Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

Abstract: 

"The Physics and Astronomy Classification SchemeĀ® (PACS) was developed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and has been used in Physical Review since 1975 to identify fields and sub-fields of physics. It is used in a variety of ways, for example, in the online journals as a tool in searching for articles by subject. PACS is arranged hierarchically, by subdivision of the whole spectrum of subject matter in physics- and astronomy-related sciences into segments and then repeating the process of subdivision down to four levels. The latest edition of PACS is the 2010 edition."

English Abstract: 

"The Physics and Astronomy Classification SchemeĀ® (PACS) was developed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and has been used in Physical Review since 1975 to identify fields and sub-fields of physics. It is used in a variety of ways, for example, in the online journals as a tool in searching for articles by subject. PACS is arranged hierarchically, by subdivision of the whole spectrum of subject matter in physics- and astronomy-related sciences into segments and then repeating the process of subdivision down to four levels. The latest edition of PACS is the 2010 edition."

Alternative Title: 
PACS
English Title: 
Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme
Year of Creation: 
1975
Author: 
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD, 20740, United States