is a free informal monthly web magazine encouraging readers to explore the
'miniature world' around them both on a microscopic and macroscopic scale.
It was first published in November 1995. As far as possible, all material published to date
is accessible in the online Library. (See footnote 1 on archiving).
success relies on voluntary contributors worldwide. These include amateur
microscopists, naturalists, teachers, students and youngsters. Some professional
scientists have also kindly allowed Micscape to share popular accounts
of their work.
contributors from all age groups and skill levels to reflect the broad
spectrum of microscopy enthusiasts.
contributors to prepare their own web material where possible, but the
voluntary site administrators who are amateur microscopists/naturalists
are pleased to help with article preparation where we can. The authors
are ultimately responsible for checking the accuracy of their material.
All articles have an author contact and feedback to the authors is welcomed
and encouraged. We are pleased to amend articles post-publication if desired.
(See footnote 2 on Micscape's scope).
forms part of the Microscopy
UK web site which hosts a wide range of resources for people of all
ages interested in popular microscopy. The web site is coordinated by Maurice
Smith (UK), the site's co-founder. The Micscape Editor is Dave
Walker (UK) aided by a number of volunteers, notably Wim van Egmond,
Anne Bruce and Maurice who help prepare contributors' material as well
as their own.
The copyright of contributors own
material on Micscape is retained by them. Readers are free
to download material for their own use only, or for use in small projects
in clubs or schools. No commercial re-publication is allowed without written
magazine is not a commercial organisation - it is run by volunteers and
is kept advert free. Relevant product advertising on the parent Microscopy
UK web site offers a useful service to the hobbyist and helps pays the
bills; the overheads for such a large site are considerable!
Microscopy UK web site is described in more detail here.
1 (Archiving): Micscape material is carefully archived both online
and offline. Web page addresses remain as far as possible constant to ensure
search engine links don't fail. Micscape is also registered with the British
Library as a serial publication. (Online version: ISSN 1365-070x. CD-ROM
archive: ISSN 1478-2693). CD-ROM archives containing the first 75,
and 130 monthly
issues have been sent to them for archiving under their 'Voluntary Deposit'
scheme and updated archives will be deposited
with the British Library approx. every 25 issues.
2 (Micscape's scope): Micscape is an e-zine for enthusiasts to informally
share their interests on the Internet for a popular audience. Microscopy
enthusiasts carrying out studies which are more suited for reporting in
a formal paper, (or who are seeking advice on doing so), are encouraged
to contact the publisher/editor of a peer reviewed microscopy journal.
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