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AIP (American Institute of Physics)

AIP Style refers to the citation format established by the American Institute of Physics. AIP is the format commonly used in the field of physics. AIP is a numbered style with references numbered in the order of appearance in the article and listed in that order at the end of the article.

Online guides

  • AIP Style Manual from the official American Institute of Physics website.  Fourth edition.  Includes printable PDF version.

Example sites

Print style guides

  • AIP Style Guide - fourth edition, copyright, 1990-1997, prepared by the American Institute of Physics
AIP style manual / prepared under the direction of the AIP Publication Board.
Edition: 4th ed.
Publication Info.: New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 1990.
Call Number: QC5.45 .A45 1990 

EndNotes output styles

Style manuals in the University Libraries collections

Book and ebook versions of major styles guides.

EndNote at Virginia Tech


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