May 18, 2022

AIP Publishing & Publishing Technology Formally Launch Nextgen of AIP’s Scitation Database

AIP [American Institute of Physics] Publishing and Publishing Technology have launched the next generation of AIP’s Scitation site, serving hundreds of thousands of scientists around the world.

Launched on a new custom platform developed using Publishing Technology’s pub2web hosting solution, AIP Publishing and seven AIP Member Societies are now housing nearly a million articles from 47 journals, as well as conference proceedings, standards and blogs. The site also hosts Physics Today, AIP’s flagship magazine.

Content on the new platform is semantically enriched using the Scitation thesaurus of 7,500 terms, which can be searched and browsed across Scitation’s publishers and content types enabling smarter discoverability. Moreover, concept boosting, a unique search feature of the pub2web platform driven by semantic tagging, means that subject homepages are bumped to the top of search results, directing Scitation users to information hubs for accessing associated content and creating unique resource collections.

Further features of the site are designed to improve user experience, including article-level metrics and comment functionality, social network integration, and search and browse options by author and affiliation. Extensive semantic enrichment will enable article pages to suggest related content, and cross-publication author page generation offers new opportunities for author promotion and visibility.

Michael Cairns, Chief Operating Officer of Publishing Technology’s Online Division, said: “Given that AIP Publishing formerly hosted content itself, entrusting the platform to Publishing Technology was a real measure of its belief in us, and we were determined to deliver a top quality product. I’m pleased to say that we have succeeded in this aim by delivering the new Scitation, a premier research destination providing authors, readers and librarians with personalized discovery routes into content.”

Take a Tour of the New Platform

See Also: Developing the AIP Thesaurus: The Platform for an Ontology (Slide Presentation)

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