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

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Publishing a book with a big publisher [closed]

This question is not strictly mathematical (as there are not concrete mathematics on it), but I guess that could be of interest to the community. I am considering to write a research graduate book on ...
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How to pass on research posthumously

I've been independently researching math, for a while in the homeless community. While I am generally safe, situational realities (weather, equipment stress, health and especially how cities can ...
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Publishing in Combinatorics journals [closed]

In May 2020, I submitted a paper to a notable Combinatorics journal where a couple of earlier papers in the topic of my paper had been published. It was one of my first papers in Mathematics, and I ...
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Math Review #'s — Include the initial zeros?

I like to use MathSciNet's BibTeX feature. However, I recently found out that sometimes their BibTeX entry removes the initial zeros on a MR number, and other times it includes the initial zeros. Is ...
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Top journals in mathematical analysis [closed]

How would you (broadly) rank the journals that specialize in mathematical analysis and related areas such as PDEs? As far as I know, GAFA looks like it is the top one. But apart from that, how can I ...
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Mathematical journals that accept long papers (up to 100 pages)

I have a problem with finding a suitable mathematical journal (maybe not of the highest level) that accepts longer paper (say 100 pages). I know only two such journals: Memoirs of AMS and Dissert.Math....
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Some good journals in $p$-adic number theory

Over the past few decades, a vast research area in number theory is surrounded by the $p$-adic number field $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and its extensions. My question is on different perspective. What are the ...
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Need list of top journals with shortest review time [closed]

I want to publish a paper in a math journal. I want to know the list of top journals which have the shortest review time.
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How do you generate math figures for academic papers?

Good day! I am looking for any tool that would allow me to generate a figure similar to the figures embedded in the paper by King et al. (2020) titled "Trigonometry: a brief conversation." ...
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What journal(s) do you recommend for submitting a paper on a topic that spans information theory and estimation theory?

I've written a paper that a) demonstrates an equivalence between conditional complexity $K$($Y$|$X$) in information theory and the random component of an effect size estimate $r_{xy}$, and then b) ...
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Is it OK to send a manuscript to good mathematicians in the field of your paper even if they don't know you before

I am wondering if it is OK to send a finished manuscript to some mathematicians in your field for initial references or feedbacks in addition to just posting it in Arxiv, even if they do not know you ...
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Where to submit a new proof of the continuous martingale convergence theorem?

There were various proofs of the discrete martingale convergence theorem, but as far as I know there is only one proof of the continuous version of this theorem using the up-crossing lemma. I wrote a ...
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Publication Of 50 pages

Does anyone know of a research journal in mathematics that is willing to publish 50pages of peer-review research? I would like to submit research that explores how to develop predicate models for ...
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Examples of discoveries that began on (maybe obscure) low impact journals but eventually climbed up to (the mainstream) high impact journals

Let me begin with a short introduction. We, professional mathematicians, know that there are many types of journals and sometimes feel that some of them are a bit of spam (it is even common to receive ...
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What about a mathematics journal for 'negative' results?

In the empirical sciences, there are a number of journals that publish 'negative' results. Negative or null results occur when researchers are unable to confirm the findings obtained from earlier ...
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How can I seek help in preparing a very long research article for publication?

Some background first. I recently graduated with a master's degree in applied mathematics. During graduate school I began working on a paper, which I continued to work on post-graduation. A complete ...
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Where should I submit a derivation of the CLT from the de Moivre-Laplace theorem?

By the central limit theorem (CLT), I mean the Lindeberg-Lévy CLT that says if $X_1,X_2,\ldots$ are i.i.d. random variables with $\mathbf{E}[X_1] = 0$ and $\mathbf{E}[X_1^2] = 1$, then $$ \frac{X_1+\...
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How to determine if you've discovered a new identity for a special function

Often times, we consult resources, like Abramowitz and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions https://www.math.ubc.ca/~cbm/aands/, NIST's database on special functions https://www.nist.gov/...
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Conjectures or Results?

There is a paper (not accepted for publication yet) that contains several conjectures. Some of these conjectures were proven recently. The referee of the original paper requires to substitute the ...
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Math journals which publish/reject quickly [closed]

I would like to publish a math paper quickly. The level of journal is not that important (except that it should not send out spam with its own ads). I am looking for a math journal which decides ...
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Peer review 2.0

I have an idea for a website that could improve some well-known difficulties around peer review system and "hidden knowledge" in mathematics. It seems like a low hanging fruit that many ...
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Two conflicting reports on a Combinatorics paper [closed]

I'm a PhD student in Mathematics. Last year I submitted a short paper in enumerative combinatorics to one of the top Combinatorics journals, which sought two referee reports on my paper. One of these ...
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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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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)?

Background 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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