# Questions tagged [journals]

Questions about mathematical publishing, including specific journals, peer review etc.

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### Examples of reputable journals in mathematics without impact factor? And is it good to publish in them?

I came across a journal which is reputable in terms of not being listed in Beall's list, but which according to scimagojr and clarivate does not have an impact factor. The journal is Journal of ...

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### Binary Regression : Is this an open problem in Mathematics/Statistics?

Let $X$ be a random variable which takes values from $\Omega = (0,1)^m$ with a probability distribution $p(x)$. Assume $p$ is a BV function with non zero total variation and $p(x)>0\forall x\in\...

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### How to cite an article with an article number (instead of page range)

I am curious to know what is the standard way (in AMS style) to cite a journal article that has an article number and/or a page range.
For instance, here is a BibTex entry from MathSciNet of an ...

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### How to structure a proof by induction in a maths research paper?

I am 16 years old at the time of writing (so I have no supervisors to seek advice from) and I have written a mathematics research paper, which I plan on submitting to a journal for publication. I ...

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### Is an interpretation mathematics (fit for publication)?

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I am a mathematician with two published papers. The first is based on my PhD thesis and generalised a tool to a more general setting. The thesis was cited a number of times by the time the ...

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### Looking for journal (without fees) to publish a research paper in Euclidean geometry

I am looking for a place to publish a research paper in Euclidean geometry. This is a fairly lengthy article (56 pages) in which I present a fundamental property of polygons. I have already been ...

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### Which journals publish mathematics book reviews?

Which mathematics journals publish book reviews? So far I have the following:
Notices of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (From looking at its website ...

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### Where to publish a long classification?

Suppose that the classification of some mathematical (say algebraic) notions requires (say) 70 pages. Let clarify that (say) 90% of the pages are used to write the result itself, whereas only 10% are ...

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### Are old issues of math journals from Belarus Academy of Sciences available online?

I am interested in some papers in Russian which have appeared in the journals "Doklady Akademii Nauk BSSR" and "Vestsi Akademii Navuk BSSR". Are scanned copies available? I could ...

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### How bad is it to publish a paper with an overcomplicated proof?

I don't want to go into details for anonymity purposes, but I have co-authored and submitted a paper with a long proof (dozens of pages), and I think that with some moderate effort, we could find a ...

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### Can one reuse positive referee reports if paper ends up being rejected?

Context: A submission to a very good generalist journal X received one positive referee report recommending publication and two shorter opinions which both deemed the paper a solid and valuable ...

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### Famous cases of multiple papers by the same author published in same issue of same journal [closed]

I have been wondering if there are many cases of an author having published two (or more?) papers in the same issue of the same journal. I vaguely recall having seen one or two cases like this, maybe ...

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### Does Publ. Math. Institute Hung. have a new name?

Narrow question: Did Publ. Math. Institute Hung. (Publications of the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) change its name? I am finalizing the bibliography of an article in ...

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### Can American Math. Monthly be used to publish hard research?

My question pertains to the journal "American Mathematical monthly" published by the MAA.
I wish to ask whether a paper as a part of a PhD thesis (subject: Combinatorics ) can be submitted ...

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### Sustainability of ZBmath unrestricted access

ZBmath (formerly Zentralblatt für Mathematik) will become "Open access" in 2021 (see for instance at EMS site and at FIZ Karlsruhe site). It used to be under paywall, although some partial ...

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### Where can I find journal contents of Ars Combinatoria

In the journal website, there are table of contents available only from 1995-2019. Where can I find the table of contents before that? And, is the journal only offline through subscription? Thanks ...

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### Australian Mathematical Society journal rankings

I apologize for a question that is not about mathematics, but I believe it is of interest to research mathematicians, and I believe there may be people on MathOverflow who can answer it objectively. ...

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### Is it the referee's responsibility to verify results from arXiv preprints used in the refereed paper?

I'm refereeing a Banach spaces paper and it looks pretty good. I'm about ready to recommend it for publication.
However, its main result depends crucially on some other results that are in preprints ...

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### Can it be an application of a theorem if I only use it to generalize? [closed]

So I've been trying for a while to write an article on 3 applications of some theorem for a small journal. But after finding my second example I realized that I didn't need the theorem to prove it. ...

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### What kinds of papers does the Indiana University Mathematics Journal publish?

I am wondering if anyone can provide information on the Indiana University Mathematics Journal, as I have been able to find very little (ie aims and scope) on their website. I have the following list ...

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### Access to journals during pandemic

I have just graduated from the University of Chicago and no longer have access to online journal resources, but I cannot afford to pay for them directly. Normally, I would be able to access library ...

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### Does anyone know a journal like Expositiones Mathematicae, except not by Elsevier? [duplicate]

Meaning primarily expository articles aimed at a wide-ranging mathematical audience, at the same technical level. But not by such a predatory publisher.

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### How to write computer-assisted mathematics well?

Much has been said about writting good papers in mathematics. A short google query yields countless sources of advice. This skill also appears to be quite transferrable between basic branches of ...

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### Papers with a large number of coauthors

I recently submitted a paper to the preprint arXiv, which was rejected because we didn't list all of the authors on the first page. We chose to follow the polymath model, using a generic name for our ...

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### Advice for contacting journals for the first time

What can be recommended for contacting journals with the purpose of checking whether they would be interested in an publishing an article if one is not affiliated to a research institution and still ...

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### My research paper involves computing additional terms of an existing OEIS sequence. Should I first amend the sequence or publish the results?

In the course of my research I computed terms of an existing OEIS sequence that are currently unknown. Having prepared my paper for publication, I am now faced with a (small) dilemma:
Do I first ...

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### Basic research problems references [closed]

I have been looking for research problems in pure mathematics that I can try to solve for publishing papers. I am quite aware that it takes a lot of time and effort to get to a level where I can do ...

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### Determining the most popular MSC codes of new papers [closed]

How can I tell what are the most popular MSC codes of new papers (using arXiv and/or publications in MachSciNet indexed journals)? I would like to compare general areas (e.g. number theory vs ...

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### Can the place of publication be harmful to one's reputation?

What can be said about publishing mathematical papers on e.g. viXra if the motivation is its low barriers and lack of experience with publishing papers and the idea behind it is to build up a ...

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### Journals publishing long articles

I wanted suggestions on high quality journals that frequently publish long articles (70-110 pages) on stochastic analysis and/or pde's.

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### Progress on a problem list

There is a list of open problems in my sub-field that was published in a journal some time ago and has had an impact on the area.
Many of the problems have been solved, some have partial solutions, ...

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### Journal of serious opinions on weighty matters for mathematicians

Is there any scholarly journal
of opinion on professional matters,
for mathematicians, that would exclude things just as relevant to other fields as to mathematics,
that is not just $\text{“}\,$...

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### Evaluation of the quality of research articles submitted in mathematical journals: how do they do that?

I would like to know as curiosity how the editorial board or editors* of a mathematical journal evaluate the quality, let's say in colloquial words the importance, of papers or articles.
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### The status of the journal “Forum Geometricorum”

The online journal Forum Geometricorum is a sort of central organ of elementary geometry (mainly triangle geometry and related topics). It has been published regularly since 2000 but seems to have ...

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### Extent of “unscientific”, and of wrong, papers in research mathematics

This question is cross-posted from academia.stackexchange.com where it got closed with the advice of posting it on MO.
Kevin Buzzard's slides (PDF version) at a recent conference have really ...

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### Including alternative proofs

Suppose I have found two or even more proofs of a theorem and I prepare a paper on it. Is it considered to be a good practice to write down all of them? Or is it considered to be my job as an author ...

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### Adding something to a book from an unpublished paper

As many of the people that I am spamming in real life might at this point know, I am turning my coend note into a book.
I would like to add a few pages taken from a (still) unpublished paper of mine (...

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### Ethics questions concerning a referee assignment

I recently refereed a paper that I returned to the author(s) for revision. The thrust of their argument relied on a claim whose justification I felt was lacking. I dutifully raised the issue in my ...

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### Is there something like a vision paper in mathematics?

I spoke with a computer scientist a few weeks who told me that in computer science there is something called a "vision paper", which is a paper that does not contain concrete results, but rather ...

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### Which mathematician sampled published proofs and found one third of them to have errors?

A recent question about whether/how we can trust mathematics in the face of human fallibility reminded me of a paper or article I read probably more than twenty years ago about a mathematician who was ...

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### Have the “Bayreuther Mathematische Schriften” ever been digitalized?

See update below.
This is borderline off-topic (certainly not a research question), but the rather successful story of a similar question gives me hope.
The Bayreuther Mathematische Schriften were a ...

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### Misspelling my name on my mathematical publications

Perpetuating a mistake by my thesis advisor, I misspelt my name on my mathematical publications so far -- any advice on what to do?
As it happens, my thesis advisor, with whom I co-authored my first ...

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### How reliable is arXiv to use as a reference in a paper?

I'm writing a small and simple paper to finish my graduation, I never wrote or published anything before. Is about some irrational/transcendental numbers. I was mentioning some numbers that it's not ...

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### A paper seems to have completely disappeared from editor's hands

I have submitted a paper to a journal on June 2017. The corresponding author is my coauthor. The first response of the editor was after a year, June 2018:
Your paper has been sent, consecutively, ...

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### Journal losing indexing services

I recently had a paper accepted by a journal. When I looked it up on the AMS’ Mathematical Reviews, I noticed that it was previously indexed by the service but, at present, is it not. The journal is ...

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### Publication rates for different areas of mathematics?

Are there any numbers on publication rates for different areas of mathematics? For example, I would expect that the average in graph theory is higher than the average in analysis.

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### What has happened with the Publications of the $n$Lab?

What has happened with the Publications of the $n$Lab? They seem to have published only a couple of articles back in 2011, 2012. A little search i made was not very enlightening.
Has the project ...

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### Littlewood’s three precepts of refereeing in mathematics: is it (1) new, (2) correct, (3) interesting?

I have a question regarding Littlewood’s three precepts of refereeing a mathematical paper, namely whether it is (1) new, (2) correct, and (3) interesting.
I have found these mentioned in the ...

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### Permanent archival of errata/corrigenda for published papers

(Note: This question might be off-topic for MO but the only other plausible alternative that comes to mind is Academia Stack Exchange, and there are some features of this question that are, to some ...

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### Improvements to one's own theorems

What are some notable (famous?) instances where the following has occurred.
A particular author proves:
Every P which satisfies Q has property Z.
A few years later (roughly speaking) the same author ...