The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced that ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) International has chosen AIP's Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS) as the platform to host its 17 journals online. ASME journals made their OJPS debut this April. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Journal of Mechanical Design, and Journal of Vibration and Acoustics are some of the ASME publications that are now accessible on the OJPS Web site.
In addition to hosting ASME's 17 journals online, AIP will also provide composition services for the more than 12,000 pages ASME will publish in print this year. These services include typesetting, complete SGML encoding, proofreading, production of digitized graphics, electronic page makeup, and other services that combine to produce well-formatted pages for these publications.
According to the announcement, the Online Journal Publishing Service enhances the value of ASME publications by providing a number of powerful electronic features. These include the following:
* An individual home page for each journal from which users may launch advanced searches of ASME publications
HTML-formatted abstract displays and tables of contents with links to various article-delivery options
Citation links to referenced articles from other publishers and to abstracts indexed in the INSPEC and SPIN databases
Full-text articles in HTML format with intra-document links to figures, tables, and reference citations, and in Adobe PDF and PostScript format
Early online availability of articles, often weeks before print versions
A "virtual filing cabinet" feature that allows researchers to store selected articles in a custom list for future reference
"By mounting their journals on OJPS, ASME International greatly increases the breadth of material that their members can access," said Darlene Walters, AIP's vice president for publishing. …