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American Institute of Physics

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The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a membership corporation created in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application.

As an "umbrella" organization, AIP supports ten Member Societies. The institute is one of the world's largest publishers of physics journals and produces the publications of more than 25 scientific and engineering societies through its New York-based publishing division. It has an annual budget (in 2008) of approximately US$ 75 million with a staff of more than 450 employees located in its headquarters in College Park, Maryland and in its publishing center in Melville, New York.


  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Crystallographic Association
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Physical Society
  • AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
  • Optical Society of America
  • The Society of Rheology

Most important journals

The most important journals (with links to their homepages) published by the AIP are: