American Institute of Physics journals indexed in Scirus’ science-specific search engine

Partnership between Elsevier and AIP makes valuable scientific content easier to find on the Web.

Amsterdam, 1 December 2004 – Elsevier announced today that its free science-specific search engine, Scirus, has partnered with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) to index AIP’s full text articles. AIP is a leading publisher of physics research literature and serves to promote the advancement of physics knowledge world-wide. The addition of the AIP’s full-text articles adds to the already extensive physics portion of the Scirus index, maintaining Scirus’ leadership as the most comprehensive source of scientific content on the Web.

Having already indexed AIP abstracts, Scirus has now successfully indexed more than 230,000 full-text journal articles, from such prestigious titles as Applied Physics Letters, Chaos, Journal of Applied Physics, and The Journal of Chemical Physics, among others. AIP content found on Scirus will direct users to, the AIP’s new online hosting service. is the online home of more than 140 journals from AIP and other prestigious science and engineering societies. Institutional and individual subscribers around the world will automatically have access to the full-text articles of their subscribed journals via links from Scirus. 

Scirus ensures optimum results by consistently identifying the appropriate method of indexing to ensure complete coverage. In the case of AIP, Scirus was able to work with CrossRef™and use the infrastructure that was developed for CrossRef Search to index all available AIP articles. Scirus directs its users to all appropriate AIP content through the use of the CrossRef Digital Object Identifier (DOI), ensuring accurate and persistent links to the authorized versions of the articles.

Through the partnership with AIP, Scirus demonstrates its continued dedication to providing users with the best tools for finding scientific content on the Web. Scirus was able to completely capture all bibliographical information available for AIP content with the use of Scirus’ unique and powerful indexing process. By capturing titles, authors, published dates, and more, Scirus ensures the most relevant bibliographical information is displayed and searchable for the user. Full-text indexing of the AIP articles contributes to the optimization of ranking of AIP content in the Scirus index. 

"We are very pleased to be using the CrossRef infrastructure, which enables us to completely and comprehensively index AIP articles,” says Ammy Vogtlander, Scirus general manager. "By using cutting-edge technology and working with partners such as AIP, Scirus is able to make the broadest range of relevant scientific information easier to find online. The addition of AIP's full text articles gives our users the ability to find first-rate publications in physics and related disciplines."

Scirus will increase AIP content visibility by making it accessible to more than one million users of the search engine. As with all journal content on Scirus, AIP results will be branded on the results page, assuring users the content is from a validated source.

"Scirus is a logical match for AIP due its extensive range of physics content and indexing capabilities," said Tim Ingoldsby, Director of Business Development at AIP. "Scirus helps researchers in the fields covered by our journals locate content quickly and efficiently. With this new indexing arrangement, Scirus allows more users to find valuable AIP content on the Web.”

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About AIP
The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific and technical societies. In addition to the Virtual Journals series, its Scitation™ online hosting service currently hosts e-journals of many learned society publishers, including the American Physical Society, AVS The Science and Technology Society, Society of Rheology, Electrochemical Society, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASME International, and SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, as well as AIP's own journals and conference proceedings.

About Scirus
Launched in April 2001, Scirus is the most comprehensive science, technical and medical-specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest in search engine technology, it covers more than 150 million pages and can pinpoint STM information that other search engines cannot reach, including pdf files and peer reviewed articles. Scirus has won several international awards including the Search Engine Watch awards for Best Specialty Search Engine and a nomination for Best Science Web Site for the prestigious Webby Awards.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.