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I am currently doing some mathematics as an amateur, and recently I got to publish an article at the Journal of Mathematics Research (JMR). The doi for the article is 10.5539/jmr.v4n6p12 . And now, I have been trying to get readers.

My real question, nevertheless, is whether it would be possible that my paper be reviewed by Mathematical Reviews, or Zentralblatt Math? I am asking this question because according to some sites on the Internet, journals which publish papers with payment have an accordingly poor peer-reviewing process, and I tend to think that my article may not be reviewed because of that.

If the answer is no, then I might want to hear whether my result is new.

If the answer is yes, then I might leave the task of final validation of my work for the reviewer of either one of those organizations, and will be quiet.

With regards,

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closed as general reference by Yemon Choi, Andrés Caicedo, Misha, Andy Putman, Chris Gerig Jan 10 '13 at 23:18

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

For those readers who have not bothered to look at the article being linked to, it is 10 pages long and claims to prove the Lindelof hypothesis. –  Yemon Choi Jan 10 '13 at 22:22
Hisanobu Shinya, since you presumably claim your result is correct, why didn't you choose any of the leading journals? –  Bojan Kwitek Jan 10 '13 at 22:36
It seems that your paper will be indexed in Zentralblatt MATH, see… –  Joel Reyes Noche Jan 11 '13 at 0:43
Anyway, it seems that the discussion has been closed. I have been extremely thankful for the Journal of Mathematics Research, and as an action to show my respect to them in my own way, I have chosen not to put my latest version on arxiv; that's why the published version does not (and will never) appear on arxiv. Thanks guys for advices. –  Hisanobu Shinya Jan 13 '13 at 13:40

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Many if not most reputable journals state up front whether their production is reviewed by Mathematical Reviews and/or Zentralblatt Math. This can work as a heuristic when deciding where to submit a paper you write, to ascertain that it gets the treatment you would expect for it.

MR and ZBM are not venues for peer-review; they are abstraction services to help mathematicians keep up to speed with already published, peer-reviewed mathematics.

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Journals which publish papers for money should not be considered serious journals, and if your purpose of publishing a paper is that it is read by mathematicians, you should not send it in such journals.

If you really wish your paper to be read by mathematicians, publish it on the arxiv.

If your goal is something different, this is a wrong web site to ask.

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See –  Yemon Choi Jan 10 '13 at 23:52

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