Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme® (PACS)
The PACS scheme for 2010 is available here.
The 2010 Special Edition specifies additions, modifications, and deletions made to the 2008 version.
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The Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme® (PACS) was developed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and has been used in Physical Review since 1975 to identify fields and sub-fields of physics. It is used in a variety of ways, for example, in the online journals as a tool in searching for articles by subject. PACS is arranged hierarchically, by subdivision of the whole spectrum of subject matter in physics- and astronomy-related sciences into segments and then repeating the process of subdivision down to four levels.
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