What's new in PROLA
January 2, 2013
- 2009 material is now part of PROLA.
January 2, 2012
- 2008 material is now part of PROLA.
June 6, 2011
January 3, 2011
- 2007 material is now part of PROLA.
January 2, 2010
- 2006 material is now part of PROLA
- APS journal subscriptions now go back to the first volume of the journal. A PROLA subscription is still needed to access all material in Physical Review Series I and II and archival content for journals for which you do not have access through a journal subscription.
- Search engine for APS journals rebranded under the main APS Journal website (http://publish.aps.org/). Search engine has been upgraded with new facets. It now contains Physics content and is generally improved.
- Article purchases via credit card are now done through an APS.
- APS member Article Packs are now maintained by APS.
December 7, 2009
- An entirely rewritten PROLA was released. New APS Journal accounts are needed by individual subscribers to access PROLA now.
January 5, 2009
- 2005 material is now part of PROLA.
May 15, 2008
PROLA now supports OpenURL, you can edit your link resolver preferences here. Setting an OpenURL resolver will enable the display of OpenURL links in the references.
April 9, 2008
Updated Look and Feel
The look and feel of the PROLA interface has been updated to bring it in line with the redesign of all of the homepages for the APS journals. PROLA now features a more modern look with tabbed article pages, streamlined navigation links, and several other minor enhancements. Let us know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 1, 2008
- 2004 material is now part of PROLA.
April 20, 2007
A substantially improved search interface is now available. New features include:
- A greatly improved interface for viewing, navigating, and refining search results
- Search result ranking by citation counts (as provided by publishers participating in CrossRef's Forward Linking program)
- Easy searching on articles chosen as PRL Editors' Suggestions, freely available through our 'Free To Read' program, or featured in Physical Review Focus
- Improved speed
Watch for more new features coming soon!
January 1, 2007
- 2003 material is now part of PROLA.
June 19, 2006
Improved Forward Linking
PROLA now displays citing articles from publishers that participate in the CrossRef forward linking program. The interface for citing articles has also been completely redone to allow convenient browsing by journal and year. For example: Citations of Einstein's EPR paper. Please note: Data for non-APS articles provided by the publisher of the respective journals through CrossRef. Any errors or omissions are the responsibility of the primary publisher.
May 10, 2006
- PROLA now supports the export of citations in BibTeX or EndNote (RIS) format.
- Improved reference linking
- Quick search box added to the top of each page
- Updated user interface (better standards compliance with XHTML/CSS)
January 3, 2006
- 2002 material is now part of PROLA.
- Pages are delivered with UTF-8 encoding for better display of Greek letters
and other special characters.
January 5, 2005
- 2001 material is now part of PROLA.
- Full text searching of all APS material has been added to the search engine.
- Links for articles chosen for coverage in Phys. Rev. Focus and Physics News Update have been added.
March 23, 2004
The American Physical Society is one of nine publishers participating in a CrossRef pilot project that uses Google to provide full-text searching of scholarly research. The full text of all APS journal articles (all the way back to 1893) has been indexed by Google. Please note: This pilot was since discontinued.
January 5, 2004
- 2000 material is now part of PROLA.
June 25, 2003
- Starting in May, users who are accessing PROLA content via an institutional
subscription now see a message on each abstract page informing them that
access is through the subscription. The name of the institution is part
of the message.
January 2, 2003
- 1999 material is now part of PROLA.
December 18, 2002
- The PROLA search engine (which indexes all APS journal material published
from 1893 to present) is now freely available to all users. Access to the full
text of articles and other online journal features still requires a paid
October 4, 2002
- Links to the Chemical Abstracts Service (www.cas.org) and to the NASA Astrophysics Data System (adsabs.harvard.edu) have been added. They are denoted by CAS and ADS, respectively, in the references sections of the papers.
April 23, 2002
- The main PROLA server is now located at a colocation facility in
New York City. This change should result in much better bandwidth and
- The search engine has been replaced to give better performance.
February 8, 2002
- The last full issue missing from PROLA has now been filled in -
Phys. Rev. C, volume 2, issue 6 is now online.
January 8, 2002
- Search engine has been updated to include current material as
well as PROLA material. Abstracts of search results can be viewed even
for current material. A link is provided on the search abstract page
for getting to the article in the current contents journals.
January 7, 2002
- 1998 material is now part of PROLA.
- Linking to external resources (SPIN and INSPEC via AIP's OJPS
server, SLAC's SPIRES database, and other journals via CrossRef)
has been extended to all of PROLA (formerly, was just for 1997).
- New look and feel to integrate with the rest of the APS
- Missing references for thousands of 1985-1995 articles now
- Much better handling of abbreviated journal references in which
journal and/or author list are suppressed in original text for
- Many other small bug fixes.
October 31, 2001
- Essentially all volumes that needed rescanning for the period
1985-1996 have been completed. About 15 issues (out of approximately
1700 total) still need to be completed.
- Reviews of Modern Physics, volume 20, issue 3 is now online. Only
Phys. Rev. C, volume 2, issue 6 is missing in the PROLA collection and
we should be able to fill that in by the end of the year.
October 3, 2001
- New scans for Phys. Rev. A-D up to volume 46 and Phys. Rev. Lett. volume
70 now online.
September 20, 2001
- New scans for Phys. Rev. A-D up to volume 39 and Phys. Rev. Lett. volume
64 now online.
September 12, 2001
- New higher quality images for all 1985 and 1986 Phys. Rev. and
Phys. Rev. Lett. volumes have been made available. New volumes will
be added regularly.
June 29, 2001
- Links between related papers added (Comments, Replies, and
- Links to citing articles added
- Ability to choose a preferred mirror added
June 7, 2001
- The first PROLA mirror, hosted by the Cornell University Library,
is now available. Some users may have better network
connectivity to the Cornell server and this will help ensure 24/7
access to PROLA contents for all PROLA subscribers. The server may
be accessed either via http://cornell.mirror.aps.org/ or http://prola.library.cornell.edu/.
May 14, 2001
- PROLA essentially complete and covers all APS material from
- Search engine updated to cover 1893-1997.
May 1, 2001
- New search engine finally installed! Covers all material from 1958-1997.
April 20, 2001
- 1958-1969 now available for Physical Review Letters (now
complete!), Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review (Series
March 9, 2001
- 1970-1974 now available for all journals. This completes
Phys. Rev. A - E (Physical Review Series III).
February 19, 2001
- 1975-1980 now available for all journals.
- Substantially cleaned up reference sections (converted from legacy
data) now online.
January 8, 2001
- All 1997 APS journal volumes have been moved into PROLA.
- 1981 - 1984 volumes of the Physical Review journals are now
available in PROLA.
- All of Reviews of Modern Physics from 1981 - 1997 is now
available in PROLA.
- Pre-1985 material has been scanned at 600 dpi - this makes files
larger, but much higher quality. Also, greyscale figures are now
available as separate JPEG's for this material.
- References are now displayed with abstracts (for subscribers).
- References are now linked to external resources (for 1997 material
only at the moment). External resources include AIP's SPIN and INSPEC
databases, SLAC's SPIRES HEP database and online reports and
publications, other publishers via CrossRef, and to Medline. More
resources will be added over the next several months and all PROLA
material will be enhanced shortly to display links.
- Articles in PROLA can now be incorporated in the AIP's OJPS
Article Collection service
- Non-subscribers may now purchase individual articles with a credit
card via AIP's Quick Article Buy service.
- Article text display (from converted raw troff and TeX) has been