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1.Scitation is run by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and is the online home for their journals and conference proceedings, as well as those of AIP member societies, including AAPT. AJP is available on Scitation at <>.
2.If there's one journal that every college and university with a physics department in the country (perhaps the world) should subscribe to it is AJP. The journal's broad scope, educational focus, usefulness, and readability makes it an incredible resource for all physics faculty and many physics students. If your institution does not subscribe to AJP, we urge you to contact your librarian immediately and do whatever it takes to start a subscription.
3. J. Shulman et al., “ Experimental determination of circuit equations,” Am. J. Phys. 83, 6471 (2015).
4.Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, <>. See also the AAPT Author Agreement for Open Access, <>.
5. O. James et al., “ Visualizing Interstellar's wormhole,” Am. J. Phys. 83, 486499 (2015).
6. B. A. Scalettar and J. R. Abney, “ Biomedical imaging in the undergraduate physics curriculum: Module on optical microscopy,” Am. J. Phys. (to be publsihed).
7.According to its web site, arXiv was started in 1991 (formerly at <> and currently <>) as “a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles.” Initially consisting almost entirely of high-energy physics articles, arXiv now hosts more than a million articles covering all areas of physics (including physics education), plus mathematics, statistics, computer science, biology, and even finance.
8.AAPT Copyright Transfer Agreement, <>.
9.Physical Review Special Topics—Physics Education Research, <>.
10.While we respect the preferences of those who choose only online access, we count ourselves among the many AJP readers who still value the printed version. Perhaps printed journals are no longer needed for frontier research, where specialists look only at papers that pertain to their immediate research needs. But AJP is not a research journal; our goal is to publish articles that will be interesting and accessible to all physicists. Each AJP issue is also short enough to be browsed rather thoroughly in a single sitting. For this type of reading, print is still more convenient than pixels.
11.There is now a vast literature on open access. One thorough exposition by an early proponent is Peter Suber, Open Access (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012), <>.
12. J. Tobochnik, “ Editorial: Open access,” Am. J. Phys. 74, 853854 (2006).
13.National Institutes of Health “Public Access Policy,” <>.
14.National Science Foundation, “NSF's Public Access Plan: Todays Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries,” <>.
15.Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), “Open Access,” <>.

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