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Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme® (PACS®) is an internationally adopted, hierarchical subject classification scheme, designed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) to classify and categorize the literature of physics and astronomy.
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2010 edition (Final version)
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"PACS® 2010 will be the final version but will continue to be available for use through our [AIP's] website."
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Scope and Usage
PACS provides an essential tool for classification and efficient retrieval of literature in physics and astronomy; as such, PACS is used by AIP and other international publishers of journals in physics, astronomy, and related fields.”
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American Institute of Physics
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