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Missing citations of “to appear” papers on MathSciNet

Recently, looking at my author profile on MathSciNet (Am I a narcissist?), I saw that my citations counter is lower than what I expected. After a while, I realized what the problem is: Many of my ...
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How many papers are posted a year? [closed]

How many pure math papers are published a year? I vaguely remember seeing a figure of 10,000 but that might be old, and I may be wrong.
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When a journal doesn't give your work a fair chance [closed]

There is no way around the fact that determinations about the relative contributions of papers and journal acceptances will always be highly subjective. In addition, editors and referees are busy ...
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Free open-access peer-reviewed math journal

Is there any free (as in free beer, i.e., no publication fees or other fees whatsoever), open-access (free and open access to everyone) and peer-reviewed mathematics journal? I am interested in a ...
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Short papers in applied probability

Which journals publish short papers/technical note in applied probability, for example stochastic approximation ?
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Which journals publish experimental results in pure maths?

All pure mathematicians know that the goal is to produce insight, rather than to simply obtain results. However, it might sometimes be of value to disseminate largely empirical work. In the same ...
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A new result on the Diophantine equation $x^3 + y^3 +z^3 = 3$ [closed]

The above Diophantine equation is unknown to have any further integer solutions other than $(x, y, z) = (1, 1, 1)$ and $(4, 4, -5)$. I am a prospective undergraduate mathematics student in Zimbabwe ...
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When is an erratum necessary?

A typo, a spelling error etc., in a published article, is definitely not enough for issuing an erratum. If a mistake destroys a main result, then an erratum is definitely necessary, and the proof ...
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What are some very important papers published in non-top journals?

There has already been a question about important papers that were initially rejected. Many of the answers were very interesting. The question is here. My concern in this question is slightly ...
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Etiquette for correcting error in journal article? [duplicate]

What is the best way to correct an error found in a published journal article? I have seemingly found an error in a paper published nearly 20 years ago (by someone else, from a different country). ...
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What are the usual deadlines in paper submission procedure?

I've submitted a paper to a journal 10 days ago, and I did not yet get any news from the handling editor. Of course, 10 days is quite short, but I hope I will not wait one year without any news for ...
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Which journals publish short notes in discrete mathematics?

The journal Discrete Mathematics contains a lot of short notes (i.e., less than 7 journal pages). What are some other journals that publish short notes in discrete mathematics? I've looked at other ...
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Amount of math research published in other languages?

I'm curious what languages contribute the largest fraction of published research mathematics. That is, for a given language the percent of new research being published in that language. I'm especially ...
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Springer GTM Reprints in China?

I apologise if this is not the sort of question appropriate for MO; it does however seem that mathematicians are the most likely to know the answer: Many of the Chinese mathematicians and graduate ...
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Listing ORCiD in LaTeX papers

The ORCiD unique author identifier, run by a non-profit organisation, has been around for a number of years now. Its stated goal is to become a de facto standard for uniquely identifying authors, even ...
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Which journals publish applied mathematics with mostly pure mathematics content?

In the spirit of Which journals publish expository work? please advise: What consistently high quality journals$^1$ today publish results that would otherwise go to a pure mathematics journal if ...
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Computer calculations in a paper

I think I can improve the current upper bound concerning an open problem. The ideas are purely combinatorial, but in the end I have to calculate the maximum of a really ugly, non elementary function ...
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“Forthcoming paper” of Goldston-Graham-Pintz-Yıldırım

The above-named authors of [1] and its (significantly different) published version [2] write: In a forthcoming paper, we will show how the methods here can be extended to prove corresponding ...
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Which journals publish research announcements?

Perhaps, somebody asked this already, excuse me in this case. Can anybody advise mathematical journals that publish research announcements? (I mean little papers without proofs.) It sometimes ...
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Should we post on arXiv only papers in publishable shape (or very close)?

Question: Should we post on arXiv only papers in publishable shape (or very close)? This question should be distinguished from the following: Should one post a paper on the arXiv if it is not ...
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Will this be a case of self plagiarism or will it annoy the referee? [closed]

About 2 months ago, I uploaded a fairly long paper (P1) to arXiv and it is currently under review. Now, I am writing a second paper (P2) on a somewhat different topic. But quite unexpectedly, it ...
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Should one post a paper on the arXiv if it is not intended to be published?

A brief description: I have written a paper which contains a new result which I believe is somewhat important but not vital to the field. It is a generalization of an existing proof to get ...
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Use of an appendix in a long paper

I am writing a long paper (around 100 pages). I would consider 50 pages of it interesting in that it solves a problem of some significance in my field and contains an number of difficult ideas in the ...
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Publication in proceedings

Why and how publishing a paper in proceedings? What are the difference with a "classical" journal? What's the list of the main proceedings in which one can publish? Do proceedings papers (never, ...
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Open access journals in number theory

I'm a phd student in number theory, and I'm required (by the funding council) to publish any article I write in open access journals. The problem is that all journals I can find are either out of my ...
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Research and exposition: how does writing “basic” books affect your “serious” research work?

I can see the benefit of writing a mathematical monograph: you revise and organize your own work and recollect the key ideas of your own research. But this applies only to books aimed at researchers ...
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journal to submit mathematic books' review

it has been asked to me to write a review on a book about the history of mathematics in Italy between the two world wars. The book is a non-technical one. I would like to know which journal accepts ...
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How to find American Mathematical Society Translations: Series 2 Volume 12 published in 1959 [closed]

I am interested in an article in this book: Calculation of the Amount of Information about a Random Function Contained in Another Such Function. I tried my University library, google scholar, AMS ...
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Big list of repositories of mathematical preprints and postprints

I'm looking for a extensive list of online repositories of mathematical preprints and postprints. I'm interested in every type of repository, including small informal and semi-formal collections, like ...
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Publishing an elementary proof of a less-general and less-useful version of a classic result?

Background Let $X_t$ be a stochastic process on the state space {Working, Broken}. Let $U$ be the cumulative sojourn Working during an interval $[0,\tau]$ (the process's uptime). It is well-known ...
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same paper was published in the same journal twice

I just realized that the paper "Hitchin's connection and differential operators with values in the determinant bundle" by Xiaotao Suna and I-Hsun Tsai and was published twice in the Journal of ...
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Mathematical research papers in general science journals

I am interested in collecting a list of research papers with a mainly mathematical focus that appeared in high-reputation general science journals without a dedicated mathematics section. This would ...
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Is there an arXiv for Beamer presentations of scientific work? [closed]

When I give a "Beamer talk" I put in a lot of effort making the slides, and trying to give an efficient presentation of my work. The end product is often around 20 pages of figures, definitions, ...
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Does every mathematics article have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)?

Most articles nowadays have DOI's. I am looking for a list of mathematics journals in which some (or all) articles lack this piece of metadata. I don't have access to MathSciNet, but even if I had, a ...
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Removing an article from arxiv [closed]

I put up my paper on arxiv before sending it for submission. But now the journal I wish to submit it to is not accepting it since its already been published (or because its publicly available). Is ...
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Refereeing a paper containing strong statements about other papers

The title says it all. Suppose you are refereeing a paper where the author A makes strong statements about other papers by a different author B, like: the proof of Theorem 1 in paper [B] is wrong and ...
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Guidelines for writing proofs in math papers [closed]

In the light of the recent "proof wars" in symplectic geometry (in which some groups contend that proofs given by some other groups are wrong, see here, here and here) I thought it would be good to ...
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What are good venues for publishing original mathematical research in monograph form?

Of course, it's very easy to find journals which publish original mathematical work, and there are a number of book series that publish expository monographs. But if you have a work of original ...
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Which journals allow authors to retain copyright…?

I became motivated to ask this question after seeing the inspiring "© The Author(s) 2013 " in the header of this very interesting article, published in Compositio Mathematica. Apart from open access ...
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Is two years without a referee report normal?

Firstly, the help page for Mathoverflow does not forbid asking such a question. Secondly I found a similar question on Mathoverflow and thirdly as far as I know, waiting for two years for a referee ...
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How to publish two interdependent papers

I have two finished articles (each about 25 pages long) but the second one uses results from the first one, none of which has been published yet. I would like to send them to some standard journal for ...
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Looking for paper: The Cauchy integral by M. Privalov

I am looking for a paper titled The Cauchy integral by M. Privalov (Saratov, 1919). The paper is written in Russian. It is being cited (for instance) by A. Kolmogorov in the paper Sur les fonctions ...
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Which tools can identify scholarly papers that use the same types of equations?

Many types of equations are being used in multiple contexts, so a search for specific formulas might be one way to identify scholarly papers that are conceptually related. Is any website or tool ...
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Submitting a companion paper with detailed proofs ?

In papers there are often sketchy arguments in proofs that I find hard to understand. Filling in the gaps is laborious and time-consuming. According to the post ...
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Where to publish math that's original but easy but requires theorems not every undergrad knows?

I'm struggling to find a home for a certain paper of mine. The problem is that the mathematical content of it is extremely easy: a couple definitions and a theorem with a five-line proof, invoking ...
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Submitting lecture purposal to conferences. (lecture about a thesis) [closed]

I wish to consult with you about something: I have recently given a lecture about my master's Thesis in a local conference organized by my advisor. The subject had a lot to do with algebraic geometry ...
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Mathematical research published in the form of poems

The article Friedrich Wille: Galerkins Lösungsnäherungen bei monotonen Abbildungen, Math. Z. 127 (1972), no. 1, 10-16 is written in the form of a lengthy poem, in a style similar to that of the ...
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About a reparable error discovered in a submitted article

What can I do if I discover a reparable error in an article that I submitted to a journal of mathematics? I want to know the possible solutions so that the article is not rejected. And what happens if ...
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about an ISI journal [closed]

I have a question that I don't know where I can ask it and so I prefer to ask it here. I submitted one of my paper in an ISI journal in september 2011 for possible accepting and publishing there. ...
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US editors and reviewers vs Iranian Authors? [closed]

Question: Do you know of any US Editor or Reviewer who accept and obey the following? Subject: US editors and reviewers can no longer handle submissions by authors employed by the Government of ...