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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. Question. ...
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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 ...
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What to do if you notice a substantial improvement to a result in a paper whilst refereeing it?

What would you do/have you done in such a situation? Hand out the improvement for free in your report Wait until the result is published and then submit elsewhere Inform the editor about the ...
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Adding a dedication to a paper

A paper of mine (relatively junior mathematician) was just accepted in a good journal, and I was considering adding a dedication to the memory of a mathematician in my area that passed away, and whose ...
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Should computer code be included within publications that present numerical results?

Many research papers include numerical results obtained through computation. Most of the time such computations are performed using software that is used by many mathematicians, i.e., Maple, ...
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Would a journal such as Bulletin of the AMS accept an article from a student? [closed]

I am a masters student, and am currently writing an expository article on an area of applied maths for a class project. I plan to work on it for several more months. One of my major goals is to ...
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Publishing a Simple Paper as an Undergraduate

First off I apologize if this question does not belong here, I would be happy to hear about any better locations to post this on. I am a (first year) undergraduate mathematics student, and I recently ...
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Question on academic affiliation when submitting paper

I just finished grad school, earning a Phd in mathematics. Currently I do not know if I want to continue my academic career or not, but in the meantime I have written an article containing some of the ...
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How to approach a respected researcher? [closed]

I'm developing a theory that (I think) is pretty good and something new. I'm thinking of contacting a respected researcher (one of the best in the field), mainly because I'm not 100% that this has not ...
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Should I inform the editor about a generalized result of a result in a paper under review?

Hoping that my question is appropriate for MO, I would like to ask the following question: I have sent one of the editors of a very good math journal a paper of mine which contains a main result, call ...
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Obsessive editing/revising of math papers

I've been wanting to ask this question, because I have no insights into the way other mathematicians prepare papers (for eventual publication). How much are editing, revising, updating, adding to, ...
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Early examples of mathematicians publishing (from home) in a foreign language?

Today this is common, but how exactly did it start? I am looking for examples in various languages, and suggest: Exclude Latin (as more “ancient” or “international” than “foreign”) Exclude French ...
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Should I publish a paper if its results overlap significantly with an earlier paper?

I have a preprint X that is sitting in the ArXiv for which I am not sure if it is still worth publishing. It turns out the paper I wrote has considerable overlap with another preprint Y after one of ...
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Why did _Research in the Mathematical Sciences_ change from open access to subscription-based?

The journal Research in the Mathematical Sciences was founded in 2014 and originally published by SpringerOpen, a division of Springer supporting Open Access journals. In the first article of the ...
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Good papers on stochastic differential equations with applications in finance

I recently completed reading the book "Stochastic Differential Equations" by Bernt Oksendal which is the first time ever I was exposed to the topic. Now I am interested in pursuing research ( Ph.D.) ...
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Properties of a “research announcement”

Some mathematics journals publish "research announcements", a class of publication that before today I had not heard of. An example is Electronic Research Announcements in Mathematical Sciences. I ...
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Math journal publishing work related to combinatorics, probability, counting problems etc.?

I'm a high school student. My peer and I have done some work on the Ballot Theorem counting problem and Catalan Numbers. We have come up with a new proof to the Ballot Theorem and we demonstrate the ...
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In a publication, should an `\ldots` always be followed by a period? [closed]

The Latex command \ldots is often used to denote "and so forth". For instance, $$ \pi \approx 3.1415\ldots $$ When a sentence ends with an ...
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Would you like a subject class for semigroup theory on the arXiv?

After contacting the arxiv recently about possibly adding semigroup theory as a subject class, they suggested I canvas the research community to establish whether such a subject class would be used ...
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On Mathematical Analysis of MathSciNet & MathOverflow

This question has two original motivations: mathematical and social. The mathematical motivation is mainly based on what I have seen about Zipf's law here and there. The Zipf's law simply states ...
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Papers in which the questions were more interesting than the results

I am looking for examples of recently (last 20 years, say) published math papers such that: the results/examples were fairly trivial (by this I mean anyone with the definitions and standard ...
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Is it possible to cite a page in n-Lab in a research paper?

One of the concepts I need in my paper is best summarized on the n-Lab page. I tried my best to find a similar description of the same concept in a more "classical" reference, such as a paper or a ...
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Inquiring about the status of a submitted paper

More than 6 months ago I submitted a paper to a very prestigious journal in Mathematics. Honestly I did not expect it to make it past the managing editor, I thought to give it a try, and then submit ...
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When to publish minor results?

One of the main things I enjoy about MO and MSE is the chance to solve somewhat difficult problems. On a couple of occasions, I've found proofs of results (posed as questions mostly on MSE) which ...
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Where to publish new mathematical identities?

Similar questions have been asked before regarding journals that publish: expository work, recreational mathematics, computational results, new proofs of old theorems, and even math textbooxs. ...
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Why should one subscribe to print Journals [closed]

It seems obvious to me that having print journals in a library is beneficial. Yes, Arxiv, MathSciNet, Blogs and lecture notes by Mathematicians, Math Overflow, Wikipedia and Scholarpedia all of these ...
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What percentage of published mathematics papers are correct?

As described in Larcombe and Ridd, estimates for the percentage of published papers found to be reliable or reproducible in sciences such as biomedical science, have been as low as 50%, 25% and even ...
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$P(s)=1-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(s)}-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(2s)}-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(4s)}-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(8s)}-…}}}}$

This recently published paper$^{1}$ claims the following remarkable identity: $$ P(s)=1-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(s)}-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(2s)}-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(4s)}-\sqrt{\frac{2}{\zeta(8s)}-...}}}}, ...

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