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AIP Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 0094-243X; Each volume is also assigned an ISBN)

Applied Physics Letters (Print: ISSN 0003-6951; Online: ISSN 1077-3118)

Applied Physics Reviews (ISSN: 1931-9401)

Biomicrofluidics (ISSN: 1932-1058)

Chaos (Print: ISSN 1054-1500; Online: ISSN 1089-7682)

Journal of Applied Physics (Print: ISSN 0021-8979; Online: ISSN 1089-7550)

The Journal of Chemical Physics (Print: ISSN 0021-9606; Online: ISSN 1089-7690)

Journal of Mathematical Physics (Print: ISSN 0022-2488; Online: ISSN 1089-7658)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (ISSN: 1941-7012)

Low Temperature Physics (Print: ISSN 1063-777X; Online: ISSN 1090-6517)

Physics of Fluids (Print: ISSN 1070-6631; Online: ISSN 1089-7666)

Physics of Plasmas (Print: ISSN 1070-664X; Online: ISSN 1089-7674)

Review of Scientific Instruments (Print: ISSN 0034-6748; Online: ISSN 1089-7623)

Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data is published by AIP Publishing for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (Print: ISSN 0047-2689; Online: ISSN 1529-7845)

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