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Scholarly Communication in High Energy Physics (HEP)

AIP Goals and Core Activities

  • Supporting our Member Societies to benefit the collective membership and the broader scientific community. Member and Affiliated Society representatives gather each year for the Assembly of Society Officers.
  • Advancing the science of physics with reliable science news and information.
  • Tracking employment and education trends through statistical reports that have charted the progress of physics for more than six decades.
  • Fostering connections between science and industry by creating strong ties between corporate leaders and the larger physics community.
  • Preserving the past through the archival collections and outreach programs of AIP's Center for History of Physics.
  • Mentoring tomorrow's physicists through support of undergraduate physics, as well as initiatives to shape and energize science education.
  • Promoting science in the public realm by advocating sound science policy to Congress, and through outreach to the general public.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) was founded in 1931 in response to funding problems brought on by the Great Depression. At the urging of the Chemical Foundation, which provided initial funding, leaders of American physics formed a corporation for the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare,” especially by achieving economies in the publishing of journals and the maintenance of membership lists.

AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP's Scitation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 earned society publishers.


Scitation is the online home of leading journals and conference proceedings from AIP Publishing and AIP Member Societies.

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