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Online Access

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Parts of the Physics Today web site are free to all visitors. These articles are indicated in the magazine print edition with a "free" icon while access to job advertisements and the online departments are free to all visitors.

To comment on any article, a visitor must register on the site. Registration is free but requires a valid email address.

Access to the full editorial content of Physics Today requires a subscription to the magazine through membership of the societies affiliated with the American Institute of Physics or directly with Physics Today.

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What has happened to comments on the Website?

All the comments on the Physics Today site have been archived as part of a process to transition to a new content platform that we will be launching in the next few weeks.

Along with a new look, the new content platform will have better options for sharing, notifying, and managing comments, that you submit to Physics Today. None of the previously published comments will be lost as part of this transfer.

Will I need to do anything when the new Website launches?

If you have registered for email alerts but have not registered to use the Physics Today Website, you may be asked to create a profile to manage your email subscriptions. Use your email address for your username. Your password will remain the same.

Print Subscriptions

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General Questions

How can I contact the author of an article?

If the author's contact information is not in the article, you can send contact requests to Physics Today.

How do I cite a Physics Today article?

In the magazine, a citation for a Physics Today article is done on the basis of month, year, page number. For example, PHYSICS TODAY, April 2002, page 27. A permenant link using the articles DOI is also available. Standardized citations in other publication should use the volume/issue/page number layout used on the Web site, that is, PHYSICS TODAY Vol. 55 issue 4, page 40.

What is the circulation/readership of Physics Today magazine?

Our readership spans the globe. We can be found in the libraries of most universities and other research institutes. More than 120 000 readers receive Physics Today as a benefit of their membership in one of AIP's member societies or by individual subscriptions.

What is Physics Today's ISSN number?

Physics Today has two ISSN numbers: ISSN 0031-9228 for print and ISSN 1945-0699 for online.

How can I get a back issue of the print magazine?

Please contact Customer Service, AIP Publishing, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 110, Melville, NY 11747; fax 516-349-9704; telephone 516-576-2270; email: during normal US business hours. Issues cost $60 each for members, $119 each for nonmembers.

How frequently do you update the site?

The site is updated several times a week.

How large is the archive?

The entire print run of Physics Today, from 1948 through the present, is available online. Full text searching is available on content from 2001 onwards.

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