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Leadership and Transformation

Financials $ in Thousands

Industry leadership To understand and respond to the needs of its stakeholders, AIP executives and senior staff address the critical issues facing the scholarly publishing industry and help to set future direction by participation in, and leadership on the boards of many key bodies, including the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers; the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers; and the Publishers International Linking Association, more commonly known as CrossRef. During 2009, AIP staff assumed leadership roles in crosspublisher initiatives, including the Electronic Information Committee of PSP, the STIX Fonts Project, and the Association for Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC). The AIP leadership presented a broad range of topics and scholarly publishing trends at conferences and events around the world.

Member Societies Acoustical Society of America American Association of Physicists in Medicine American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society

Policy leadership Fred Dylla, and Boston University Provost David Campbell, editor-in-chief for AIP’s journal Chaos, participated in the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, which was commissioned by the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee in June 2009, to provide recommendations on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The resulting report (http://science.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=2710) has already had significant impact on the tone of the debate regarding scholarly publications and open access.

Change leadership A vibrant publishing program is in the vital interest of AIP, the Member Societies, other stakeholders, and the physical sciences community at large. In the midst of an economic slowdown, AIP faced fundamental shifts in the publishing world: the evolution of the internet and its impact on the way information is generated and disseminated, increasing competition from commercial organizations, the continuing transition to a more global economy, and challenging new ways to apply technology to create greater value for customers. In response to those shifts, AIP used the opportunity to reposition itself. Under the leadership of John Haynes, AIP’s new Vice President of Publishing, the Publishing Center launched a strategic realignment. The new strategy has already shown measurable results and will continue to do so.

A new AIP

American Crystallographic Association American Geophysical Union American Physical Society

As a part of AIP’s becoming more customer-focused in 2009, special attention was placed on its exhibit presence at major events and the adoption of social networking and other Web 2.0 media to enhance the awareness, interest, and usage of AIP offerings.

2006

2007

2009

$112,995 $128,512 $139,329 $103,858 $126,126

Total Assets

$155,308 $169,094 $178,463 $139,449 $165,305

Unrestricted Net Assets

$100,653 $114,141 $127,767

$86,595 $108,852

8.6%

12.4%

9.4%

Total Revenue

$73,853

$73,049

$74,773

$75,775 $77,207

Publishing Center, Net

$10,999

$10,541

$10,628

$9,017 $10,947

Physics Resources Center, Net

($8,288)

($8,682)

($9,625) ($11,618) ($10,881)

$3,615

$2,229

Net Operating Revenue (Expense)

$2,144

-26.1%

28.0%

($1,820)

$311

AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Governing Board Chair and CEO

*Louis Lanzerotti (Chair) *H. Frederick Dylla (Executive Director) *Benjamin Snavely (Corporate Secretary) Lila Adair (AAPT) David Aspnes (AVS)

Embracing Change to Advance Science

*Anthony Atchley (ASA) Arthur Bienenstock (APS) Curtis Callan (APS) *Charles Carter, Jr. (ACA) *Timothy Cohn (AGU) David Cook (AAPT) *Bruce Curran (AAPM) *Morton Denn (SoR)

Leading to Transform

Alexander Dickison (AAPT) Michael Duncan (OSA) Jaime Fucugauchi (AGU) Judith Flippen-Anderson (ACA) Brian Fraser (AGU)

Optical Society of America

AIP PUBLICATIONS

The Society of Rheology

MAGAZINES Physics Today

Computing in Science and Engineering (Jointly with the IEEE Computer Society)

JOURNALS

Applied Physics Letters Biomicrofluidics Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science The Journal of Chemical Physics Journal of Mathematical Physics Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Physics of Fluids

*Janet Fender (OSA) John Graham (AAS) Review of Scientific Instruments Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (Jointly with NIST) Low Temperature Physics (a translation journal)

AIP SPOTLIGHT PUBLICATIONS

(Featuring content from AIP Journals)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

In 2009 AIP published 120 volumes

VIRTUAL JOURNALS (Jointly with APS)

VJ of Applications of Superconductivity

Timothy Grove (AGU) *Warren Hein (AAPT) William Hendee (AAPM) James Hollenhorst (MAL) Judy Holoviak (AGU) Paul Kelley (OSA)

VJ of Biological Physics Research

Angela Keyser (AAPM)

VJ of Nanoscale Science & Technology

Kate Kirby (APS)

Applied Physics Reviews (review articles from The Journal of Applied Physics)

*Rudolf Ludeke (AVS)

JCP: BioChemical Physics (selected content from The Journal of Chemical Physics)

VJ of Ultrafast Science

VJ of Quantum Information

Transforming to Lead

Mark Hamilton (ASA)

VJ of Atomic Quantum Fluids

APL: Organic Electronics and Photonics (selected content from Applied Physics Letters)

Physics of Plasmas

*Kevin Marvel (AAS) Michael McPhaden (AGU) Patricia Mooney (APS) Cherry Murray (APS) Elizabeth Rogan (OSA) Charles Schmid (ASA) *Joseph Serene (APS)

AIP HEADQUARTERS, PHYSICS RESOURCES CENTER, and MAGAZINES One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740-3843 Telephone 301-209-3100 Fax 301-209-0843

AIP PUBLISHING CENTER

Gene Sprouse (APS)

Suite 1NO1 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, New York 11747-4502 Telephone 516-576-2200 Fax 516-349-7669

Hervey (Peter) Stockman (AAS)

www.aip.org 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair AIP Booth

2008

Investments

Journal of Applied Physics

AIP is mapping a strategy to strengthen its position as a global, innovative, and customer-focused scientific communication company. The Internet has changed scholarly communication by driving journals to the Web. With the growing information overload and increased pressure on researchers’ time, it is vital that AIP deliver higher value to researchers by using informatics and semantic technologies to extract meaning from the large body of research held in so-called PDF warehouses. AIP is addressing this challenge by becoming an informatics-based publisher (not just a document-centered PDF publisher) to give its customers intelligent content and to deliver the strategic infrastructure needed for new developments in physics publishing.

2005

Annual Investment Return

Message from

AIP GOVERNING BOARD 2009–2010

AIP 2009 awards can be found at www.aip.org/aip/awards/2009.html

2009 Annual Report

American Institute of Physics The American Institute of Physics (AIP), an umbrella organization for ten Member Societies, is a global scientific information provider that represents 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. Dedicated to the advancement of physics, AIP serves its Member Societies, individual scientists, educators, R&D leaders, and the general public by providing programs, services, and publications. AIP publishes for more than 25 science and engineering societies and is home to the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which represents 4,200 students in colleges and universities, and to Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honors society. The Corporate Associates Program of AIP fosters connections among its member companies and helps R&D leaders stay in touch with key issues and trends affecting the industrial physics community. AIP has a total of 400 employees at its College Park, MD, headquarters and Melville, NY, Publishing Center.

Publication of scientific findings is central to AIP’s existence. AIP was founded by its original five Member Societies for the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare.” Accomplishing this purpose includes the publication of innovative research. Through the years, AIP journals have become world renowned for their conveyance of cutting-edge research results. Member Societies and other science and technology organizations have increasingly come to use AIP’s expertise and publishing capabilities. Advances in communications technologies over the past decade have created challenges to the viability of publishing enterprises and of publications of all types, from daily newspapers to encyclopedias. Those advances have also brought intellectual ownership challenges, from the protection of proprietary content to issues surrounding open access. Scientific journals have not been immune to the hurricane-force winds buffeting longstanding publication models. AIP has stayed ahead of these winds, has anticipated new directions, and has remained active in “global engineering” to steer the winds of public understanding and policy. In 2009, AIP began a strategic realignment of its publishing operations. The new vision, “to inspire every physical and applied scientist in the world to turn to AIP and its partners for the information they need,” says it all. The vision provides the foundation for AIP’s relationships with its customers and publishing partners around the world and for its outreach to new partners and customers. That vision is also the foundation for empowering AIP’s employees to strive for excellence in the support of the diffusion of physics knowledge through publishing and outreach activities. On the public understanding and policy front, especially related to public access, AIP is nationally and internationally proactive in publishing groups. AIP is also a key participant in a Scholarly Publishing Roundtable that brought together, under the auspices of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, stakeholders from universities and commercial and nonprofit publishers for intense idea sharing, consensus building, and problem solving on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The first fruits of the effort are recorded in the Roundtable report, available at http://www.aau.edu/policy/ scholarly_publishing_roundtable.aspx?id=6894. The winds of change in scholarly publishing will continue largely undiminished in the next year and into the future, but AIP’s strategic focus should ensure that AIP remains a leading information provider for “every physical and applied scientist in the world.”

AIP Officers Benjamin Snavely Corporate Secretary

Richard Baccante

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Braun

Vice President, Human Resources

Catherine O’Riordan

Robert Van Hook (AGU)

Vice President, Physics Resources

Quinton Williams (MAL)

John Haynes

* = Executive Committee

Vice President, Publishing

MAL = Member-At-Large

Louis Lanzerotti

Governing Board Chair

H. Frederick Dylla

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer


Leadership and Transformation

Financials $ in Thousands

Industry leadership To understand and respond to the needs of its stakeholders, AIP executives and senior staff address the critical issues facing the scholarly publishing industry and help to set future direction by participation in, and leadership on the boards of many key bodies, including the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers; the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers; and the Publishers International Linking Association, more commonly known as CrossRef. During 2009, AIP staff assumed leadership roles in crosspublisher initiatives, including the Electronic Information Committee of PSP, the STIX Fonts Project, and the Association for Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC). The AIP leadership presented a broad range of topics and scholarly publishing trends at conferences and events around the world.

Member Societies Acoustical Society of America American Association of Physicists in Medicine American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society

Policy leadership Fred Dylla, and Boston University Provost David Campbell, editor-in-chief for AIP’s journal Chaos, participated in the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, which was commissioned by the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee in June 2009, to provide recommendations on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The resulting report (http://science.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=2710) has already had significant impact on the tone of the debate regarding scholarly publications and open access.

Change leadership A vibrant publishing program is in the vital interest of AIP, the Member Societies, other stakeholders, and the physical sciences community at large. In the midst of an economic slowdown, AIP faced fundamental shifts in the publishing world: the evolution of the internet and its impact on the way information is generated and disseminated, increasing competition from commercial organizations, the continuing transition to a more global economy, and challenging new ways to apply technology to create greater value for customers. In response to those shifts, AIP used the opportunity to reposition itself. Under the leadership of John Haynes, AIP’s new Vice President of Publishing, the Publishing Center launched a strategic realignment. The new strategy has already shown measurable results and will continue to do so.

A new AIP

American Crystallographic Association American Geophysical Union American Physical Society

As a part of AIP’s becoming more customer-focused in 2009, special attention was placed on its exhibit presence at major events and the adoption of social networking and other Web 2.0 media to enhance the awareness, interest, and usage of AIP offerings.

2006

2007

2009

$112,995 $128,512 $139,329 $103,858 $126,126

Total Assets

$155,308 $169,094 $178,463 $139,449 $165,305

Unrestricted Net Assets

$100,653 $114,141 $127,767

$86,595 $108,852

8.6%

12.4%

9.4%

Total Revenue

$73,853

$73,049

$74,773

$75,775 $77,207

Publishing Center, Net

$10,999

$10,541

$10,628

$9,017 $10,947

Physics Resources Center, Net

($8,288)

($8,682)

($9,625) ($11,618) ($10,881)

$3,615

$2,229

Net Operating Revenue (Expense)

$2,144

-26.1%

28.0%

($1,820)

$311

AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Governing Board Chair and CEO

*Louis Lanzerotti (Chair) *H. Frederick Dylla (Executive Director) *Benjamin Snavely (Corporate Secretary) Lila Adair (AAPT) David Aspnes (AVS)

Embracing Change to Advance Science

*Anthony Atchley (ASA) Arthur Bienenstock (APS) Curtis Callan (APS) *Charles Carter, Jr. (ACA) *Timothy Cohn (AGU) David Cook (AAPT) *Bruce Curran (AAPM) *Morton Denn (SoR)

Leading to Transform

Alexander Dickison (AAPT) Michael Duncan (OSA) Jaime Fucugauchi (AGU) Judith Flippen-Anderson (ACA) Brian Fraser (AGU)

Optical Society of America

AIP PUBLICATIONS

The Society of Rheology

MAGAZINES Physics Today

Computing in Science and Engineering (Jointly with the IEEE Computer Society)

JOURNALS

Applied Physics Letters Biomicrofluidics Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science The Journal of Chemical Physics Journal of Mathematical Physics Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Physics of Fluids

*Janet Fender (OSA) John Graham (AAS) Review of Scientific Instruments Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (Jointly with NIST) Low Temperature Physics (a translation journal)

AIP SPOTLIGHT PUBLICATIONS

(Featuring content from AIP Journals)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

In 2009 AIP published 120 volumes

VIRTUAL JOURNALS (Jointly with APS)

VJ of Applications of Superconductivity

Timothy Grove (AGU) *Warren Hein (AAPT) William Hendee (AAPM) James Hollenhorst (MAL) Judy Holoviak (AGU) Paul Kelley (OSA)

VJ of Biological Physics Research

Angela Keyser (AAPM)

VJ of Nanoscale Science & Technology

Kate Kirby (APS)

Applied Physics Reviews (review articles from The Journal of Applied Physics)

*Rudolf Ludeke (AVS)

JCP: BioChemical Physics (selected content from The Journal of Chemical Physics)

VJ of Ultrafast Science

VJ of Quantum Information

Transforming to Lead

Mark Hamilton (ASA)

VJ of Atomic Quantum Fluids

APL: Organic Electronics and Photonics (selected content from Applied Physics Letters)

Physics of Plasmas

*Kevin Marvel (AAS) Michael McPhaden (AGU) Patricia Mooney (APS) Cherry Murray (APS) Elizabeth Rogan (OSA) Charles Schmid (ASA) *Joseph Serene (APS)

AIP HEADQUARTERS, PHYSICS RESOURCES CENTER, and MAGAZINES One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740-3843 Telephone 301-209-3100 Fax 301-209-0843

AIP PUBLISHING CENTER

Gene Sprouse (APS)

Suite 1NO1 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, New York 11747-4502 Telephone 516-576-2200 Fax 516-349-7669

Hervey (Peter) Stockman (AAS)

www.aip.org 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair AIP Booth

2008

Investments

Journal of Applied Physics

AIP is mapping a strategy to strengthen its position as a global, innovative, and customer-focused scientific communication company. The Internet has changed scholarly communication by driving journals to the Web. With the growing information overload and increased pressure on researchers’ time, it is vital that AIP deliver higher value to researchers by using informatics and semantic technologies to extract meaning from the large body of research held in so-called PDF warehouses. AIP is addressing this challenge by becoming an informatics-based publisher (not just a document-centered PDF publisher) to give its customers intelligent content and to deliver the strategic infrastructure needed for new developments in physics publishing.

2005

Annual Investment Return

Message from

AIP GOVERNING BOARD 2009–2010

AIP 2009 awards can be found at www.aip.org/aip/awards/2009.html

2009 Annual Report

American Institute of Physics The American Institute of Physics (AIP), an umbrella organization for ten Member Societies, is a global scientific information provider that represents 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. Dedicated to the advancement of physics, AIP serves its Member Societies, individual scientists, educators, R&D leaders, and the general public by providing programs, services, and publications. AIP publishes for more than 25 science and engineering societies and is home to the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which represents 4,200 students in colleges and universities, and to Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honors society. The Corporate Associates Program of AIP fosters connections among its member companies and helps R&D leaders stay in touch with key issues and trends affecting the industrial physics community. AIP has a total of 400 employees at its College Park, MD, headquarters and Melville, NY, Publishing Center.

Publication of scientific findings is central to AIP’s existence. AIP was founded by its original five Member Societies for the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare.” Accomplishing this purpose includes the publication of innovative research. Through the years, AIP journals have become world renowned for their conveyance of cutting-edge research results. Member Societies and other science and technology organizations have increasingly come to use AIP’s expertise and publishing capabilities. Advances in communications technologies over the past decade have created challenges to the viability of publishing enterprises and of publications of all types, from daily newspapers to encyclopedias. Those advances have also brought intellectual ownership challenges, from the protection of proprietary content to issues surrounding open access. Scientific journals have not been immune to the hurricane-force winds buffeting longstanding publication models. AIP has stayed ahead of these winds, has anticipated new directions, and has remained active in “global engineering” to steer the winds of public understanding and policy. In 2009, AIP began a strategic realignment of its publishing operations. The new vision, “to inspire every physical and applied scientist in the world to turn to AIP and its partners for the information they need,” says it all. The vision provides the foundation for AIP’s relationships with its customers and publishing partners around the world and for its outreach to new partners and customers. That vision is also the foundation for empowering AIP’s employees to strive for excellence in the support of the diffusion of physics knowledge through publishing and outreach activities. On the public understanding and policy front, especially related to public access, AIP is nationally and internationally proactive in publishing groups. AIP is also a key participant in a Scholarly Publishing Roundtable that brought together, under the auspices of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, stakeholders from universities and commercial and nonprofit publishers for intense idea sharing, consensus building, and problem solving on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The first fruits of the effort are recorded in the Roundtable report, available at http://www.aau.edu/policy/ scholarly_publishing_roundtable.aspx?id=6894. The winds of change in scholarly publishing will continue largely undiminished in the next year and into the future, but AIP’s strategic focus should ensure that AIP remains a leading information provider for “every physical and applied scientist in the world.”

AIP Officers Benjamin Snavely Corporate Secretary

Richard Baccante

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Braun

Vice President, Human Resources

Catherine O’Riordan

Robert Van Hook (AGU)

Vice President, Physics Resources

Quinton Williams (MAL)

John Haynes

* = Executive Committee

Vice President, Publishing

MAL = Member-At-Large

Louis Lanzerotti

Governing Board Chair

H. Frederick Dylla

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer


Leadership and Transformation

Financials $ in Thousands

Industry leadership To understand and respond to the needs of its stakeholders, AIP executives and senior staff address the critical issues facing the scholarly publishing industry and help to set future direction by participation in, and leadership on the boards of many key bodies, including the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers; the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers; and the Publishers International Linking Association, more commonly known as CrossRef. During 2009, AIP staff assumed leadership roles in crosspublisher initiatives, including the Electronic Information Committee of PSP, the STIX Fonts Project, and the Association for Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC). The AIP leadership presented a broad range of topics and scholarly publishing trends at conferences and events around the world.

Member Societies Acoustical Society of America American Association of Physicists in Medicine American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society

Policy leadership Fred Dylla, and Boston University Provost David Campbell, editor-in-chief for AIP’s journal Chaos, participated in the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, which was commissioned by the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee in June 2009, to provide recommendations on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The resulting report (http://science.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=2710) has already had significant impact on the tone of the debate regarding scholarly publications and open access.

Change leadership A vibrant publishing program is in the vital interest of AIP, the Member Societies, other stakeholders, and the physical sciences community at large. In the midst of an economic slowdown, AIP faced fundamental shifts in the publishing world: the evolution of the internet and its impact on the way information is generated and disseminated, increasing competition from commercial organizations, the continuing transition to a more global economy, and challenging new ways to apply technology to create greater value for customers. In response to those shifts, AIP used the opportunity to reposition itself. Under the leadership of John Haynes, AIP’s new Vice President of Publishing, the Publishing Center launched a strategic realignment. The new strategy has already shown measurable results and will continue to do so.

A new AIP

American Crystallographic Association American Geophysical Union American Physical Society

As a part of AIP’s becoming more customer-focused in 2009, special attention was placed on its exhibit presence at major events and the adoption of social networking and other Web 2.0 media to enhance the awareness, interest, and usage of AIP offerings.

2006

2007

2009

$112,995 $128,512 $139,329 $103,858 $126,126

Total Assets

$155,308 $169,094 $178,463 $139,449 $165,305

Unrestricted Net Assets

$100,653 $114,141 $127,767

$86,595 $108,852

8.6%

12.4%

9.4%

Total Revenue

$73,853

$73,049

$74,773

$75,775 $77,207

Publishing Center, Net

$10,999

$10,541

$10,628

$9,017 $10,947

Physics Resources Center, Net

($8,288)

($8,682)

($9,625) ($11,618) ($10,881)

$3,615

$2,229

Net Operating Revenue (Expense)

$2,144

-26.1%

28.0%

($1,820)

$311

AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Governing Board Chair and CEO

*Louis Lanzerotti (Chair) *H. Frederick Dylla (Executive Director) *Benjamin Snavely (Corporate Secretary) Lila Adair (AAPT) David Aspnes (AVS)

Embracing Change to Advance Science

*Anthony Atchley (ASA) Arthur Bienenstock (APS) Curtis Callan (APS) *Charles Carter, Jr. (ACA) *Timothy Cohn (AGU) David Cook (AAPT) *Bruce Curran (AAPM) *Morton Denn (SoR)

Leading to Transform

Alexander Dickison (AAPT) Michael Duncan (OSA) Jaime Fucugauchi (AGU) Judith Flippen-Anderson (ACA) Brian Fraser (AGU)

Optical Society of America

AIP PUBLICATIONS

The Society of Rheology

MAGAZINES Physics Today

Computing in Science and Engineering (Jointly with the IEEE Computer Society)

JOURNALS

Applied Physics Letters Biomicrofluidics Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science The Journal of Chemical Physics Journal of Mathematical Physics Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Physics of Fluids

*Janet Fender (OSA) John Graham (AAS) Review of Scientific Instruments Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (Jointly with NIST) Low Temperature Physics (a translation journal)

AIP SPOTLIGHT PUBLICATIONS

(Featuring content from AIP Journals)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

In 2009 AIP published 120 volumes

VIRTUAL JOURNALS (Jointly with APS)

VJ of Applications of Superconductivity

Timothy Grove (AGU) *Warren Hein (AAPT) William Hendee (AAPM) James Hollenhorst (MAL) Judy Holoviak (AGU) Paul Kelley (OSA)

VJ of Biological Physics Research

Angela Keyser (AAPM)

VJ of Nanoscale Science & Technology

Kate Kirby (APS)

Applied Physics Reviews (review articles from The Journal of Applied Physics)

*Rudolf Ludeke (AVS)

JCP: BioChemical Physics (selected content from The Journal of Chemical Physics)

VJ of Ultrafast Science

VJ of Quantum Information

Transforming to Lead

Mark Hamilton (ASA)

VJ of Atomic Quantum Fluids

APL: Organic Electronics and Photonics (selected content from Applied Physics Letters)

Physics of Plasmas

*Kevin Marvel (AAS) Michael McPhaden (AGU) Patricia Mooney (APS) Cherry Murray (APS) Elizabeth Rogan (OSA) Charles Schmid (ASA) *Joseph Serene (APS)

AIP HEADQUARTERS, PHYSICS RESOURCES CENTER, and MAGAZINES One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740-3843 Telephone 301-209-3100 Fax 301-209-0843

AIP PUBLISHING CENTER

Gene Sprouse (APS)

Suite 1NO1 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, New York 11747-4502 Telephone 516-576-2200 Fax 516-349-7669

Hervey (Peter) Stockman (AAS)

www.aip.org 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair AIP Booth

2008

Investments

Journal of Applied Physics

AIP is mapping a strategy to strengthen its position as a global, innovative, and customer-focused scientific communication company. The Internet has changed scholarly communication by driving journals to the Web. With the growing information overload and increased pressure on researchers’ time, it is vital that AIP deliver higher value to researchers by using informatics and semantic technologies to extract meaning from the large body of research held in so-called PDF warehouses. AIP is addressing this challenge by becoming an informatics-based publisher (not just a document-centered PDF publisher) to give its customers intelligent content and to deliver the strategic infrastructure needed for new developments in physics publishing.

2005

Annual Investment Return

Message from

AIP GOVERNING BOARD 2009–2010

AIP 2009 awards can be found at www.aip.org/aip/awards/2009.html

2009 Annual Report

American Institute of Physics The American Institute of Physics (AIP), an umbrella organization for ten Member Societies, is a global scientific information provider that represents 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. Dedicated to the advancement of physics, AIP serves its Member Societies, individual scientists, educators, R&D leaders, and the general public by providing programs, services, and publications. AIP publishes for more than 25 science and engineering societies and is home to the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which represents 4,200 students in colleges and universities, and to Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honors society. The Corporate Associates Program of AIP fosters connections among its member companies and helps R&D leaders stay in touch with key issues and trends affecting the industrial physics community. AIP has a total of 400 employees at its College Park, MD, headquarters and Melville, NY, Publishing Center.

Publication of scientific findings is central to AIP’s existence. AIP was founded by its original five Member Societies for the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare.” Accomplishing this purpose includes the publication of innovative research. Through the years, AIP journals have become world renowned for their conveyance of cutting-edge research results. Member Societies and other science and technology organizations have increasingly come to use AIP’s expertise and publishing capabilities. Advances in communications technologies over the past decade have created challenges to the viability of publishing enterprises and of publications of all types, from daily newspapers to encyclopedias. Those advances have also brought intellectual ownership challenges, from the protection of proprietary content to issues surrounding open access. Scientific journals have not been immune to the hurricane-force winds buffeting longstanding publication models. AIP has stayed ahead of these winds, has anticipated new directions, and has remained active in “global engineering” to steer the winds of public understanding and policy. In 2009, AIP began a strategic realignment of its publishing operations. The new vision, “to inspire every physical and applied scientist in the world to turn to AIP and its partners for the information they need,” says it all. The vision provides the foundation for AIP’s relationships with its customers and publishing partners around the world and for its outreach to new partners and customers. That vision is also the foundation for empowering AIP’s employees to strive for excellence in the support of the diffusion of physics knowledge through publishing and outreach activities. On the public understanding and policy front, especially related to public access, AIP is nationally and internationally proactive in publishing groups. AIP is also a key participant in a Scholarly Publishing Roundtable that brought together, under the auspices of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, stakeholders from universities and commercial and nonprofit publishers for intense idea sharing, consensus building, and problem solving on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The first fruits of the effort are recorded in the Roundtable report, available at http://www.aau.edu/policy/ scholarly_publishing_roundtable.aspx?id=6894. The winds of change in scholarly publishing will continue largely undiminished in the next year and into the future, but AIP’s strategic focus should ensure that AIP remains a leading information provider for “every physical and applied scientist in the world.”

AIP Officers Benjamin Snavely Corporate Secretary

Richard Baccante

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Braun

Vice President, Human Resources

Catherine O’Riordan

Robert Van Hook (AGU)

Vice President, Physics Resources

Quinton Williams (MAL)

John Haynes

* = Executive Committee

Vice President, Publishing

MAL = Member-At-Large

Louis Lanzerotti

Governing Board Chair

H. Frederick Dylla

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer


Community Physics Today Physics Today reaches the most diverse audience of any AIP publication, with more than 130,000 subscribers in 150 countries. Readers receive an overview of the multifaceted world of physics through feature articles and news stories, letters and opinions, and book reviews. The online version of Physics Today highlights the magazine’s material and provides much more — Physics Updates, News Picks,  a Politics and Policy blog, Events Calendar, Member Society News, the Research Today tool, and our well-known Buyers Guide. In 2009, half of the visitors to www.physicstoday. org were not part of AIP’s family of Member  Societies.  This statistic suggests that Physics Today is an entryway for introducing  enthusiasts to the benefits of joining a professional scientific organization. 

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBL&A) completed a two-year grant-funded project to digitize and post online more than 500 oral history transcripts from its collection, some with audio clips. Users of the website (http://www.aip. org/history/nbl/ohilist.html) can now read and listen to the words of Hans Bethe, Werner Heisenberg, Charles Townes, George Gamow, Philip Morrison, Arthur Schawlow, Merle Tuve, Stephen Weinberg, and others. In 2009, the NBL&A began a three-year follow-up to its History of Physics in Industry study: the History of Physics Entrepreneurship. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the study enables the interviewing of more than 100 physicists countrywide who are creating innovative new technologies.

to be a partner for a new policy internship in which two physics undergraduate students will be selected to work on Capitol Hill. In 2009, AIP expanded its Congressional Science Fellowship (thanks to increased support from ASA and AVS) and continued its State Department Fellowship (cosponsored with AAS), bringing physical scientists to Washington, DC, to contribute to the development of national public policy.

Outreach and access AIP expanded physics community outreach by providing, along with other Member Societies, free journal access to historically black colleges and universities and other minority education institutions. In cooperation with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), AIP also provided free journal access to 174 institutions in 23 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and in 2009 delivered almost 1,000 free articles to scientists in the developing world through its cooperation with the e-doc service of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Other journal-specific benefits and developments included free access to Communications of The Journal of Chemical Physics, and to a new blog for the journal Chaos, designed to promote dialog on controversial topics in the field. AIP also added another dimension to student community outreach by sponsoring, through the journal Physics of Fluids, a subsidized travel award for a student to attend the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting.

tomorrow’s physics leaders Tomorrow’s physics leaders are today’s physics interns. To foster physics-related experience, AIP’s Education Division, through the SPS, organizes internships for young physicists. The SPS Intern Program brought a dozen physics students to Washington, DC, in the summer of 2009 to work on such diverse topics as flexible memory devices, the solar electromagnetic environment, and lesson plans for the Galileoscope, the low-cost telescope designed for students by the American Astronomical Society in the International Year of Astronomy. AIP created the SPS Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, www.the-nucleus.org/research, to provide additional resources to help physics students find summer positions in research, outreach and education, and science policy. These programs, along with scholarship and research award programs, are sustained in part by donations from members of the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, also supported by the AIP Education Division. Other benefactors, such as Nobel Prize winner John Mather, sought out SPS in 2009

Innovation

Global Presence

Product innovation

International Endeavors

In 2009, AIP launched UniPHY — the first literature-based professional social networking site for physical scientists. It allows users to search for collaborators, communicate with colleagues, and exhibit their latest work. UniPHY comes prepopulated with the profiles of more than 275,000 scientists from more than 100 countries — all interconnected by virtue of their publication histories. By including publications in the SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database, UniPHY empowers researchers to search for and identify research content, researchers, trends, and new discoveries more quickly, precisely, and thoroughly than ever before. UniPHY provides intuitive interfaces for networking and the sharing of data — all with the goal of advancing physics research worldwide. By the end of the year, UniPHY already had more than 13,000 registered users.

Science, scholarly communication, and scientific journals are international endeavors. AIP is positioning itself to better serve the global scientific community.

Science communication AIP repositioned its Inside Science News Service (ISNS) to fill the gap created in newsrooms by the shrinking science news departments. This approach resulted in numerous successes in distributing science content to major mainstream media. As scientific communication is transforming, AIP is paying attention. Physics students followed SPS activities on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and the discussion boards of The Nucleus. This year, SPS received Facebook’s social media “Sweet Spot” award. Student reporters blog about their attendance at AIP Member Society meetings by sprinkling the society’s publications, and the Web, with a new perspective on these gatherings (http://www.spsnational. org/meetings/reports/). While SPS maintains its traditional methods of communication, the new venues expand AIP’s ability to feature physics innovations. Student members in 700 college chapters receive the SPS Observer in print and Sigma Pi Sigma members read its biannual publication, Radiations magazine. AIP journals responded to new communication patterns of researchers, librarians, and the scientific community by launching Web 2.0 campaigns to deliver information such as research highlights, key journal-related meetings and conferences, and events such as the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Mathematical Physics and the 20th anniversary celebration of the first AIP-sponsored Soviet-American Chaos Conference (CHAOS/XAOC).

Publishing delivery systems

2009 SPS Summer Interns and AIP Education Staff

Scitation, AIP’s online journal system, is one of the world’s largest and most popular physics websites. In 2009, Scitation delivered more content than ever before — 20 million full-text downloads — to researchers in more than 180 countries around the world. Scitation’s latest release,

AIP in China C3 — Content, Context, Connections — makes the best use of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) capabilities, delivering meaningful content, reducing discovery time, and dynamically connecting similar concepts and related content. Under the C3 initiative, Scitation is constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities introduced continuously. In 2009, AIP launched its first eBook platform that fully integrates book and journal content; the AIP Affiliated Society SPIE was the first publishing partner to use it. Recognizing the growing importance of mobile delivery ahead of its competitors, AIP launched iResearch — an “app” that delivers journal content to iPhone users. AIP also made available the content and features of its Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy to users of the new-generation web-enabled smart phones. AIP manages peer review using its Peer X-Press system (PXP). During 2009, the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review service underwent two software upgrades resulting in a smoother process for authors and enabling PXP to expand in 2009: Three new journal sites and 17 conference sites opened, bringing the total number of PXP publication sites to 56 and the number of manuscripts submitted via PXP in 2009 to 38,500.

With the rapid rise of China as a major force in science and technology, AIP is more fully engaging with the Chinese physics community. During 2009, AIP completed arrangements for a representative office in Beijing. As part of this development, John Haynes, Vice President, Publishing and Mark Cassar, Publisher, Journals and Technical Publications, visited key research organizations in China and attended the Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting in Shanghai, where they made presentations. AIP’s Beijing office opens in the spring of 2010 and will be headed by an experienced Chinese physicist and publisher.

Greater Access and presence AIP is collaborating with library consortia to expand access to high-quality content. As the unit cost of information is lowered, many consortia members gain access to material to which they previously had not subscribed. AIP’s consortia sales resulted in new business with countries around the world, including 20 new multi-site licensing partners, such as major university consortia in Italy, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

Partnership and Nanofluidics,” which has a special focus on research activities in the Pacific Rim. The inaugural conference was held in Hong Kong in January 2009, with Biomicrofluidics being the primary conference publication.

global physics community The AIP Statistical Research Center is working with physicists across the world to distribute a global survey, which is available in eight languages. The purpose of the survey is to learn about the careers of physicists. There are respondents from almost 150 different countries and counting!

International center for the history of physics The Niels Bohr Library & Archives online catalogs and resources are available to researchers around the world. The Library’s International Catalog of Sources contains information on more than 9,000 collections at 930 archives worldwide. Of the people who visited the online Emilio Segrè Visual Catalog in 2009, 54% were from outside the United States; the top six countries represented were the U.S., India, Germany, the UK, France, and Canada; China came in at 11th place. Scholars who conducted in-house research in the Library during the past year came from throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Russia.

Through its journal Biomicrofluidics, AIP co-sponsored a new international conference, “Advances in Microfluidics

AIP journals continue to serve the global physics community and provide a publication home to the world’s best physicists. The journal’s citation performance clearly demonstrates this excellence. Based on total journal citations for the 2008 publication year, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics are the two most highly cited applied physics journals. Similarly, Review of Scientific Instruments and The Journal of Chemical Physics are the most highly cited journals, respectively, in instruments and instrumentation, and in atomic, molecular, and chemical physics. Biomicrofluidics, one of AIP’s newer titles, had its first citation impact factor of 2.318 in 2009, for the year 2008; that figure placed it ninth in the physics of fluids and plasmas category. AIP’s journal Physics of Plasmas is ranked seventh in the same category. Other notable rankings by total citations include Physics of Fluids placing second in the mechanics

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS), a syndicated news program consisting of 12 monthly video news reports, reached a monthly audience of approximately 47 million people in 2009 through local TV news broadcasts in the U.S., according to Nielsen research data. In addition, DBIS extended its global reach through international clients including Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcast Center, reaching more than 200 million viewers in more than 30 countries. AIP partners with 22 additional professional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) societies that provide both editorial and financial support for DBIS.

Customers and partners AIP’s publishing customers are our partners. In 2009, AIP produced 357,059 pages for 24 publishing partners, $131 million in subscription fees and membership dues were processed on behalf of 24 societies and AIP. Our publishing partners can choose to use many AIP services, including advertising sales and exhibits management. Despite the 2009 economic conditions, advertising sales revenues increased 5% over 2008. Online advertising was sold for 14 journals, including AIP journals, AIP–APS Virtual Journals, and four Member Societies’ journals. The exhibit booth sales and management revenues for seven exhibitions in 2009, including five Member Society events, exceeded 2008 revenues by more than 50%.

Partnering is good business

Excellence global physics Journals

Public science communication

category and Journal of Mathematical Physics placing fifth in the mathematical physics category. Similarly, Chaos ranked ninth and tenth in the categories of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, respectively. (Data from the 2008 edition of Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters.) Citation excellence is a result of AIP relying on excellent editors. As an example, David Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of AIP’s journal Chaos, was named the recipient of the 2010 Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society.

unbiased policy information FYI: The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Science Policy News marked its 20th year of publication in September. Its 3,175 issues have provided the physics, astronomy, and science education communities with timely, accurate, and unbiased information on policy and budget developments.

AIP and American Physical Society (APS) jointly launched thevVirtual Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids in mid2009. Led by the editorial team of Wolfgang Ketterle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Markus Greiner (Harvard University), and Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck), the new Virtual Journal covers topical areas as varied as Bose–Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases, and aspects of nondegenerate many-body physics that are of interest to atomic quantum fluids researchers. As with the other five AIP–APS Virtual Journals, content is selected from 90 source journals from 19 publishers, including AIP, APS, and six other Member Societies.

which publishes in 10-13 weeks or less, in print and online or via optional CD-ROM. The worldwide distribution as a stand-alone publication, with online access included in consortium packages, is appreciated by conference organizers, proceedings authors, readers, and subscribers, who have ready access to what often are the earliest reports of key new research results.

Partnership with industry The Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) brings together research managers and decision makers from industry, academia, and government. In 2009, the AIP Corporate Associates program collaborated with American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to organize the 51st Industrial Physics Forum, titled “Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment,” held from July 26 through 29 in Anaheim, CA.

Filling in the gaps AIP provides media services to Member Societies by identifying news items from their meetings and journals and producing either ISNS news reports or press releases. In 2009, AIP provided these services for nine Member Society meetings, generating coverage in mainstream and science news media, specialized trade publications, and other media. The Niels Bohr Library & Archives is responsible for preserving the historically valuable records of AIP and the Member Societies. The final installment was completed from a large accession of records from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. An agreement was concluded with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to accession their large holdings of records, and Library staff worked at AGU headquarters in December to identify records for transfer to the Archives.

As part of an initiative to expand journal accessibility for the corporate market, AIP partnered with AVS and IEEE to create the AIP/AVS Applied Physics Library, part of the IEEE Xplore digital library. The new library includes three AIP journals — Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and Review of Scientific Instruments — and the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A & B from AVS. AIP published a record 120 conference proceedings in 2009. Rapid growth over the past five years is an indication of how attractive conference organizers find the service,

John Kim, Chair of AIP Journal Editors Panel and Co-Editor, Physics of Fluids


Community Physics Today Physics Today reaches the most diverse audience of any AIP publication, with more than 130,000 subscribers in 150 countries. Readers receive an overview of the multifaceted world of physics through feature articles and news stories, letters and opinions, and book reviews. The online version of Physics Today highlights the magazine’s material and provides much more — Physics Updates, News Picks,  a Politics and Policy blog, Events Calendar, Member Society News, the Research Today tool, and our well-known Buyers Guide. In 2009, half of the visitors to www.physicstoday. org were not part of AIP’s family of Member  Societies.  This statistic suggests that Physics Today is an entryway for introducing  enthusiasts to the benefits of joining a professional scientific organization. 

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBL&A) completed a two-year grant-funded project to digitize and post online more than 500 oral history transcripts from its collection, some with audio clips. Users of the website (http://www.aip. org/history/nbl/ohilist.html) can now read and listen to the words of Hans Bethe, Werner Heisenberg, Charles Townes, George Gamow, Philip Morrison, Arthur Schawlow, Merle Tuve, Stephen Weinberg, and others. In 2009, the NBL&A began a three-year follow-up to its History of Physics in Industry study: the History of Physics Entrepreneurship. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the study enables the interviewing of more than 100 physicists countrywide who are creating innovative new technologies.

to be a partner for a new policy internship in which two physics undergraduate students will be selected to work on Capitol Hill. In 2009, AIP expanded its Congressional Science Fellowship (thanks to increased support from ASA and AVS) and continued its State Department Fellowship (cosponsored with AAS), bringing physical scientists to Washington, DC, to contribute to the development of national public policy.

Outreach and access AIP expanded physics community outreach by providing, along with other Member Societies, free journal access to historically black colleges and universities and other minority education institutions. In cooperation with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), AIP also provided free journal access to 174 institutions in 23 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and in 2009 delivered almost 1,000 free articles to scientists in the developing world through its cooperation with the e-doc service of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Other journal-specific benefits and developments included free access to Communications of The Journal of Chemical Physics, and to a new blog for the journal Chaos, designed to promote dialog on controversial topics in the field. AIP also added another dimension to student community outreach by sponsoring, through the journal Physics of Fluids, a subsidized travel award for a student to attend the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting.

tomorrow’s physics leaders Tomorrow’s physics leaders are today’s physics interns. To foster physics-related experience, AIP’s Education Division, through the SPS, organizes internships for young physicists. The SPS Intern Program brought a dozen physics students to Washington, DC, in the summer of 2009 to work on such diverse topics as flexible memory devices, the solar electromagnetic environment, and lesson plans for the Galileoscope, the low-cost telescope designed for students by the American Astronomical Society in the International Year of Astronomy. AIP created the SPS Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, www.the-nucleus.org/research, to provide additional resources to help physics students find summer positions in research, outreach and education, and science policy. These programs, along with scholarship and research award programs, are sustained in part by donations from members of the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, also supported by the AIP Education Division. Other benefactors, such as Nobel Prize winner John Mather, sought out SPS in 2009

Innovation

Global Presence

Product innovation

International Endeavors

In 2009, AIP launched UniPHY — the first literature-based professional social networking site for physical scientists. It allows users to search for collaborators, communicate with colleagues, and exhibit their latest work. UniPHY comes prepopulated with the profiles of more than 275,000 scientists from more than 100 countries — all interconnected by virtue of their publication histories. By including publications in the SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database, UniPHY empowers researchers to search for and identify research content, researchers, trends, and new discoveries more quickly, precisely, and thoroughly than ever before. UniPHY provides intuitive interfaces for networking and the sharing of data — all with the goal of advancing physics research worldwide. By the end of the year, UniPHY already had more than 13,000 registered users.

Science, scholarly communication, and scientific journals are international endeavors. AIP is positioning itself to better serve the global scientific community.

Science communication AIP repositioned its Inside Science News Service (ISNS) to fill the gap created in newsrooms by the shrinking science news departments. This approach resulted in numerous successes in distributing science content to major mainstream media. As scientific communication is transforming, AIP is paying attention. Physics students followed SPS activities on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and the discussion boards of The Nucleus. This year, SPS received Facebook’s social media “Sweet Spot” award. Student reporters blog about their attendance at AIP Member Society meetings by sprinkling the society’s publications, and the Web, with a new perspective on these gatherings (http://www.spsnational. org/meetings/reports/). While SPS maintains its traditional methods of communication, the new venues expand AIP’s ability to feature physics innovations. Student members in 700 college chapters receive the SPS Observer in print and Sigma Pi Sigma members read its biannual publication, Radiations magazine. AIP journals responded to new communication patterns of researchers, librarians, and the scientific community by launching Web 2.0 campaigns to deliver information such as research highlights, key journal-related meetings and conferences, and events such as the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Mathematical Physics and the 20th anniversary celebration of the first AIP-sponsored Soviet-American Chaos Conference (CHAOS/XAOC).

Publishing delivery systems

2009 SPS Summer Interns and AIP Education Staff

Scitation, AIP’s online journal system, is one of the world’s largest and most popular physics websites. In 2009, Scitation delivered more content than ever before — 20 million full-text downloads — to researchers in more than 180 countries around the world. Scitation’s latest release,

AIP in China C3 — Content, Context, Connections — makes the best use of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) capabilities, delivering meaningful content, reducing discovery time, and dynamically connecting similar concepts and related content. Under the C3 initiative, Scitation is constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities introduced continuously. In 2009, AIP launched its first eBook platform that fully integrates book and journal content; the AIP Affiliated Society SPIE was the first publishing partner to use it. Recognizing the growing importance of mobile delivery ahead of its competitors, AIP launched iResearch — an “app” that delivers journal content to iPhone users. AIP also made available the content and features of its Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy to users of the new-generation web-enabled smart phones. AIP manages peer review using its Peer X-Press system (PXP). During 2009, the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review service underwent two software upgrades resulting in a smoother process for authors and enabling PXP to expand in 2009: Three new journal sites and 17 conference sites opened, bringing the total number of PXP publication sites to 56 and the number of manuscripts submitted via PXP in 2009 to 38,500.

With the rapid rise of China as a major force in science and technology, AIP is more fully engaging with the Chinese physics community. During 2009, AIP completed arrangements for a representative office in Beijing. As part of this development, John Haynes, Vice President, Publishing and Mark Cassar, Publisher, Journals and Technical Publications, visited key research organizations in China and attended the Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting in Shanghai, where they made presentations. AIP’s Beijing office opens in the spring of 2010 and will be headed by an experienced Chinese physicist and publisher.

Greater Access and presence AIP is collaborating with library consortia to expand access to high-quality content. As the unit cost of information is lowered, many consortia members gain access to material to which they previously had not subscribed. AIP’s consortia sales resulted in new business with countries around the world, including 20 new multi-site licensing partners, such as major university consortia in Italy, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

Partnership and Nanofluidics,” which has a special focus on research activities in the Pacific Rim. The inaugural conference was held in Hong Kong in January 2009, with Biomicrofluidics being the primary conference publication.

global physics community The AIP Statistical Research Center is working with physicists across the world to distribute a global survey, which is available in eight languages. The purpose of the survey is to learn about the careers of physicists. There are respondents from almost 150 different countries and counting!

International center for the history of physics The Niels Bohr Library & Archives online catalogs and resources are available to researchers around the world. The Library’s International Catalog of Sources contains information on more than 9,000 collections at 930 archives worldwide. Of the people who visited the online Emilio Segrè Visual Catalog in 2009, 54% were from outside the United States; the top six countries represented were the U.S., India, Germany, the UK, France, and Canada; China came in at 11th place. Scholars who conducted in-house research in the Library during the past year came from throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Russia.

Through its journal Biomicrofluidics, AIP co-sponsored a new international conference, “Advances in Microfluidics

AIP journals continue to serve the global physics community and provide a publication home to the world’s best physicists. The journal’s citation performance clearly demonstrates this excellence. Based on total journal citations for the 2008 publication year, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics are the two most highly cited applied physics journals. Similarly, Review of Scientific Instruments and The Journal of Chemical Physics are the most highly cited journals, respectively, in instruments and instrumentation, and in atomic, molecular, and chemical physics. Biomicrofluidics, one of AIP’s newer titles, had its first citation impact factor of 2.318 in 2009, for the year 2008; that figure placed it ninth in the physics of fluids and plasmas category. AIP’s journal Physics of Plasmas is ranked seventh in the same category. Other notable rankings by total citations include Physics of Fluids placing second in the mechanics

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS), a syndicated news program consisting of 12 monthly video news reports, reached a monthly audience of approximately 47 million people in 2009 through local TV news broadcasts in the U.S., according to Nielsen research data. In addition, DBIS extended its global reach through international clients including Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcast Center, reaching more than 200 million viewers in more than 30 countries. AIP partners with 22 additional professional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) societies that provide both editorial and financial support for DBIS.

Customers and partners AIP’s publishing customers are our partners. In 2009, AIP produced 357,059 pages for 24 publishing partners, $131 million in subscription fees and membership dues were processed on behalf of 24 societies and AIP. Our publishing partners can choose to use many AIP services, including advertising sales and exhibits management. Despite the 2009 economic conditions, advertising sales revenues increased 5% over 2008. Online advertising was sold for 14 journals, including AIP journals, AIP–APS Virtual Journals, and four Member Societies’ journals. The exhibit booth sales and management revenues for seven exhibitions in 2009, including five Member Society events, exceeded 2008 revenues by more than 50%.

Partnering is good business

Excellence global physics Journals

Public science communication

category and Journal of Mathematical Physics placing fifth in the mathematical physics category. Similarly, Chaos ranked ninth and tenth in the categories of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, respectively. (Data from the 2008 edition of Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters.) Citation excellence is a result of AIP relying on excellent editors. As an example, David Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of AIP’s journal Chaos, was named the recipient of the 2010 Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society.

unbiased policy information FYI: The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Science Policy News marked its 20th year of publication in September. Its 3,175 issues have provided the physics, astronomy, and science education communities with timely, accurate, and unbiased information on policy and budget developments.

AIP and American Physical Society (APS) jointly launched thevVirtual Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids in mid2009. Led by the editorial team of Wolfgang Ketterle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Markus Greiner (Harvard University), and Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck), the new Virtual Journal covers topical areas as varied as Bose–Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases, and aspects of nondegenerate many-body physics that are of interest to atomic quantum fluids researchers. As with the other five AIP–APS Virtual Journals, content is selected from 90 source journals from 19 publishers, including AIP, APS, and six other Member Societies.

which publishes in 10-13 weeks or less, in print and online or via optional CD-ROM. The worldwide distribution as a stand-alone publication, with online access included in consortium packages, is appreciated by conference organizers, proceedings authors, readers, and subscribers, who have ready access to what often are the earliest reports of key new research results.

Partnership with industry The Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) brings together research managers and decision makers from industry, academia, and government. In 2009, the AIP Corporate Associates program collaborated with American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to organize the 51st Industrial Physics Forum, titled “Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment,” held from July 26 through 29 in Anaheim, CA.

Filling in the gaps AIP provides media services to Member Societies by identifying news items from their meetings and journals and producing either ISNS news reports or press releases. In 2009, AIP provided these services for nine Member Society meetings, generating coverage in mainstream and science news media, specialized trade publications, and other media. The Niels Bohr Library & Archives is responsible for preserving the historically valuable records of AIP and the Member Societies. The final installment was completed from a large accession of records from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. An agreement was concluded with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to accession their large holdings of records, and Library staff worked at AGU headquarters in December to identify records for transfer to the Archives.

As part of an initiative to expand journal accessibility for the corporate market, AIP partnered with AVS and IEEE to create the AIP/AVS Applied Physics Library, part of the IEEE Xplore digital library. The new library includes three AIP journals — Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and Review of Scientific Instruments — and the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A & B from AVS. AIP published a record 120 conference proceedings in 2009. Rapid growth over the past five years is an indication of how attractive conference organizers find the service,

John Kim, Chair of AIP Journal Editors Panel and Co-Editor, Physics of Fluids


Community Physics Today Physics Today reaches the most diverse audience of any AIP publication, with more than 130,000 subscribers in 150 countries. Readers receive an overview of the multifaceted world of physics through feature articles and news stories, letters and opinions, and book reviews. The online version of Physics Today highlights the magazine’s material and provides much more — Physics Updates, News Picks,  a Politics and Policy blog, Events Calendar, Member Society News, the Research Today tool, and our well-known Buyers Guide. In 2009, half of the visitors to www.physicstoday. org were not part of AIP’s family of Member  Societies.  This statistic suggests that Physics Today is an entryway for introducing  enthusiasts to the benefits of joining a professional scientific organization. 

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBL&A) completed a two-year grant-funded project to digitize and post online more than 500 oral history transcripts from its collection, some with audio clips. Users of the website (http://www.aip. org/history/nbl/ohilist.html) can now read and listen to the words of Hans Bethe, Werner Heisenberg, Charles Townes, George Gamow, Philip Morrison, Arthur Schawlow, Merle Tuve, Stephen Weinberg, and others. In 2009, the NBL&A began a three-year follow-up to its History of Physics in Industry study: the History of Physics Entrepreneurship. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the study enables the interviewing of more than 100 physicists countrywide who are creating innovative new technologies.

to be a partner for a new policy internship in which two physics undergraduate students will be selected to work on Capitol Hill. In 2009, AIP expanded its Congressional Science Fellowship (thanks to increased support from ASA and AVS) and continued its State Department Fellowship (cosponsored with AAS), bringing physical scientists to Washington, DC, to contribute to the development of national public policy.

Outreach and access AIP expanded physics community outreach by providing, along with other Member Societies, free journal access to historically black colleges and universities and other minority education institutions. In cooperation with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), AIP also provided free journal access to 174 institutions in 23 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and in 2009 delivered almost 1,000 free articles to scientists in the developing world through its cooperation with the e-doc service of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Other journal-specific benefits and developments included free access to Communications of The Journal of Chemical Physics, and to a new blog for the journal Chaos, designed to promote dialog on controversial topics in the field. AIP also added another dimension to student community outreach by sponsoring, through the journal Physics of Fluids, a subsidized travel award for a student to attend the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting.

tomorrow’s physics leaders Tomorrow’s physics leaders are today’s physics interns. To foster physics-related experience, AIP’s Education Division, through the SPS, organizes internships for young physicists. The SPS Intern Program brought a dozen physics students to Washington, DC, in the summer of 2009 to work on such diverse topics as flexible memory devices, the solar electromagnetic environment, and lesson plans for the Galileoscope, the low-cost telescope designed for students by the American Astronomical Society in the International Year of Astronomy. AIP created the SPS Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, www.the-nucleus.org/research, to provide additional resources to help physics students find summer positions in research, outreach and education, and science policy. These programs, along with scholarship and research award programs, are sustained in part by donations from members of the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, also supported by the AIP Education Division. Other benefactors, such as Nobel Prize winner John Mather, sought out SPS in 2009

Innovation

Global Presence

Product innovation

International Endeavors

In 2009, AIP launched UniPHY — the first literature-based professional social networking site for physical scientists. It allows users to search for collaborators, communicate with colleagues, and exhibit their latest work. UniPHY comes prepopulated with the profiles of more than 275,000 scientists from more than 100 countries — all interconnected by virtue of their publication histories. By including publications in the SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database, UniPHY empowers researchers to search for and identify research content, researchers, trends, and new discoveries more quickly, precisely, and thoroughly than ever before. UniPHY provides intuitive interfaces for networking and the sharing of data — all with the goal of advancing physics research worldwide. By the end of the year, UniPHY already had more than 13,000 registered users.

Science, scholarly communication, and scientific journals are international endeavors. AIP is positioning itself to better serve the global scientific community.

Science communication AIP repositioned its Inside Science News Service (ISNS) to fill the gap created in newsrooms by the shrinking science news departments. This approach resulted in numerous successes in distributing science content to major mainstream media. As scientific communication is transforming, AIP is paying attention. Physics students followed SPS activities on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and the discussion boards of The Nucleus. This year, SPS received Facebook’s social media “Sweet Spot” award. Student reporters blog about their attendance at AIP Member Society meetings by sprinkling the society’s publications, and the Web, with a new perspective on these gatherings (http://www.spsnational. org/meetings/reports/). While SPS maintains its traditional methods of communication, the new venues expand AIP’s ability to feature physics innovations. Student members in 700 college chapters receive the SPS Observer in print and Sigma Pi Sigma members read its biannual publication, Radiations magazine. AIP journals responded to new communication patterns of researchers, librarians, and the scientific community by launching Web 2.0 campaigns to deliver information such as research highlights, key journal-related meetings and conferences, and events such as the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Mathematical Physics and the 20th anniversary celebration of the first AIP-sponsored Soviet-American Chaos Conference (CHAOS/XAOC).

Publishing delivery systems

2009 SPS Summer Interns and AIP Education Staff

Scitation, AIP’s online journal system, is one of the world’s largest and most popular physics websites. In 2009, Scitation delivered more content than ever before — 20 million full-text downloads — to researchers in more than 180 countries around the world. Scitation’s latest release,

AIP in China C3 — Content, Context, Connections — makes the best use of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) capabilities, delivering meaningful content, reducing discovery time, and dynamically connecting similar concepts and related content. Under the C3 initiative, Scitation is constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities introduced continuously. In 2009, AIP launched its first eBook platform that fully integrates book and journal content; the AIP Affiliated Society SPIE was the first publishing partner to use it. Recognizing the growing importance of mobile delivery ahead of its competitors, AIP launched iResearch — an “app” that delivers journal content to iPhone users. AIP also made available the content and features of its Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy to users of the new-generation web-enabled smart phones. AIP manages peer review using its Peer X-Press system (PXP). During 2009, the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review service underwent two software upgrades resulting in a smoother process for authors and enabling PXP to expand in 2009: Three new journal sites and 17 conference sites opened, bringing the total number of PXP publication sites to 56 and the number of manuscripts submitted via PXP in 2009 to 38,500.

With the rapid rise of China as a major force in science and technology, AIP is more fully engaging with the Chinese physics community. During 2009, AIP completed arrangements for a representative office in Beijing. As part of this development, John Haynes, Vice President, Publishing and Mark Cassar, Publisher, Journals and Technical Publications, visited key research organizations in China and attended the Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting in Shanghai, where they made presentations. AIP’s Beijing office opens in the spring of 2010 and will be headed by an experienced Chinese physicist and publisher.

Greater Access and presence AIP is collaborating with library consortia to expand access to high-quality content. As the unit cost of information is lowered, many consortia members gain access to material to which they previously had not subscribed. AIP’s consortia sales resulted in new business with countries around the world, including 20 new multi-site licensing partners, such as major university consortia in Italy, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

Partnership and Nanofluidics,” which has a special focus on research activities in the Pacific Rim. The inaugural conference was held in Hong Kong in January 2009, with Biomicrofluidics being the primary conference publication.

global physics community The AIP Statistical Research Center is working with physicists across the world to distribute a global survey, which is available in eight languages. The purpose of the survey is to learn about the careers of physicists. There are respondents from almost 150 different countries and counting!

International center for the history of physics The Niels Bohr Library & Archives online catalogs and resources are available to researchers around the world. The Library’s International Catalog of Sources contains information on more than 9,000 collections at 930 archives worldwide. Of the people who visited the online Emilio Segrè Visual Catalog in 2009, 54% were from outside the United States; the top six countries represented were the U.S., India, Germany, the UK, France, and Canada; China came in at 11th place. Scholars who conducted in-house research in the Library during the past year came from throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Russia.

Through its journal Biomicrofluidics, AIP co-sponsored a new international conference, “Advances in Microfluidics

AIP journals continue to serve the global physics community and provide a publication home to the world’s best physicists. The journal’s citation performance clearly demonstrates this excellence. Based on total journal citations for the 2008 publication year, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics are the two most highly cited applied physics journals. Similarly, Review of Scientific Instruments and The Journal of Chemical Physics are the most highly cited journals, respectively, in instruments and instrumentation, and in atomic, molecular, and chemical physics. Biomicrofluidics, one of AIP’s newer titles, had its first citation impact factor of 2.318 in 2009, for the year 2008; that figure placed it ninth in the physics of fluids and plasmas category. AIP’s journal Physics of Plasmas is ranked seventh in the same category. Other notable rankings by total citations include Physics of Fluids placing second in the mechanics

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS), a syndicated news program consisting of 12 monthly video news reports, reached a monthly audience of approximately 47 million people in 2009 through local TV news broadcasts in the U.S., according to Nielsen research data. In addition, DBIS extended its global reach through international clients including Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcast Center, reaching more than 200 million viewers in more than 30 countries. AIP partners with 22 additional professional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) societies that provide both editorial and financial support for DBIS.

Customers and partners AIP’s publishing customers are our partners. In 2009, AIP produced 357,059 pages for 24 publishing partners, $131 million in subscription fees and membership dues were processed on behalf of 24 societies and AIP. Our publishing partners can choose to use many AIP services, including advertising sales and exhibits management. Despite the 2009 economic conditions, advertising sales revenues increased 5% over 2008. Online advertising was sold for 14 journals, including AIP journals, AIP–APS Virtual Journals, and four Member Societies’ journals. The exhibit booth sales and management revenues for seven exhibitions in 2009, including five Member Society events, exceeded 2008 revenues by more than 50%.

Partnering is good business

Excellence global physics Journals

Public science communication

category and Journal of Mathematical Physics placing fifth in the mathematical physics category. Similarly, Chaos ranked ninth and tenth in the categories of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, respectively. (Data from the 2008 edition of Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters.) Citation excellence is a result of AIP relying on excellent editors. As an example, David Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of AIP’s journal Chaos, was named the recipient of the 2010 Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society.

unbiased policy information FYI: The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Science Policy News marked its 20th year of publication in September. Its 3,175 issues have provided the physics, astronomy, and science education communities with timely, accurate, and unbiased information on policy and budget developments.

AIP and American Physical Society (APS) jointly launched thevVirtual Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids in mid2009. Led by the editorial team of Wolfgang Ketterle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Markus Greiner (Harvard University), and Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck), the new Virtual Journal covers topical areas as varied as Bose–Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases, and aspects of nondegenerate many-body physics that are of interest to atomic quantum fluids researchers. As with the other five AIP–APS Virtual Journals, content is selected from 90 source journals from 19 publishers, including AIP, APS, and six other Member Societies.

which publishes in 10-13 weeks or less, in print and online or via optional CD-ROM. The worldwide distribution as a stand-alone publication, with online access included in consortium packages, is appreciated by conference organizers, proceedings authors, readers, and subscribers, who have ready access to what often are the earliest reports of key new research results.

Partnership with industry The Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) brings together research managers and decision makers from industry, academia, and government. In 2009, the AIP Corporate Associates program collaborated with American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to organize the 51st Industrial Physics Forum, titled “Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment,” held from July 26 through 29 in Anaheim, CA.

Filling in the gaps AIP provides media services to Member Societies by identifying news items from their meetings and journals and producing either ISNS news reports or press releases. In 2009, AIP provided these services for nine Member Society meetings, generating coverage in mainstream and science news media, specialized trade publications, and other media. The Niels Bohr Library & Archives is responsible for preserving the historically valuable records of AIP and the Member Societies. The final installment was completed from a large accession of records from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. An agreement was concluded with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to accession their large holdings of records, and Library staff worked at AGU headquarters in December to identify records for transfer to the Archives.

As part of an initiative to expand journal accessibility for the corporate market, AIP partnered with AVS and IEEE to create the AIP/AVS Applied Physics Library, part of the IEEE Xplore digital library. The new library includes three AIP journals — Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and Review of Scientific Instruments — and the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A & B from AVS. AIP published a record 120 conference proceedings in 2009. Rapid growth over the past five years is an indication of how attractive conference organizers find the service,

John Kim, Chair of AIP Journal Editors Panel and Co-Editor, Physics of Fluids


Community Physics Today Physics Today reaches the most diverse audience of any AIP publication, with more than 130,000 subscribers in 150 countries. Readers receive an overview of the multifaceted world of physics through feature articles and news stories, letters and opinions, and book reviews. The online version of Physics Today highlights the magazine’s material and provides much more — Physics Updates, News Picks,  a Politics and Policy blog, Events Calendar, Member Society News, the Research Today tool, and our well-known Buyers Guide. In 2009, half of the visitors to www.physicstoday. org were not part of AIP’s family of Member  Societies.  This statistic suggests that Physics Today is an entryway for introducing  enthusiasts to the benefits of joining a professional scientific organization. 

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBL&A) completed a two-year grant-funded project to digitize and post online more than 500 oral history transcripts from its collection, some with audio clips. Users of the website (http://www.aip. org/history/nbl/ohilist.html) can now read and listen to the words of Hans Bethe, Werner Heisenberg, Charles Townes, George Gamow, Philip Morrison, Arthur Schawlow, Merle Tuve, Stephen Weinberg, and others. In 2009, the NBL&A began a three-year follow-up to its History of Physics in Industry study: the History of Physics Entrepreneurship. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the study enables the interviewing of more than 100 physicists countrywide who are creating innovative new technologies.

to be a partner for a new policy internship in which two physics undergraduate students will be selected to work on Capitol Hill. In 2009, AIP expanded its Congressional Science Fellowship (thanks to increased support from ASA and AVS) and continued its State Department Fellowship (cosponsored with AAS), bringing physical scientists to Washington, DC, to contribute to the development of national public policy.

Outreach and access AIP expanded physics community outreach by providing, along with other Member Societies, free journal access to historically black colleges and universities and other minority education institutions. In cooperation with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), AIP also provided free journal access to 174 institutions in 23 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and in 2009 delivered almost 1,000 free articles to scientists in the developing world through its cooperation with the e-doc service of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Other journal-specific benefits and developments included free access to Communications of The Journal of Chemical Physics, and to a new blog for the journal Chaos, designed to promote dialog on controversial topics in the field. AIP also added another dimension to student community outreach by sponsoring, through the journal Physics of Fluids, a subsidized travel award for a student to attend the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting.

tomorrow’s physics leaders Tomorrow’s physics leaders are today’s physics interns. To foster physics-related experience, AIP’s Education Division, through the SPS, organizes internships for young physicists. The SPS Intern Program brought a dozen physics students to Washington, DC, in the summer of 2009 to work on such diverse topics as flexible memory devices, the solar electromagnetic environment, and lesson plans for the Galileoscope, the low-cost telescope designed for students by the American Astronomical Society in the International Year of Astronomy. AIP created the SPS Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, www.the-nucleus.org/research, to provide additional resources to help physics students find summer positions in research, outreach and education, and science policy. These programs, along with scholarship and research award programs, are sustained in part by donations from members of the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, also supported by the AIP Education Division. Other benefactors, such as Nobel Prize winner John Mather, sought out SPS in 2009

Innovation

Global Presence

Product innovation

International Endeavors

In 2009, AIP launched UniPHY — the first literature-based professional social networking site for physical scientists. It allows users to search for collaborators, communicate with colleagues, and exhibit their latest work. UniPHY comes prepopulated with the profiles of more than 275,000 scientists from more than 100 countries — all interconnected by virtue of their publication histories. By including publications in the SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database, UniPHY empowers researchers to search for and identify research content, researchers, trends, and new discoveries more quickly, precisely, and thoroughly than ever before. UniPHY provides intuitive interfaces for networking and the sharing of data — all with the goal of advancing physics research worldwide. By the end of the year, UniPHY already had more than 13,000 registered users.

Science, scholarly communication, and scientific journals are international endeavors. AIP is positioning itself to better serve the global scientific community.

Science communication AIP repositioned its Inside Science News Service (ISNS) to fill the gap created in newsrooms by the shrinking science news departments. This approach resulted in numerous successes in distributing science content to major mainstream media. As scientific communication is transforming, AIP is paying attention. Physics students followed SPS activities on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and the discussion boards of The Nucleus. This year, SPS received Facebook’s social media “Sweet Spot” award. Student reporters blog about their attendance at AIP Member Society meetings by sprinkling the society’s publications, and the Web, with a new perspective on these gatherings (http://www.spsnational. org/meetings/reports/). While SPS maintains its traditional methods of communication, the new venues expand AIP’s ability to feature physics innovations. Student members in 700 college chapters receive the SPS Observer in print and Sigma Pi Sigma members read its biannual publication, Radiations magazine. AIP journals responded to new communication patterns of researchers, librarians, and the scientific community by launching Web 2.0 campaigns to deliver information such as research highlights, key journal-related meetings and conferences, and events such as the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Mathematical Physics and the 20th anniversary celebration of the first AIP-sponsored Soviet-American Chaos Conference (CHAOS/XAOC).

Publishing delivery systems

2009 SPS Summer Interns and AIP Education Staff

Scitation, AIP’s online journal system, is one of the world’s largest and most popular physics websites. In 2009, Scitation delivered more content than ever before — 20 million full-text downloads — to researchers in more than 180 countries around the world. Scitation’s latest release,

AIP in China C3 — Content, Context, Connections — makes the best use of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) capabilities, delivering meaningful content, reducing discovery time, and dynamically connecting similar concepts and related content. Under the C3 initiative, Scitation is constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities introduced continuously. In 2009, AIP launched its first eBook platform that fully integrates book and journal content; the AIP Affiliated Society SPIE was the first publishing partner to use it. Recognizing the growing importance of mobile delivery ahead of its competitors, AIP launched iResearch — an “app” that delivers journal content to iPhone users. AIP also made available the content and features of its Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy to users of the new-generation web-enabled smart phones. AIP manages peer review using its Peer X-Press system (PXP). During 2009, the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review service underwent two software upgrades resulting in a smoother process for authors and enabling PXP to expand in 2009: Three new journal sites and 17 conference sites opened, bringing the total number of PXP publication sites to 56 and the number of manuscripts submitted via PXP in 2009 to 38,500.

With the rapid rise of China as a major force in science and technology, AIP is more fully engaging with the Chinese physics community. During 2009, AIP completed arrangements for a representative office in Beijing. As part of this development, John Haynes, Vice President, Publishing and Mark Cassar, Publisher, Journals and Technical Publications, visited key research organizations in China and attended the Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting in Shanghai, where they made presentations. AIP’s Beijing office opens in the spring of 2010 and will be headed by an experienced Chinese physicist and publisher.

Greater Access and presence AIP is collaborating with library consortia to expand access to high-quality content. As the unit cost of information is lowered, many consortia members gain access to material to which they previously had not subscribed. AIP’s consortia sales resulted in new business with countries around the world, including 20 new multi-site licensing partners, such as major university consortia in Italy, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

Partnership and Nanofluidics,” which has a special focus on research activities in the Pacific Rim. The inaugural conference was held in Hong Kong in January 2009, with Biomicrofluidics being the primary conference publication.

global physics community The AIP Statistical Research Center is working with physicists across the world to distribute a global survey, which is available in eight languages. The purpose of the survey is to learn about the careers of physicists. There are respondents from almost 150 different countries and counting!

International center for the history of physics The Niels Bohr Library & Archives online catalogs and resources are available to researchers around the world. The Library’s International Catalog of Sources contains information on more than 9,000 collections at 930 archives worldwide. Of the people who visited the online Emilio Segrè Visual Catalog in 2009, 54% were from outside the United States; the top six countries represented were the U.S., India, Germany, the UK, France, and Canada; China came in at 11th place. Scholars who conducted in-house research in the Library during the past year came from throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Russia.

Through its journal Biomicrofluidics, AIP co-sponsored a new international conference, “Advances in Microfluidics

AIP journals continue to serve the global physics community and provide a publication home to the world’s best physicists. The journal’s citation performance clearly demonstrates this excellence. Based on total journal citations for the 2008 publication year, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics are the two most highly cited applied physics journals. Similarly, Review of Scientific Instruments and The Journal of Chemical Physics are the most highly cited journals, respectively, in instruments and instrumentation, and in atomic, molecular, and chemical physics. Biomicrofluidics, one of AIP’s newer titles, had its first citation impact factor of 2.318 in 2009, for the year 2008; that figure placed it ninth in the physics of fluids and plasmas category. AIP’s journal Physics of Plasmas is ranked seventh in the same category. Other notable rankings by total citations include Physics of Fluids placing second in the mechanics

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS), a syndicated news program consisting of 12 monthly video news reports, reached a monthly audience of approximately 47 million people in 2009 through local TV news broadcasts in the U.S., according to Nielsen research data. In addition, DBIS extended its global reach through international clients including Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcast Center, reaching more than 200 million viewers in more than 30 countries. AIP partners with 22 additional professional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) societies that provide both editorial and financial support for DBIS.

Customers and partners AIP’s publishing customers are our partners. In 2009, AIP produced 357,059 pages for 24 publishing partners, $131 million in subscription fees and membership dues were processed on behalf of 24 societies and AIP. Our publishing partners can choose to use many AIP services, including advertising sales and exhibits management. Despite the 2009 economic conditions, advertising sales revenues increased 5% over 2008. Online advertising was sold for 14 journals, including AIP journals, AIP–APS Virtual Journals, and four Member Societies’ journals. The exhibit booth sales and management revenues for seven exhibitions in 2009, including five Member Society events, exceeded 2008 revenues by more than 50%.

Partnering is good business

Excellence global physics Journals

Public science communication

category and Journal of Mathematical Physics placing fifth in the mathematical physics category. Similarly, Chaos ranked ninth and tenth in the categories of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, respectively. (Data from the 2008 edition of Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters.) Citation excellence is a result of AIP relying on excellent editors. As an example, David Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of AIP’s journal Chaos, was named the recipient of the 2010 Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society.

unbiased policy information FYI: The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Science Policy News marked its 20th year of publication in September. Its 3,175 issues have provided the physics, astronomy, and science education communities with timely, accurate, and unbiased information on policy and budget developments.

AIP and American Physical Society (APS) jointly launched thevVirtual Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids in mid2009. Led by the editorial team of Wolfgang Ketterle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Markus Greiner (Harvard University), and Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck), the new Virtual Journal covers topical areas as varied as Bose–Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases, and aspects of nondegenerate many-body physics that are of interest to atomic quantum fluids researchers. As with the other five AIP–APS Virtual Journals, content is selected from 90 source journals from 19 publishers, including AIP, APS, and six other Member Societies.

which publishes in 10-13 weeks or less, in print and online or via optional CD-ROM. The worldwide distribution as a stand-alone publication, with online access included in consortium packages, is appreciated by conference organizers, proceedings authors, readers, and subscribers, who have ready access to what often are the earliest reports of key new research results.

Partnership with industry The Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) brings together research managers and decision makers from industry, academia, and government. In 2009, the AIP Corporate Associates program collaborated with American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to organize the 51st Industrial Physics Forum, titled “Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment,” held from July 26 through 29 in Anaheim, CA.

Filling in the gaps AIP provides media services to Member Societies by identifying news items from their meetings and journals and producing either ISNS news reports or press releases. In 2009, AIP provided these services for nine Member Society meetings, generating coverage in mainstream and science news media, specialized trade publications, and other media. The Niels Bohr Library & Archives is responsible for preserving the historically valuable records of AIP and the Member Societies. The final installment was completed from a large accession of records from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. An agreement was concluded with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to accession their large holdings of records, and Library staff worked at AGU headquarters in December to identify records for transfer to the Archives.

As part of an initiative to expand journal accessibility for the corporate market, AIP partnered with AVS and IEEE to create the AIP/AVS Applied Physics Library, part of the IEEE Xplore digital library. The new library includes three AIP journals — Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and Review of Scientific Instruments — and the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A & B from AVS. AIP published a record 120 conference proceedings in 2009. Rapid growth over the past five years is an indication of how attractive conference organizers find the service,

John Kim, Chair of AIP Journal Editors Panel and Co-Editor, Physics of Fluids


Leadership and Transformation

Financials $ in Thousands

Industry leadership To understand and respond to the needs of its stakeholders, AIP executives and senior staff address the critical issues facing the scholarly publishing industry and help to set future direction by participation in, and leadership on the boards of many key bodies, including the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers; the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers; and the Publishers International Linking Association, more commonly known as CrossRef. During 2009, AIP staff assumed leadership roles in crosspublisher initiatives, including the Electronic Information Committee of PSP, the STIX Fonts Project, and the Association for Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC). The AIP leadership presented a broad range of topics and scholarly publishing trends at conferences and events around the world.

Member Societies Acoustical Society of America American Association of Physicists in Medicine American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society

Policy leadership Fred Dylla, and Boston University Provost David Campbell, editor-in-chief for AIP’s journal Chaos, participated in the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, which was commissioned by the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee in June 2009, to provide recommendations on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The resulting report (http://science.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=2710) has already had significant impact on the tone of the debate regarding scholarly publications and open access.

Change leadership A vibrant publishing program is in the vital interest of AIP, the Member Societies, other stakeholders, and the physical sciences community at large. In the midst of an economic slowdown, AIP faced fundamental shifts in the publishing world: the evolution of the internet and its impact on the way information is generated and disseminated, increasing competition from commercial organizations, the continuing transition to a more global economy, and challenging new ways to apply technology to create greater value for customers. In response to those shifts, AIP used the opportunity to reposition itself. Under the leadership of John Haynes, AIP’s new Vice President of Publishing, the Publishing Center launched a strategic realignment. The new strategy has already shown measurable results and will continue to do so.

A new AIP

American Crystallographic Association American Geophysical Union American Physical Society

As a part of AIP’s becoming more customer-focused in 2009, special attention was placed on its exhibit presence at major events and the adoption of social networking and other Web 2.0 media to enhance the awareness, interest, and usage of AIP offerings.

2006

2007

2009

$112,995 $128,512 $139,329 $103,858 $126,126

Total Assets

$155,308 $169,094 $178,463 $139,449 $165,305

Unrestricted Net Assets

$100,653 $114,141 $127,767

$86,595 $108,852

8.6%

12.4%

9.4%

Total Revenue

$73,853

$73,049

$74,773

$75,775 $77,207

Publishing Center, Net

$10,999

$10,541

$10,628

$9,017 $10,947

Physics Resources Center, Net

($8,288)

($8,682)

($9,625) ($11,618) ($10,881)

$3,615

$2,229

Net Operating Revenue (Expense)

$2,144

-26.1%

28.0%

($1,820)

$311

AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Governing Board Chair and CEO

*Louis Lanzerotti (Chair) *H. Frederick Dylla (Executive Director) *Benjamin Snavely (Corporate Secretary) Lila Adair (AAPT) David Aspnes (AVS)

Embracing Change to Advance Science

*Anthony Atchley (ASA) Arthur Bienenstock (APS) Curtis Callan (APS) *Charles Carter, Jr. (ACA) *Timothy Cohn (AGU) David Cook (AAPT) *Bruce Curran (AAPM) *Morton Denn (SoR)

Leading to Transform

Alexander Dickison (AAPT) Michael Duncan (OSA) Jaime Fucugauchi (AGU) Judith Flippen-Anderson (ACA) Brian Fraser (AGU)

Optical Society of America

AIP PUBLICATIONS

The Society of Rheology

MAGAZINES Physics Today

Computing in Science and Engineering (Jointly with the IEEE Computer Society)

JOURNALS

Applied Physics Letters Biomicrofluidics Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science The Journal of Chemical Physics Journal of Mathematical Physics Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Physics of Fluids

*Janet Fender (OSA) John Graham (AAS) Review of Scientific Instruments Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (Jointly with NIST) Low Temperature Physics (a translation journal)

AIP SPOTLIGHT PUBLICATIONS

(Featuring content from AIP Journals)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

In 2009 AIP published 120 volumes

VIRTUAL JOURNALS (Jointly with APS)

VJ of Applications of Superconductivity

Timothy Grove (AGU) *Warren Hein (AAPT) William Hendee (AAPM) James Hollenhorst (MAL) Judy Holoviak (AGU) Paul Kelley (OSA)

VJ of Biological Physics Research

Angela Keyser (AAPM)

VJ of Nanoscale Science & Technology

Kate Kirby (APS)

Applied Physics Reviews (review articles from The Journal of Applied Physics)

*Rudolf Ludeke (AVS)

JCP: BioChemical Physics (selected content from The Journal of Chemical Physics)

VJ of Ultrafast Science

VJ of Quantum Information

Transforming to Lead

Mark Hamilton (ASA)

VJ of Atomic Quantum Fluids

APL: Organic Electronics and Photonics (selected content from Applied Physics Letters)

Physics of Plasmas

*Kevin Marvel (AAS) Michael McPhaden (AGU) Patricia Mooney (APS) Cherry Murray (APS) Elizabeth Rogan (OSA) Charles Schmid (ASA) *Joseph Serene (APS)

AIP HEADQUARTERS, PHYSICS RESOURCES CENTER, and MAGAZINES One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740-3843 Telephone 301-209-3100 Fax 301-209-0843

AIP PUBLISHING CENTER

Gene Sprouse (APS)

Suite 1NO1 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, New York 11747-4502 Telephone 516-576-2200 Fax 516-349-7669

Hervey (Peter) Stockman (AAS)

www.aip.org 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair AIP Booth

2008

Investments

Journal of Applied Physics

AIP is mapping a strategy to strengthen its position as a global, innovative, and customer-focused scientific communication company. The Internet has changed scholarly communication by driving journals to the Web. With the growing information overload and increased pressure on researchers’ time, it is vital that AIP deliver higher value to researchers by using informatics and semantic technologies to extract meaning from the large body of research held in so-called PDF warehouses. AIP is addressing this challenge by becoming an informatics-based publisher (not just a document-centered PDF publisher) to give its customers intelligent content and to deliver the strategic infrastructure needed for new developments in physics publishing.

2005

Annual Investment Return

Message from

AIP GOVERNING BOARD 2009–2010

AIP 2009 awards can be found at www.aip.org/aip/awards/2009.html

2009 Annual Report

American Institute of Physics The American Institute of Physics (AIP), an umbrella organization for ten Member Societies, is a global scientific information provider that represents 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. Dedicated to the advancement of physics, AIP serves its Member Societies, individual scientists, educators, R&D leaders, and the general public by providing programs, services, and publications. AIP publishes for more than 25 science and engineering societies and is home to the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which represents 4,200 students in colleges and universities, and to Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honors society. The Corporate Associates Program of AIP fosters connections among its member companies and helps R&D leaders stay in touch with key issues and trends affecting the industrial physics community. AIP has a total of 400 employees at its College Park, MD, headquarters and Melville, NY, Publishing Center.

Publication of scientific findings is central to AIP’s existence. AIP was founded by its original five Member Societies for the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare.” Accomplishing this purpose includes the publication of innovative research. Through the years, AIP journals have become world renowned for their conveyance of cutting-edge research results. Member Societies and other science and technology organizations have increasingly come to use AIP’s expertise and publishing capabilities. Advances in communications technologies over the past decade have created challenges to the viability of publishing enterprises and of publications of all types, from daily newspapers to encyclopedias. Those advances have also brought intellectual ownership challenges, from the protection of proprietary content to issues surrounding open access. Scientific journals have not been immune to the hurricane-force winds buffeting longstanding publication models. AIP has stayed ahead of these winds, has anticipated new directions, and has remained active in “global engineering” to steer the winds of public understanding and policy. In 2009, AIP began a strategic realignment of its publishing operations. The new vision, “to inspire every physical and applied scientist in the world to turn to AIP and its partners for the information they need,” says it all. The vision provides the foundation for AIP’s relationships with its customers and publishing partners around the world and for its outreach to new partners and customers. That vision is also the foundation for empowering AIP’s employees to strive for excellence in the support of the diffusion of physics knowledge through publishing and outreach activities. On the public understanding and policy front, especially related to public access, AIP is nationally and internationally proactive in publishing groups. AIP is also a key participant in a Scholarly Publishing Roundtable that brought together, under the auspices of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, stakeholders from universities and commercial and nonprofit publishers for intense idea sharing, consensus building, and problem solving on how to accomplish public access to scholarly publications that result from federally funded research. The first fruits of the effort are recorded in the Roundtable report, available at http://www.aau.edu/policy/ scholarly_publishing_roundtable.aspx?id=6894. The winds of change in scholarly publishing will continue largely undiminished in the next year and into the future, but AIP’s strategic focus should ensure that AIP remains a leading information provider for “every physical and applied scientist in the world.”

AIP Officers Benjamin Snavely Corporate Secretary

Richard Baccante

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Braun

Vice President, Human Resources

Catherine O’Riordan

Robert Van Hook (AGU)

Vice President, Physics Resources

Quinton Williams (MAL)

John Haynes

* = Executive Committee

Vice President, Publishing

MAL = Member-At-Large

Louis Lanzerotti

Governing Board Chair

H. Frederick Dylla

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer


AIP Annual Report 2009