Launch of AIP Advances Represents Major New Innovation in Physical Science Publishing

Nov 23, 2010, 10:02 ET from American Institute of Physics

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), today announced the launch of AIP Advances (, a fast-track, community-style open access journal, focusing on applied research in the physical sciences.


AIP Advances offers researchers a new way to rapidly and effectively bring their work to the attention of the global physical sciences community.

"The Web enables more alternatives in scientific publishing, which we can now deliver to the research community," commented John Haynes, Vice President, Publishing. "Our authors tell us that they want their articles to be published as quickly as possible and then made accessible to the widest possible audience. They also want the opportunity for their work to be recognized for its own worth, not necessarily within the context of established journals. AIP Advances is just another way AIP will help authors to get the recognition their work deserves."

All articles are published under the Creative Commons license. Authors of accepted manuscripts pay a processing fee so their work is freely available worldwide immediately upon publication.  Accelerated peer review, overseen by a leading international team of Executive and Associate Editors, ensures rapid publication. The significance of each article is complemented through post-publication evaluation by the entire applied physical sciences community.  

To celebrate the launch, AIP Publishing is offering free publication to the first 100 authors whose articles are accepted.

"AIP Advances represents a major step forward in publishing in the physical sciences," commented Mark Cassar. "At AIP Publishing, our goal is to promote and amplify the voices and ideas of the research community.  We will continue to innovate to achieve this aim."

About AIP

The American Institute of Physics is a federation of 10 physical science societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics. Offering full-solution publishing services for scientific societies and for similar organizations in science and engineering, AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals. AIP publishes 12 journals; two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts nearly two million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals and other publications of 28 learned society publishers.

For more information:

Aravind Akella

Manager Journal Development

American Institute of Physics


SOURCE American Institute of Physics