Working Group 2 (WG2), Communication in Physics, was created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. It has been reconstituted to consider the problems that are emerging in electron publishing, and particularly considers internet availability/ reliability, linking between societies and publishers, availability of electronic communication in isolated areas, archiving, peer review, and intellectual property.
It is the primary mission of the working group to make a set of recommendations on important issues in the international aspects of physics communication, especially electronic publication, that are appropriate for IUPAP action.
Chair: Jens Vigen, CERN
Past Chair: Gene Sprouse
Enrique Canessa, ICTP
Sergio M Rezende
Mitsuaki Nozaki, KEK
Report to the General Assembly: 2005, 2014
Report to the IUPAP Council and Commission Chairs: 2010, 2015 (Oct)
First report: 2001
Website for the Long Term Archiving of Digital Documents in Physics.