December 17, 2003

Free table-of-contents alerting service for American Physical Society journals

College Park, MD – The American Physical Society (APS) announced today that it will offer free table of contents (TOC) notification service for each Journal published by APS: Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics to subscribers and non-subscribers. The TOC notification service will provide users of the APS journals with email alerts of recently published issues.

Researchers can now sign up for free Email Alerts, with table of contents listing for each new journal issue. Alerts are sent immediately to the user's email after the complete issue is published online. Users may choose between ASCII and HTML formats for the alerts. Alerts in ASCII format contain the URL for the journal issue and a list of all articles in the issue. HTML alerts are fully hyperlinked to abstracts and full-text for each article. Journal subscribers will be able to seamlessly link to and access full-text content from the HTML TOCs and non-subscribers may purchase full-text articles using online ordering services.

Signing up is easy and secure - just go to the Email Alerts Center at the APS Journal Homepage: and from the individual journal homepages, enter your name and email address, and select which format you want to receive your alerts (either HTML or ASCII format).

This service is a vital research tool, which will keep you up-to-date with the latest scientific breakthroughs and discoveries.

The American Physical Society is a membership organization that is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. APS publishes leading international physics journals, including Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics, organizes major scientific meetings, and provides strong outreach programs in education and international and public affairs.

Contact: Barbara Hicks, Associate Publisher Tel: 301-209-3202 Email:

Note: Journalists may still receive complimentary copies of APS journal articles on request from the APS media office  (, 301-209-3238)

About APS

The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, Maryland (Headquarters), Ridge, New York, and Washington, D.C.