physics Resources Center, AIP also delivers valuable services and expertise in education and student programs, science communications, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and other sciences.
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