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AIP Journals Launch on Scitation C Platform

The American Institute of Physics (AIP; announced the migration of its 12 archival journals to its Scitation C³ next-generation hosting platform. All Scitation publications will migrate to the C³ platform in the coming months. Central to the implementation is an agile development environment utilizing a new Mark Logic content server and Polopoly web content management system. AIP says the new journal sites have significantly reduced discovery and reading time due to exposing content components in the XML.

Key to the new design is a new object browser, which allows subscribers to view all tables and figures in an article directly from the abstract view, where the majority of researchers begin their interactions with an article. Other objects from within the full-article XML, such as the article's acknowledgement section and an article outline based on the article's section structure, surface on the page, providing quick access to the article's content.

Scitation C³ also features a new, interactive full-article HTML rendering, including greatly improved visual presentation of inline math. In-context links to actionable references, figures, and tables save researchers from wasting time navigating around the document. Another interactive feature includes the ability to highlight any term within an article to produce a list of related content.

To further facilitate fast discoverability, AIP journals now allow users to create "Smart ToCs," enabling the user to tailor the listing to his/her interests, harvest citations, preview abstracts with a mouse click, and hide content that isn't relevant.

AIP has also added greater utility to the search functions of its journal pages, with more options and better controls to explore returned content with faceted results based on article type, topic, author, keyword, PACS, journal, and publication year. Faceted search helps researchers find information quickly by presenting them with a set of filters to refine search results.

AIP's Scitation publishing platform hosts 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences.

Source: American Institute of Physics

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