A NEW LOOK FOR ALL JOURNALS ON SCITATION
Starting in December 2016 all titles delivered through the Scitation website will benefit from a new design,
enhanced navigation, and a better and more reliable reading experience on your computer, tablet and phone.
We’re excited to announce these improvements, helping us deliver an updated reading experience across all
AIP Publishing journals and Member Society publications.
Faster navigation to the articles and research you’re searching for, plus editors’ recommendations to help you find similar content wherever it appears in AIP Publishing titles
A simpler address – Scitation.org – for all our content, and more reliable access and improved readability across the spectrum of mobile devices and browsers
Redesigned pages to reduce distractions and make articles easier to read
Dedicated collaboration tools to simplify sharing information with colleagues and social networks
An enhanced figure viewer to help you
explore visual content
More efficient, standardized library administration, including account management and usage reporting
In December 2016, AIP Publishing’s Scitation will be relaunched at www.Scitation.org
Why is AIP Publishing moving to a new digital platform?
We are redesigning Scitation to bring all our users – readers, authors, reviewers and librarians – an improved service and updated reading experience.
Which publications will be hosted on the platform?
All AIP Publishing and Member Society publications will be transitioned to Scitation.org, including Physics Today.
- AIP Advances
- AIP Conference Proceedings
- American Journal of Physics
- APL Materials
- APL Photonics
- Applied Physics Letters
- Applied Physics Reviews
- Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science
- Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics
- Computing in Science & Engineering
- JASA Express Letters
- Journal of Applied Physics
- The Journal of Chemical Physics
- Journal of Laser Applications
- Journal of Mathematical Physics
- Journal of Physical & Chemical Reference Data
- Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Journal of Rheology
- The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
- JVST-A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films
- JVST-B: Nanotechnology & Microelectronics
- Low Temperature Physics
- Physics of Fluids
- Physics of Plasmas
- The Physics Teacher
- Physics Today
- Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
- Review of Scientific Instruments
- Structural Dynamics
- Surface Science Spectra
What are the key changes on Scitation?
- New page design for better article readability
- More reliable access and optimal display across the spectrum of mobile devices and browsers
- Faster navigation and search to help you find the articles and research you’re looking for
- A figure viewer to help you explore visual content
- Better linking and free access to all supplementary material
- Collaboration tools to simplify sharing information with colleagues and social networks
- Simplified library admin, including usage reports and remote access, for more effective account management
- A simpler address – Scitation.org – for all our content
How do I get access to the new Scitation?
The new Scitation will continue to support login with username or email address/password, IP-authenticated access, Shibboleth and Athens. For most, your path to access remains the same as it does today and you will be able to log in with your username or your email address. A very small number of users may need to create a new account on Scitation; we will notify these users individually.
Will there be any disruption of service?
No. We expect no disruption of service, whether you have a personal subscription or are accessing content through your institution. We will be communicating with all our readers, subscribers and institutional partners when the new site launches and will have staff available to assist with any problems.
Who can I contact if I have a question about the impact to my library?
If you have addtional questions regarding the platform migration, you can contact our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1.800.344.6902 (USA and Canada), 1.516.576.2270 (All other locations).
When can I find out more information?
We will keep these FAQs up to date. Look for email announcements before the launch for more information. If you need more information, contact email@example.com or call us at 1.800.344.6902 or 1.516.576.2270.
In December 2016, AIP Publishing’s Scitation will be moving to Atypon’s Literatum digital platform. The website is being redesigned to bring all our users – readers, authors, reviewers, and librarians – an improved service and updated reading experience.
If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact the Scitation Help Desk:
- via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- via phone 1.800.344.6902 (USA and Canada)
- via phone 1.516.576.2270 (other locations)
When will the migration occur and how will the migration period be handled?
The migration to the new platform will occur in mid-December. We will notify you of the specific date in advance. The switch will happen all at once, there is no overlap period between the old site and the new site. To reduce the risk of disruption, AIPP has migrated journal entitlements, IP addresses, and Shibboleth, where available. However, we strongly encourage administrators to double check this information as soon as possible after launch and notify us of any changes that need to be made.
Does the new website use https? Do we need to make changes to our proxy servers?
The new Scitation website uses https secure protocol for ecommerce transactions, but not for journal content. We will be reviewing the need for a secure protocol for journal content with our librarian customers over the course of 2017.
Institutional customers using proxy server services for access to AIP Publishing’s digital content will need to update their proxy servers to ensure uninterrupted service after migration. Please work with your specific proxy server provider to update any configuration. If you encounter issues, please contact email@example.com.
If your institution uses EZProxy, you will need to update your Scitation stanza on your proxy server with our new config.txt file to enable access to Scitation.
- The EZProxy community runs an EZProxy listserv for EZProxy-related questions. See the documentation from OCLC on how to update your config.txt file.
- If you’re having issues with https on EXproxy, please see https://www.oclc.org/support/services/ezproxy/documentation/cfg/ssl.en.html.
How will knowledge bases and discoverability services be affected? Do I need to do anything about this?
Please rest assured that we are working closely with our discovery partners to ensure they are prepared for any changes as a result of our new platform. If you encounter any problems, please contact your discovery partner directly and put them in touch with us to help.
Will there be any changes to how I access or manage my account?
There will be some changes to your account management for added convenience and security:
- Each user (whether a librarian or a reader) will have a single profile on the new platform, associated with your email address. All licenses/subscriptions and institution authentication information will be connected to that profile.
- Librarians who are administering more than one institutional account will be able to manage all their institutional accounts using one log in. You will be able to toggle between institutions using a drop down list.
- When we migrate to Atypon’s Literatum platform we will be importing one set of logon credentials. Log in for the new platform uses your email address as the user name. We encourage you to logon after launch with your email address and re-set your password for additional security. If you have any questions or problems accessing your account, please contact the Scitation help desk at via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via phone at 1.800.344.6902 (USA and Canada) or 1.516.576.2270 (other locations).
- A new mobile verification step is in place when your institutional account is accessed from outside of your institution’s active IP ranges.
Will there be any changes made to the Library Resource Center?
The design of the Library Resource Center will be updated to complement the new Scitation website changes, but the basic functionality remains the same. You will still be able to manage your subscriptions, handle your account administration and check your COUNTER reports from the Library Resource Center.
What kind of branding will be available for my Institution?
If access to content is provided by an institutional subscription, your institution’s name will appear before the user’s name in the main navigation bar at the top of page. Institution logos will not be displayed on the new Scitation platform.
AUTHENTICATION AND ACCESS
How will this platform change affect my access to AIP Publishing’s content?
Our aim is to deliver a seamless transition to the new platform, for you and your users. No disruption in service is expected.
Will the new platform affect how user access is authenticated? Which authentication methods will be impacted by this update?
The migration of the Scitation platform will require some updates to how user access is authenticated in order to ensure a seamless transition.
The platform will support user authentication via the following methods:
- IP recognition
- Federated access (i.e. Shibboleth, including OpenAthens)
Our institutional customers will not need to do anything to ensure that these user authentication methods continue to work. However, customers using proxy servers will need to update them.
Which Federations do you support?
AIP Publishing full supports the below Federations:
- UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research
- GakuNin (Japan)
- DFN-AAI (German)
Will Shibboleth Access be available at launch?
Shibboleth Access will be available as soon as content is live on the new platform. Shibboleth authentication will be transferred automatically, account administrators will not need to take any actions regarding Shibboleth or other federated access.
Should you wish to update your Shibboleth set up, you will be able to log onto the admin portal to maintain your profile.
Can I still enable remote access to Scitation?
Remote access will continue to be available through several methods, such as referring URL access, Shibboleth, and proxy server access. However, remote username and password access will no longer be available. If your users require remote access and cannot be accommodated through the available access methods, please contact the Scitation help desk to explore alternatives.
Is AIP Publishing COUNTER compliant?
AIP Publishing is pleased to confirm that all journals published on Scitation are COUNTER 4 compliant. Further information can be found at: https://www.projectcounter.org/
What usage reports will the new Scitation platform offer?
AIP Publishing will continue to offer all standard COUNTER usage reports, which will be available for download in your admin area.
- JR1 – Journal Report 1: Number of successful full-text article requests by month and journal.
- JR1a – Journal Report 1a: Number of successful full-text article requests by month and journal for backfile content only.
- JR1GOA – Journal Report 1 Gold Open Access: Number of successful full-test article requests by month and journal for articles published open access
- JR2 – Journal Report 2: Number of turnaways by month and journal. This is a COUNTER 4 required report.
- JR5 – Journal Report 5: Number of successful full-text article requests by year-of-publication (YOP) and journal
- PR1 – Platform Report 1: Total searches, result clicks and record Views by month and platform
- CR1 – Consortium Report 1: Number of successful full-text article requests by consortium member, month and journal.
To obtain consolidated usage reports via SUSHI, you may need to set up a new SUSHI connection.
Will my historical usage data be available?
COUNTER Reports from 2014-2016 will be maintained. These will be bundled into a single legacy report zip file and available in your account on the Library Resource Center. Reports from January 2014 through October 2016 will be available immediately. Reports from November 2016 and the first half of December 2016 will be available via the Library Resource Center in early January 2017.
Counter Report prior to 2014 will not be accessible after the platform migration. We encourage you to download and save your historical usage data by December 7, 2016. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact email@example.com.
How will the transition affect my usage reports?
COUNTER Reports will be reset when the new site goes live. So customers will see two sets of usage reports in December 2016, one from the first half of the month (from the old platform) and one from the second half of the month (from the new platform.) Both sets of December 2016 reports will be available via the Library Resource Center in early January 2017.
Can I still access my reports via SUSHI?
To obtain consolidated usage reports via SUSHI, you will need to set up a new SUSHI connection. Existing SUSHI accounts will be de-activated and users will have to re-register for new account credentials when the new platform launches. You can obtain new SUSHI details in the Library Resource center in the ‘Usage Reports’ section.
NEED MORE HELP?
Who can I contact if I have a question about the impact to my library?
If you have additional questions regarding the platform migration you can contact the Scitation Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1.800.344.6902 (USA and Canada) or 1.516.576.2270 (All other locations).
NEW SCITATION URLs
(These URLs will be live after the Scitation platform migration in mid-December 2016)
AIP Publishing publications:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Applied Physics Letters
Applied Physics Reviews
Computer in Science & Engineering
Journal of Applied Physics
The Journal of Chemical Physics
Journal of Mathematical Physics
Journal of Physical & Chemical Reference Data
Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy
Low Temperature Physics
Magnetism & Magnetic Materials
Physics of Fluids
Physics of Plasmas
Review of Scientific Instruments
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B
Surface Science Spectra
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology
Acoustical Society of America publications:
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
JASA Express Letters
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
Acoustics Research Letters Online
Sound: Its Uses and Control
American Association of Physics Teachers publications:
American Journal of Physics
The Physics Teacher
American Crystallographic Association publications:
Laser Institute of America publications:
Journal of Laser Applications
Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics
Society of Rheology publications:
Journal of Rheology