Scirus Expands its Index of Over Two Million Physics-Related Articles to Include Valuable Content from Institute of Physics Publishing

Partnership Reflects Ongoing Commitment to Serving the Scientific Community with Relevant Information

Amsterdam, December 19, 2005 – Elsevier today announced that its free science-specific search engine, Scirus, has partnered with Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) to index the full text and metadata of its journals. IOP is a learned society publisher specializing in physics and related disciplines, with a journals list dating back to 1874.

IOP publishes some of the most highly cited titles in this subject area including the well-known Journal of Physics series, as well as journals from 14 international publishing partners. Scirus has indexed all of IOP’s journals and the majority of the titles from its partners dating back to volume 1, issue 1.

The addition of IOP’s 200,000 full-text articles to Scirus’ over two million physics-related articles reinforces Scirus’ comprehensiveness in the area of physics. The index includes physics titles from the American Institute of Physics and Elsevier, as well as preprints from ArXiv.

Content from IOP is clearly identified on the Scirus results page, and can be searched as a separate source. Scirus’ unique indexing process and transparency about its sources underline its dedication to serving the scientific research community with relevant information.

"We are thrilled to include IOP’s collection in the Scirus index,” said Sharon Mombrú, senior product manager of Scirus. "The addition of IOP's content demonstrates our ongoing commitment to maintaining Scirus’ leadership as the most comprehensive science-focused search engine on the market."

"Due to its extensive range of physics content and specialist indexing capabilities, Scirus is a logical partner for IOP," said Judith Barnsby, Senior Product Manager at Institute of Physics Publishing. "By including our content in Scirus, we are making valuable research information more easily available to the scientific community around the world.”


About Institute of Physics Publishing
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) is part of a not for profit organisation (Institute of Physics) and is dedicated to science communication. Every aspect of the work done by IOP is directed at promoting science and the scientist. IOP is responsible for some of the world's most important physics literature and produces research journals and popular science magazines. It is based in Bristol, UK, with a sales and marketing office in Philadelphia, USA. IOP has been at the forefront of academic electronic publishing since 1994 and in 1999 was nominated for the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award in recognition of its innovative application of information technology. As the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, IOP directly contributes to the funding of its important charitable work.

About Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics
is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. The Institute has a world-wide membership and is a major international player in: scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics; setting professional standards for physicists and awarding professional qualifications; promoting physics through scientific conferences, education and science policy advice.

The Institute believes in and promotes ethical integrity in all scientific activity, including education, research, publication and the exploitation of knowledge. The Institute endeavours to advance the interests and achievements of all physicists and encourages collaboration within the international community.

About Scirus
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-focused search engine available on the Internet, supporting over one million researchers, scientists and students worldwide. Scirus offers users a unique combination of free Web information and journal content, clearly branding search results from proprietary sources, assuring users the validity of the content. Web sources searched by Scirus include research institutes, governments, scientific organizations, conferences, scientists’ homepages and company homepages worldwide. Optimized for science-related queries, Scirus uses a dictionary with over 1.6 million scientific terms, unique pattern recognition tools and linguistic analysis, to classify the content type and recognize the relevance of each document. Searching both the full-text and metadata of over 200 million scientifically relevant pages, Scirus offers users unique search functionalities such as the ability to search on bibliographical information and specific content types. Scirus is the recipient of numerous International awards, including the Search Engine Watch award for Best Specialty Search Engine and the WebAward for Best Search Engine or Directory.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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