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Members who would like to volunteer their services as technical reviewers are needed. Society members with ideas for new books or candidates for the Classic Re-Issue series are urged to get in touch with:

John T. Scott,
Magnetics Society Liaison to IEEE Press

For Classic Re-Issues, the contact is
Stan Charap

For new books in data storage, the contact is
" Gordon F. Hughes"

For new books in other areas, the contact is
John T. Scott


The following is an excerpt from the

IEEE Magnetics Society Publications Report
          Boulder, Colorado, 9 August 2004
          Submitted by Ron Goldfarb, Publications Chairman

Publications Department for 2004 — IEEE Transactions on Magnetics: Ron B. Goldfarb (Editor-in-Chief),

“Statistics on Xplore usage are maintained by IEEE. Of 165 IEEE periodicals, including newsletters and magazines, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics ranked 8th in terms of number of hits (PDF views) in 2003 (9th in 2002). This does not include access to the Transactions’ legacy digitized papers published before 1988. In terms of the subset of institutional users, the Transactions ranked 8th in 2003 (9th in 2002). For the subset of member users, it ranked 6th in 2003 (13th in 2002). The total number of PDF views increased by 122% from 2002 to 2003, institutional use increased by 144%, and member use increased by 52%. We expect a larger increase in member usage for 2004 because the paper version of the Transactions is no longer mailed to members (unless they subscribe to that version). “


The IEEE Xplore(R) Release 1.5 provides free abstract/citation records for guests and enhanced linking to complete abstract/citation records for IEEE members and subscribers, as well as:
                4 Title history for related journals and magazines
                4 Ask *IEEE link for referenced articles not in IEEE Xplore
                4 Google to index IEEE abstracts, enabling searches to locate IEEE content
                     directly from a Google web search
                4 Thomson ISI now includes links from their Web of Science products
                     directly to articles in IEEE Xplore(R).
In addition, through IEEE Xplore 1.5, subscribers to the IEEE Member Digital Library can now sort information in their personal file cabinets by publication name, primary author and original filing date.

For more information on this release, visit

Starting in 1965 with vol. 1, now all papers published in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS are available at IEEE Xplore, as well as the searchable Cumulative Index 1985-2000, Volumes 21-36

Ron Goldfarb
Editor in Chief