Educators can easily prepare course materials using AIP content
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org), announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with publishing innovator SharedBook which makes AIP's catalog of highly cited journals available through SharedBook's AcademicPub platform. AIP Publishing is the first physical science publisher to make its content available on AcademicPub.
AcademicPub is an online service that gives educators access to a broad range of timely publications as well as sources available on the Web, which they can use to assemble high-quality custom course materials in a matter of minutes – without copyright barriers. Customized materials can then be distributed digitally or in print format, making them cost-effective both for institutions and students.
"We're constantly looking for new business models and new distribution channels that will allow us to get our content into the hands of a wider and more diverse audience," said Darrell W. Gunter, AIP's Chief Commercial Officer. "We were immediately intrigued by the AcademicPub model, because it streamlines the process of developing topical course materials and allows professors to quickly create a customized textbook with up-to-the-minute journal content, precisely suited to their curricula. More flexibility means more utilization of the high-quality research we publish – and that's always our goal."
Under the agreement, AcademicPub users will have copyright-cleared access to AIP's 13 scholarly journals, including Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, and The Journal of Chemical Physics.
"We're so pleased to be working with AIP and to have their highly respected physics publications as part of our Library," said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharedBook. "Materials of this caliber covering the latest advances in physics will create incredible teaching opportunities for our users."
The following AIP publications are included in the distribution agreement:
- Applied Physics Letters
- Journal of Applied Physics
- The Journal of Chemical Physics
- Journal of Mathematical Physics
- Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Low Temperature Physics
- Physics of Fluids
- Physics of Plasmas
- Review of Scientific Instruments
- AIP Conference Proceedings
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), 2 magazines—including its flagship publication, Physics Today—and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. 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.
About SharedBook and AcademicPub:
SharedBook's technology platform assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom books for educators, consumers, online publishers and enterprises. AcademicPub, built specifically for educators, allows for immediate creation of custom course materials and features real-time copyright clearance, and the ability to include materials from anywhere - web articles, professor-authored material, or AcademicPub Library content. Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook is privately held and can be found at www.sharedbook.com.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Fulfillment & Marketing
American Institute of Physics
Phone: +1 516-576-2279
SOURCE American Institute of Physics