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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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...

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### Where do different fields of mathematics intersect? [closed]

Here is the problem: Two mathematicians meet at a bar. They like each other and tend to collaborate. But it is not so clear what problems could be of common interest to both of them. Of course, the ...

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### How difficult is production in different fields of contemporary mathematics? [closed]

All of us have heard this before: "publishing a journal paper in area X is more difficult or takes more time than area Y". This is vague, and sometimes people working in area Y may find this kind of ...

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### Textbooks to use as reference for standard calculus and probability topics

I am currently working on a paper to be submitted to a US journal (addressed primarily to non-mathematicians’ audience) where I use
(1) some standard calculus stuff (e.g. limits, Taylor expansions, ...

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### Fast turn-around times

This is a very soft question, but it is somewhat relevant to some other questions, like Which are the best mathematics journals, and what are the differences between them?.
I've read that Notices ...

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### What are some examples of journals that will accept undergraduate student research?

I am currently doing a research project with a professor and 3 other students in an area that is usually seen as a "recreational" math topic; that of change-ringing and its relation to group theory. ...

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### Should a published paper with a published correction be replaced on arXiv?

I submitted a paper to a journal. It was accepted and published.
I had also posted a version of the paper on arXiv. The arXiv version of the paper and the journal's version are not identical, ...

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### How should I publish my “story”? i.e. strategies and advice on chopping up a thesis

Background
In my thesis I look at same problem from a couple of different angles. To state it roughly, in each chapter I use a different technique or area of mathematics to try and gain further ...

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### Non-mathematician submitting to top maths journal? [closed]

I am an amateur mathematician, and I had an idea which I worked out a bit and sent to an expert. He urged me to write it up for publication. So I did, and put it on arXiv. There were a couple of ...

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### Submission of a paper with a serious error to a good journal

I recently obtained (or so I thought) a good result, and after a month of reading and rereading what I'd written, submitted my paper to a very good journal. I'm early in my career (got my Ph.D. a few ...

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### Most memorable titles [closed]

Apparently, for a large number of readers, the choice whether they select to read a paper or not is often strongly influenced by the title.
I was wondering if the MO-users would be willing to share ...

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### The main ideas in choosing the strategy for numbering displayed math

There are different strategies for numbering displayed math. The most common are
1. Number only the formulas you reference to. It makes your paper more clean and gives more freedom to the editor (i.e. ...

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### Which rights do mathematicians usually have on their published works and how do they use them?

Yesterday my first work in mathematics was sent to a publisher, and of course I'm interested in its usefulness. But I know, that sometimes it is hard to get a paper, it is not available for free. I ...

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### When should a result be made into a paper?

I recently posted a short (6 page) note on arXiv, and have more or less decided that I should not submit it to a journal. I could have tacked it onto the end of a previous paper, but I thought it ...

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### Should I not cite an arxiv.org paper?

I want to cite a paper which is on arxiv.org but is not published or reviewed anywhere, and no publication or review seems to be in the pipeline. Would citing this arxiv.org paper be bad? Should I ...

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### Should I check with collaborators before presenting unpublished material?

I've been working on a paper with some collaborators. Barring a breakthrough on some unresolved questions, the math content is finalized. I would like to give a talk on the results, but I am unclear ...

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### Where to publish a paper on the Mafia game?

I wrote a research paper "A mathematical model of the Mafia game" (arXiv:1009.1031 [math.PR]). However, I do not know where to publish it. As an undergraduate studying majorly physics, I have little ...

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### How do I fix someone's published error?

Paper A is in the literature, and has been for more than a decade.
An error is discovered in paper A and is substantial in that many
details are affected, although certain fundamental properties
...

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### How to correct an error in a submitted paper?

Suppose that after submitting a paper for publication, but before hearing anything back from the referee, I discover an error in the paper that needs to be corrected, or an omission that needs to be ...

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### Which journals publish PhD abstracts?

With the flavour of this question: Which journals publish expository work?, I would like to ask the following question
Which journals publish Ph.D. thesis abstracts?
Please post one resource ...

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### Is discrete mathematics mainstream?

Recently, the Department of Mathematics at
our University issued a recommendation encouraging its members
to publish their research in non-specialized, mainstream mathematical journals. For
numerical ...

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### Oneupsmanship and Publishing Etiquette

Apologies for the anonymous (and, in hindsight, mildly longish) question.
I have an etiquette question on publishing an improvement of another author's work, but I figured a thread on the matter to ...

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### Combinatorics journals processing time

This is a spin-off question from How to select a journal?. Is there is any data available regarding processing time (acceptance time, time from submission to publication, or similar) specifically for ...

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### Submitting to arXiv when unaffiliated

I am writing a short paper in the area of combinatorics.
When the paper is complete, I would like to be able to submit it to arXiv.
The reasons that I would like to submit to arXiv are:
To obtain ...

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### How to select a journal?

What are good criteria for selecting a journal to submit a paper to?
One criterion per answer, please.
It is easy to group journals by subject and prestige, but is there a thought-process that you ...

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### What proportion of math papers are collaborative?

In this 2005 Notices article, Jerold Grossman tracks the proportion of papers in Math Reviews with 1, 2, 3, and >3 authors over time. His data set ends in 1999. I seem to recall reading that in ...

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### Top specialized journals

In geometry/topology, there are (at least) three specialized journals that end up publishing a large fraction of the best papers in the subject -- Geometry and Topology, JDG, and GAFA.
What journals ...

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### What are the most important Open Access Mathematics journals at present? [closed]

I'm asking this question from the perspective of someone who just wants to read journals rather than contribute to them. For the purpose of this question I'm using the definition of Open Access in the ...

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### Which are the best mathematics journals, and what are the differences between them?

Suppose you have a draft paper that you think is pretty good, and people tell you that you should submit it to a top journal. How do you work out where to send it to?
Coming up with a shortlist isn't ...