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Enhancements to APS Online Journals

Free JETP Letters Online

In an effort to promote the online version of the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics (JETP Letters Online), the American Institute of Physics (AIP) is offering free access to current subscribers of Physical Review Letters-online from October 15, 1997, through December 31, 1998. One of the most important physics journals published in Russia, JETP presents timely and topical short papers, emphasizing fundamental theoretical and experimental research in all fields of physics - from solid state to elementary particles. Its first-hand reports of the current state of research in the former Soviet Union place it among the most consulted journals serving physics, chemistry and engineering departments and laboratories around the world.

The online edition provides access to JETP Letters Online articles beginning with January 1996 issues, and includes the following features: reference linking to connect to a referenced article's abstract; new download options to enable users to print full-text PostScript or PDF files for each published article; and "See also" links providing access to such related information as errata, multi-part papers, reader comments and author responses to comments. Subscribers to PRL-o may gain immediate access to JETP Letters Online using their current username and password. They may also link from one letters journal to the other without re-validation. There is no need to complete another subscriber agreement for access. For technical questions, contact AIP at 516-576-2262, or via e-mail: ojshelp@aip.org.

APS Link Manager Now Available

The APS announces a new "link manager" to facilitate linking to our online journals by providing a simple URL scheme based upon the information found in a typical journal citation. In particular, issue numbers are not needed even though some of our online offerings use URLs that require the issue number. The APS has promulgated a policy of keeping all abstracts in our online offerings freely available, making them a natural target for outside links into our journals. By using the APS link manager, researchers, publishers, and libraries can link easily to Physical Review without worrying about future changes in the location of our online services, changes in the URLs that are used internally within these services, or broken links because of subscription limitations. Information on the APS link manager can be found at http://publish.aps.org/linkfaq.html.

PINET-Plus and SPIN Abstracts

An online subscription to Physical Review Letters allows access to both the AIP SPIN and Advance SPIN Abstracts bibliographic database. SPIN contains the abstracts of over 80 physics journals since 1975, a total of over 700,000 entries. PINET-Plus, an information service of the AIP, is also accessible without charge to Physical Review Letters online subscribers. Both PINET-Plus and SPIN can be accessed through the entry page of your online subscription under "Access to SPIN Abstracts."

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin