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New IOP platform - IOPScience

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The Institute of Physics (IOP) has a new platform for IOP journals called IOPScience. The new platform offers more searching and refining capability as well as content customization through a personal account. Here is IOP's list of new functionality and content:

  • Speed up your research: find relevant content quickly with enhanced search filtering
  • Save time: re-run previous searches, tagging your favorite articles
  • Keep up to date: receive RSS feeds and email alerts when new content is published
  • Access more content: view articles plus preprints and news
  • Interact and share: embrace social bookmarking to share articles
  • Discover related research: explore relevant articles based on subject classification codes
  • Make it personal: customize your alerts, save articles of interest, and view newly published articles within your subject areas

IOP-Science-Express-100x191px.gifAlong with the new platform, IOP has also developed two new free iPhone apps. newsflash gives you access to the latest news from on your iPhone or iPod Touch. IOPscience express allows you to search and download up to 20 IOP journal articles per month on your iPhone or iPod touch. Both are available in the App Store on your device, but you can read more at

Starting March 16th, IOP's Electronic Journals website and links will be redirected to IOPScience. Members of the Princeton University community should have no trouble accessing Princeton's electronic subscriptions to IOP Journals through IOPScience. Please contact me ( your subject librarian if you have any problems with the transition.

Large Hadron Collider design & construction reports free online

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LHC Technical Reports published in the Journal of Instrumentation - 26 Aug 2008

The Journal of Instrumentation (JINST), jointly published by IOP Publishing and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), has announced the publication of the complete scientific documentation of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) machine and detectors, which is claimed to be the world’s largest experimental facility in particle physics. The seven major articles, covering the entire LHC project, are published as a special issue of the Journal of Instrumentation and are available online at

In time for the LHC start-up on September 10, the articles form a complete scientific documentation of the design and construction of the LHC machine, and all six detectors (ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, LHCf and TOTEM). These articles will serve as key references for the stream of scientific results that will begin to emerge from the LHC soon after the first collisions expected later this year.

Journal of Instrumentation is a peer-reviewed journal created by the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) and IOP Publishing. The journal covers major areas related to concepts and instrumentation in detector physics, accelerator science and associated experimental methods and techniques, theory, modelling and simulations.

Press release.

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, August 26, 2008

IEEE Applications & Practice

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New Release: IEEE Applications & Practice Magazine IEEE recently released its first ePub title in IEEE Xplore®, IEEE Applications & Practice Magazine. This ePub marks the beginning of a new publishing method that allows for faster publishing of fresh and dynamic content to ensure that information on new topics can be available quickly. Intended to be a source of timely, significant and technically-reviewed articles, tutorials and application notes, the ePub is an add-on to our existing IEEE Communications Magazine. To access IEEE Applications & Practice Magazine, users should visit the IEEE Communications Magazine Web page in IEEE Xplore.
View the current issue of IEEE Applications & Practice Magazine

Source: What’s New @ IEEE, August 2008

Princeton University subscribes to IEEE Xplore. IEEE Applications & Practice, as well as IEEE Communications Magazine are listed in the main catalog and the e-journals lists.

Coming -- an OA Journal for Computational Biology

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“Oxford University Press announces forthcoming journal on OA databases in biology - 29 Jul 2008

Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press (OUP), UK, has announced plans to launch a new online-only journal - The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. Computational biologist David Landsmann will serve as the journal’s editor-in-chief.

Scheduled for launch in January 2009, the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation aims to strengthen the bridge between database developers and users. It seeks to provide a platform for ‘novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information.’ The journal will reportedly cover only open-access databases.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 29th.

IEEE Approves Six New Publications for 2009

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In the IEEE “What’s New” newsletter, they announce a decision to publish 6 new titles:

+IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development

+IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games

+IEEE Embedded Systems Letters

+IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

+IEEE Photonics Journal

+IEEE Solid State Circuits Magazine

To read other news, including statistics on increasing citations to IEEE journals, here is the link

Energy & Environmental Science now online

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Today the Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that its new journal, Energy and Environmental Science is freely available in 2008 and 2009. They do ask each individual to register for access, however.

A new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science. EE001001.jpg

Inderscience (Swiss) announces 5 new Journals

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Inderscience announces inaugural issues of five new journals - 14 Jul 2008

STM and business publisher Inderscience, Switzerland, has published the first issues of 5 new titles. The new journals are: International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems; International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets; International Journal of Inventory Research; International Journal of Private Law; and International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing.

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems covers foundational, engineering and technological aspects of communications systems exhibiting emergent and adaptive behaviour. The journal seeks to address research being undertaken by an interdisciplinary research computing community - and to provide a common platform under which this work can be published and disseminated. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets encourages application of research methods to solve specific business-related problems in emerging markets. The journal aims to promote articles that are based on the unification of the theoretical-quantitative or the empirical-qualitative approach, and that propose future research directions for scholars and recommend actionable business strategies for managers. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at

International Journal of Inventory Research stimulates innovative inventory research and its application for improving the productivity, customer satisfaction and competitiveness of manufacturing firms, retailers, logistics providers and all organisations that manage inventories. Although the journal maintains a focus on inventory theory, it deals with operational as well as strategic issues, with specific inventory models as well as with general supply chain issues, with firm-level as well as macroeconomic perspectives. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at

International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing deals with science-based sustainability principles and their applications in innovative products, processes and systems for manufacturing with emphasis on economic, environmental and societal aspects of sustainability. The journal covers the biocomplexity of the environment and its associated technological challenges facing the needs of the society for economic growth and prosperity as applied to design and manufacturing of discrete products. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newletter, Bastille Day, 2008

Energies -- a new research & policy journal

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“New OA journal on energy research and policy launched - 11 Jul 2008

Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Switzerland, has launched a new open access (OA) journal - Energies. Dr. Edwin Kessler, founding Director of the National Severe Storms Laboratory, NOAA, serves as Editor-in-Chief.

Energies is a peer-reviewed journal of related scientific research, technology development and policy and management studies. The journal’s coverage includes subject area’s such as energy sources; energy infrastructure; energy applications; energy saving and efficiency; and other general energy topics.

The inaugural issue of the journal is currently available online at Authors are invited [to] contribute long research papers or comprehensive review papers for consideration and publication in Energies. Papers published are immediately indexed by Google Scholar.” Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 11, 2008

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials -- no fee + OA

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” Materials science journal STAM converts to no-fee open access model - 08 Jul 2008

The journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) has reportedly converted to a no-fee open access (OA) model with its January-March issue. The journal is being published by Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in partnership with IOP Publishing.

STAM, sponsored by NIMS, is a web-based, OA source of information on international developments in materials science. According to the editorial in the first issue, the contents are free to read, there is an ‘author friendly’ copyright policy, and there are no publication charges. By employing this publication model, NIMS hopes to contribute to the research activities of materials scientists worldwide.

Further, to give greater worldwide visibility to authors, copies of the journal will be distributed free of charge at international conferences. In addition, the STAM website will feature regularly updated news and research summaries of important developments.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 8, 2008

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering

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International Journal of System of Systems Engineering covers the evolution and current developments in the field of system of systems and systems engineering concepts. The journal emphasises on the implications of the fact that new developments on technical and non-technical systems are merging. A free download of papers from this first issue is available at”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

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