New service from World Scientific Publishing Co

Page last modified on 01 December 2022, at 10:20 AM (initially posted on 1 December 2022)

World Scientific publishes about 600 new titles a year and 160 journals in various fields, spanning across Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Asian Studies.

World Scientific Publishing's platform provides seamless access to nearly 200,000 articles, 12000 ebooks including monograph, textbooks, conference proceeding and major reference works.

World Scientific Publishing Co Pte LtdWorld Scientific Publishing CoeduPersonScopedAffiliation1Yes

This service uses the Atypon SP entityID

WAYFless URLs: For World Scientific Publishing Co, the format is:

The idp parameter is the entityID within the federation of the institution's Identity Provider (IdP). The redirectUri parameter is optional, but by default should be %2F. Users would be redirected to the World Scientific homepage after they've signed in, but administrators may use that parameter to have users directed to a particular journal, or page within a site. Both parameter values should be URL encoded.

This service is available for subscription to UK HE, FE & research councils through JISC Collections.


1. The only attribute that an identity provider must release for its users to be able to access many services that are licensed for use by everyone at a particular organisation is eduPersonScopedAffiliation. This is a scoped attribute, which might, for example, have the value "member" in scope "", often written as:

It is used for the basic authorisation decision: does subscribe to the service in question? If so, the user is allowed access. The service provider will maintain its own list of which organisations (scopes) can access its service. For allowed organisations, the federation's Technical Recommendations for Participants indicate that, in HE/FE, users with scoped affiliation values from the set {member, student, staff, faculty, employee} are typically authorised to access content licensed on the basis of the JISC Model Licence, while {affiliate, alum} are not.

While a Shibboleth identity provider can generate eduPersonScopedAffiliation statically by setting the required value in attribute-resolver.xml, this should only be done when it is known that all users are authorised. Otherwise, the value can be picked up from your LDAP / Active Directory as described on the IdP setup page.

Users of other IdP software should check their documentation.