Encyclopedia Magnetica is an encyclopaedia of magnetics.
There are encyclopaedic articles on various topics from the area of widely applied “magnetics”: from theory and physics, through materials, devices, machines, sensors, technologies, to application in science, medicine, everyday life and much more.
In Wikipedia the articles are written by many authors, often anonymous. Although mostly correct, the articles might contain errors, and the sources of the information are often not given. It is almost impossible to verify who is the author of a given article or paragraph, what is his or her background, what are the sources on which the information is based.
Encyclopedia Magnetica was started on 25th September 2012 by Dr Stan Zurek, who holds a PhD in magnetics-related discipline and is a Senior Member of IEEE, Magnetics Society. He has been working for number of years in academia and industry and authored over 60 scientific and technical publications, as well as participated in a number of international and UK magnetic conferences.
Each “Magnetica” article is written or verified either by Stan Zurek, or by another colleague with appropriate degree or experience in magnetics, or a related field.
All articles are created on a basis similar to peer-reviewed publications (where possible). Full references are given for all the sources of factual information, equations, diagrams, etc. These are: books, peer reviewed papers, PhD theses, or manufacturer information (for instance if specific devices or materials are mentioned). Wikipedia and/or Wikimedia Commons might be used sometimes only as a source of images.
Because of such publication process the presented information is more reliable. The articles might not be complete, but they will not contain false unreferenced information. The Authors do not claim to posses absolute knowledge in all imaginable sub-areas of magnetics. But their expertise allows much more weighted judgement on the quality of the sources, so that the Reader can have greater confidence in the quality of the presented information, as compared to Wikipedia.
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The review process is described here: Review process.
Each article in Magnetica starts with an intuitive concise definition, followed by a more detailed text. Each article, is signed with a real name of the author(s), with link to authors' personal pages. Date of the latest modification is also included (at the bottom of the page) for benefit of the Readers.
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