Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nuovo cimento

The question seemed simple: what’s wrong with the link to Nuovo Cimento? 

 I maintain a list of links  -->to the journals consulted by our researchers.  It makes it easier for me to follow up on access questions in this complex & frequently changing arena.  I include it on the IfA Library webpage so our researchers can most easily discover what is directly available via our licenses vs what requires document delivery services.  I'm always happy to be alerted to broken links! 

I investigated this title and was surprised by the complexity of its history.  I’m posting this so I’ll have my notes of the exploration. I’ve combined the publication histories of the different titles with information on what UHM Hamilton Library has in paper.  (Several parts of Nuovo Cimento have ceased.  The archival journals are available from SpringerLink, however, UHM has only a partial full-text license for 1997- on.  So the paper journals are the only available copies.)

 Nuovo Cimento is a series of peer reviewed scientific journals of physics. The series was first established in 1855, when Carlo Matteucci and Raffaele Piria started publishing Il Nuovo Cimento as the continuation of Il Cimento, which they established in 1844. In 1897, Nuovo Cimento became the official journal of the Italian Physical Society.”

The Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF)/ Italian Physical Society continues to publish several journals.  They have a useful page on their ceased publications

Nuovo cimento
published: 1855-1965: v. 1-28, 1855-68; 2nd ser., v. 1-16, 1869-76; 3rd ser., v. 1-36, 1877-94; 4th ser., v. 1-12, 1895-1900; 5th ser., v. 1-20, 1901-10; 6th ser., v. 1-24, 1911-22; 7th ser., v. 25-26, 1923; n.s. [8th ser.] v. 1-19, 1924-42; 9th ser., v. 1-12, 1943-54; 10th ser., v. 1-39, 1955-65.]
• UH Manoa Hamilton has [Call Number:  QC1 .N9]: 9th ser., v. 11-12 pt.2, 1943-54; 10th ser., v. 1-39, 1955-65 [miss: v.14].
• Split 1965 into:         Nuovo cimento. A 1965-
                                    Nuovo cimento. B 1965-

Il nuovo cimento. A, Nuclei, particles and fields 
was published between 1965 and 1996 in two series: (1965-1970) and (1971-1996). 
As of January 1st, 2000 merged into The European Physical Journal A and The European Physical Journal C.
• UH Manoa [Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.A  and QC1 .N9 Pt.A ser.11] has: ser.10:v.40(1965:Nov.)-ser.10:v.59(1969:Feb.),

Variant titles:
  • Relativity, classical and statistical physics  
  • General physics, relativity, astronomy and plasmas  
  • General physics, relativity, astronomy and mathematical physics and methods,  
Il Nuovo Cimento B was published between 1965 and 2010.  As of January 1st, 2011 continues as European Physical Journal Plus.
 UHM Hamilton holdings: • Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.B; ser.10:v.40(1965:Nov.)-v.70: no.2(1970:Nov.), ser.11:v.1(1971:Jan.)-v.3(1971:June) 
• Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.B ser.11: v.4B:no.1(1971) -v.62B:no.2(1981), v.63B:no.2 (1981)-v.110:no.12 (1995:Dec.)  

Bologna : Società italiana di fisica
• UHM Hamilton [Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.C]: v.1C(1978)-v.18C(1995)

Il nuovo cimento : della Società italiana di fisica. Sezione D, Condensed matter, atomic, molecular and chemical physics, biophysics 
Società italiana di fisica. Bologna : Compositori.
published 1982- 1998.  As of January 1st, 1999, this journal merged into The EuropeanPhysical Journal B and The European Physical Journal D.
• UH Manoa Hamilton: • Call Number:  QC1 .N9 Pt.D: v.1D (1982)-v.17D (1995) (CANCELLED AFTER 1995)  
SpringerLink: Il Nuovo Cimento D; Volume 1 / 1982 - Volume 20 / 1998 [UHM 1997-1998 only]

Nuovo cimento. supplemento.  [1949-62; serie 1, v.1-6, 1963-68]
• Superseded by:  Rivista del nuova cimento.  Bologna, Societá italiana di fisica.
UHM SINCLAIR LIBRARY, 2ND FLOOR: Call Number: QC1 .N93: 1954-1962, ser.prima:v.1 (1963)-ser.prima:v.6 (1968)

La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento the one of the journals currently published by the
Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF)/ Italian Physical Society.  No UHM paper holdings.
SpringerLink: Vol 1/1971- 22/1999 from [UHM 1997-1998 only]