APS Data Sets for Research (September 16, 2010)
The American Physical Society (APS) is making available to researchers two data sets based on our journals Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics. This corpus comprises over 450,000 articles and dates back to 1893; its size and extent make it attractive for use in research about networks and the social aspects of science. The first data set consists of all pairings of articles in which one article cites another within the collection. The second set contains basic metadata about each article in the collection. Researchers may learn more about the data sets and request access to them by visiting http://publish.aps.org/datasets/. Requests will be quickly reviewed and, if approved, the data will be made available for download. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.