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What happened to online articles published in K-theory (Springer journal)?

As most people probably know, the journal "K-theory" used to be published by Springer, but was discontinued after the editorial board resigned around 2007. The editors (or many of them) started the ...
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Rankings of mathematical conferences and journals

Just to keep it simple: What rankings of mathematical conferences and journals are available in the internet? (I'm only interested in rankings, not about any discussion about rankings.)
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Where to look for corrections of papers?

When I start reading a paper, is there some easy way to find a list of corrections for that paper? For example, it happens occasionally that some result of a paper turns out to be wrong, or at least ...
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recreational maths venue for amateur mathematicians

does anyone know of a recreational maths venue which publishes, announces, or distributes mathematical results (at university level) which would be of interest to amateur mathematicians also ? Thank ...
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How to cite a sequence from The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)?

In my paper I want to provide a reference for a sequence (in this case - A001970) from The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS). However, I couldn't find an official bib entry for it ...
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Elementary cases of Mihailescu theorem

Hi all; I just ended to write a file which collects some cases of Mihailescu theorem that are solvable directly with elementary tools, and that can be useful to a student following math contests; in ...
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Two questions about combinatorics journals

Hello, I have two questions regarding combinatorics journals. I hope that this is the right place for such questions. Which combinatorics/DM journals would you consider as the "top tier"? I tried ...
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How long should one wait for a report before asking about its status? [closed]

I apologize if this question is too soft or if its answers would be too subjective for this site. However, I would find it highly useful to have such a question answered on this site, and I believe ...
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Should science authors discourage / boycott the recent push for author IDs [closed]

In recent years, several organizations (publishers, arXiv, universities) started pushing for systems of a reliable author identification, gaining considerable traction with the recent launch of ORCID. ...
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submit the second part of a paper

I couldn't find similar question being asked here. The closest one I can find is When to split/merge papers?. Here is my situation: I proved a theorem. When I try to type it, I found that it's very ...
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13 months and not even one report. what would you do?

I submitted a 24 pages paper to a good journal - say usually in the top 10-20 - of pure maths, and after 14 months from the submission I haven't received any report. The last news I had from the ...
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Is “Notices of the American Mathematical Society” available before 1995?

I tried to find some paper published in Notices of the American Mathematical Society 1975 By E. Calabi, On manifolds with non-negative Ricci curvature II Notices of the American Mathematical ...
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When should I publish my results?

I just finish my masters thesis, and I was told by one of the referees that I should publish some of the results in there. However I feel that I mainly repeat arguments by other people in a slightly ...
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Is it common practice to publish parts of a PhD thesis in advance? [closed]

I'm interested in publishing parts of my PhD thesis in advance and I'm wondering wether or not this will result in problems later on. One of the problems I'm thinking of is that usually the copyright ...
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Who uses keywords (and how)?

Almost all journals ask for keywords and most authors comply. Does any math researcher out there actually use them to search? Are there mechanisms to do that? I just wrote to someone that I assumed ...
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Should I become a Mathscinet reviewer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to start reviewing I was recently asked to become a MathSciNet reviewer, which, as far as I understand, is something that they ask almost any mathematician at a ...
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Where to publish a math textbook in Creative Commons

The question I am asking concerns publishing and not mathematics in a strict sense, the argument might be off-topic for this site... but I will try anyway. Suppose that you are writing a textbook in ...
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Journals and other sources with “easy reading” papers ?

Some time ago the journal "Algebra and Analysis" (English translation is published in "St. Petersburg Mathematical Journal") had a special section which was called "easy readings for professional ...
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When (if ever) disclose your identity as a reviewer?

The peer review system is in general single blinded: The reviewers will not be known by the authors of a paper by default. One reason for this is to guarantee that the reviewer can write his opinions ...
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Etiquette question: how to acknowledge Bugs Bunny? [closed]

Suppose that a mathematician such as Bugs Bunny answers one of my math questions here on MathOverflow, and then I use the idea in a research paper. How should I acknowledge such a distinguished ...
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Submitting papers “out of logical order” due to different review times or rejections

I am asking this question anonymously and apologize for the paranoia. Suppose you submit a paper on a topic and, while the paper is under review, continue to work on the topic and make enough ...
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Enumeration Result [closed]

Hi I have a very soft question: What exactly is the definition of an enumeration result? Let say I want to enumerate some combinatorial structure and I came up with an equation for a generating ...
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Where to find Asterisque online? [closed]

Is there a place online where one can download papers that have appeared in the Asterisque if "your institution subscribes"? I am especially interested in back issues: Asterisque series published a ...
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Problems with Journal Submissions due to arXiv Submission? [closed]

Hello, I wanted to ask people if they know of any journals that will not accept papers for submission if they have been already posted on arxiv. I am personally interested in Logic Journals, but ...
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Where to submit (relatively) easy solutions to known problems?

I'm sure I'm not the only one with this quandary so hopefully this question is suitable for Mathoverflow. I'm posting anonymously for obvious reasons. In a couple of my papers I have answered ...
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Comparables to Journal of Algebra, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra

It was recently suggested to me to seek comparable, alternative, journals to the above two (I am not interested in discussing why one would want to do so here). I am wondering if anyone has ...
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Reusing Parts of a Proof [closed]

Hi I have a proof for a Lemma which splits into an odd and even case. The proof for the even case was already published by someone else in a different context and the proof for for the odd case is ...
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Should I write to the referee? [closed]

I have submitted a paper to a good journal about 3 months ago. Now I have realized that there is a mistake in the paper. Now I have completely corrected it. It is not a very serious error, but I ...
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Advice on submission of a paper. [closed]

Dear all, I just received a letter from editors of one of top journals, saying "Though the expert consulted felt that your paper, "is a solid paper," the expert did not recommend publication in ...
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Blinding a paper : the acknowledgements section [closed]

I am about to submit a paper (my first!) to a journal in statistics. There is a requirement to submit a "blinded" version. Should I remove the acknowledgements section too for this? If I do, what are ...
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Resubmitting a paper

(Hopefully this question is not too "soft": I asked it at math.stackexchange.com recently and was advised to ask it here instead). I submitted a paper to quite a low-rated journal (impact factor ...
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Citation of a paper with a proof you would like to improve [closed]

Imagine that you are in the following situation: You write up a proof which eventually gets published. There you need a result which is not so well-known but it is contained in another paper P; ...
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A question about rejected journal submissions, similar results, and discrepancies between the order of submission and the order of publication [closed]

Today I just received the decision of my paper from a journal. The paper was submitted last December and my paper is kind of long (about 40 pages), so I think it's reasonable to take such a long time ...
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When is it appropriate to entitle a paper “A note on…” or “On the …”? [closed]

I rarely find modern research papers (on mathematics) that are less than 5 pages long. However, recently I came across a couple of mathematical research papers from the 1960/1970's that were very ...
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What is due diligence when translating a paper?

EDIT: Part of the community has decided on a less catchy and more representative title than "Socially acceptable plagiarism (with regards to translation)". Let's run with that for a while. GRP.10.27 ...
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What journal should I submit a work in number theory to? [closed]

I am just finishing up some work in number theory, but none of my professors could tell me where I should submit my work to (I am an undergrad). Any suggestions?
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L'Intermédiaire des mathématiciens

Does anybody know if the journal L'Intermédiaire des mathématiciens is on the web anywhere? Failing that, does anybody know of a library that has all or even some of the issues? Thanks for any help. ...
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Maiden Names vs. Married Names

Is there a set convention for which name (maiden name or married name) a female married mathematician should use? While this question addresses women's maiden name it applies equally to men's maiden ...
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A question about MathSciNet etiquette

Hello, Recently, a colleague of mine pointed me to a MathSciNet review of one of my papers that is completely off the mark - it is not negative or anything like that, but it grossly misrepresents the ...
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Mathematical etiquette: Rephrasing / restructuring a work, limited release (with attribution) acceptable?

Hello, I am reading a mathematics textbook (which one is irrelevant, and I do not wish to insult the author if (s)he happens to be reading this). One section relies quite a bit on an appendix and ...
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How to resolve a disagreement about a mathematical proof?

I am having a problem which should not exist. I am reading what I believe to be an important paper by a person - let me call him/her $A$ - whom I believe to be a serious and talented mathematician. A ...
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Equivalents to Comptes Rendus

The Comptes Rendus is (are) a French Academy of Sciences publication, essentially a 'rapid communication' format. It comes in many flavours, and maths is one of them. Proofs are non-existent (at least ...
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Where could I publish an average paper on triangulated categories?

I have a rather abstract paper on triangulated categories; I would say that it is of average size and quality. I want to find an appropriate journal to publish it; I would like it to be accepted in ...
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Appendices to papers authored by others

Every now and then, one sees in mathematical papers appendices, authored by person(s) different from the authors of the main body of the paper. What is the rationale behind such appendices? In most ...
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A series of articles should be published all in the same journal, or in different journals?

There is a series of papers, which build on each other, to be published. The series starts with purely mathematical articles, and ends with articles oriented to some applications. What would be the ...
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Downsides of using the arXiv? [closed]

Not to sound like a refusenik or a contrarian, but I have always been a bit of an agnostic when it comes to the arXiv. Somewhere deep in my old Pine folders there is a 15 y.o. discussion with Greg ...
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Cite articles or book where I first found the result?

I'm writing up a paper and I'm not sure how to cite a few things. It concerns a conjecture made by Quillen. Some work has been done showing it's true in some cases, false in others. These results I ...
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Publishing journals articles without transferring copyright.

I'm a grad student getting close to submitting my first journal article (which will be single-authored). My understanding is that it's standard practice for authors to transfer the copyright of their ...
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Preprints and E-prints [closed]

What are the best practices on publishing preprints and e-prints of your results? The standard at my current workgroup is the following: make a preprint at our preprint server as soon as it's done, ...
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Linking to Code in a Paper

I'm planning on including in my thesis (and the papers that I'd like to publish out of it) links to Macaulay 2 packages and code which verify a few results and implement an new algorithm. The ...