DUBLIN, Ohio, March 1, 1994--The American Institute of Physics and OCLC Online Computer Library Center have agreed to make Applied Physics Letters, AIP's weekly journal, available electronically through OCLC's Electronic Journals Online system.
Applied Physics Letters Online will provide concise, up-to-the-minute reports of significant new findings in applied physics. It will be available in January 1995.
"We are very enthusiastic about the benefits that Applied Physics Letters Online will offer to research scientists," said Tim Ingoldsby, AIP's director of new product development. "Increased timeliness of access to research reports is crucial in the areas of applied physics covered by this journal. We are also taking steps to make the database immediately useful, including having available nearly a full year of articles on the day that the new service goes online."
Emphasizing rapid dissemination of key data, Applied Physics Letters Online will offer prompt publication of significant new experimental and theoretical papers on new applications of physics to other branches of science and engineering. Subject areas covered in the online journal will include semiconductors; superconductivity; condensed matter; optics and solid state lasers; nonlinear optics; surfaces, interfaces, and thin films; preparation and properties of materials; and electrical and magnetic device properties.
Pricing for the online journal will be available in early July. Substantial discounts will be provided for institutions desiring combined print and online subscriptions.
Applied Physics Letters Online will join three other electronic journals available through OCLC's Electronic Journals Online system. In July 1992, the Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was launched. The Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing, published by Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, became available in January 1994. Electronics Letters Online, the prestigious biweekly journal of international electronics research published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, will be available this month.
OCLC Electronic Journals Online offers fast publication; a graphical user interface that displays figures, tables, and equations; immediate access to timely information--available online 23 hours a day; access from the office, dormitory or library; and optimal searching capabilities. Other features include an extensive help system, toll-free telephone support, and comprehensive user documentation.
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