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AIP Publishing Partners with MathJax

AIP online journals now offer MathJax to display mathematics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — November 28, 2011 — Design Science today announced that AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics, has become a MathJax partner, providing major funding and using MathJax to render mathematics in its online journals. MathJax is an open-source JavaScript display engine that produces high-quality math in all modern browsers, without plug-ins or other special set-up requirements. Design Science initiated and directs the MathJax project.

“Both our reader and author communities will benefit greatly from AIP’s use and support of MathJax,” said AIP Director of Business Development Terry Hulbert. “The MathJax project is an important step forward, not only in the clarity with which it displays math, but in the usability and accessibility of math and online learning. AIP is proud to support the MathJax project.”

“AIP’s use and financial support of MathJax is a huge boost to the project,” said Robert Miner, MathJax Project Director. “This will significantly increase awareness and hopefully attract more support for MathJax.”

MathJax lets users copy equations from AIP’s online journal articles and paste them directly into Word and LaTeX documents, science blogs, MathType, and research wikis. Equations can also be copied and pasted into calculation software like Maple, Mathematica, and others. MathJax supports the use of STIX fonts (stixfonts.org), which will improve MathJax’s speed when rendering mathematics.

AIP is seeking feedback from the scientific community on the utility of MathJax as it continues to develop the service. To see MathJax in action, visit the 50th Anniversary issue of the Journal of Mathematical Physics (jmp.aip.org/resource/1/jmapaq/v51/i1). Every article in the issue is freely available. Select read online for any article, and once in the HTML view, go to the navigation bar and turn on MathJax.

About American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics is an organization of 10 physical science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics. AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals and offers full-solution publishing services for its Member Societies. AIP publishes 13 journals; two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. AIP also delivers valuable resources and expertise in education and student services, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and other sciences.

About MathJax
MathJax was initiated in 2009 by Design Science, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) with the aim of developing a universal, robust, and easy to use solution to display mathematics on the web, which had been a long-standing technical challenge. MathJax has since become the new standard for high-quality display of mathematics on the web. It is widely used by leading publishers and platforms, with over half a million page requests a week to the project’s content distribution network servers. The project receives major financial support from the Stack Exchange, the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, Elsevier, the Optical Society, Project Euclid, WebAssign, IOP Publishing, and IEEE.

About Design Science
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, MathFlow, MathDaisy and MathPlayer, to communicate on the web and in print. For more information please visit www.dessci.com.

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