# Questions tagged [journals]

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

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### Notation for spectral sequences [closed]

Every single spectral sequence I have seen in my life was denoted by $E$. Even when there is more than one spectral sequence, people tend to use the same letter with some workaround (e.g. a fourth ...

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### What causes some mathematical journals to discontinue?

This is soft question. I decided to ask my question on MathOverflow rather than on academia StackExchange because I believe that the community here is more equipped to answer the question.
The ...

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### What are "originality" and "novelty" in mathematics research? [closed]

When a journal is looking for "originality/novelty/newness," what are they looking for? Sure, this is a somewhat subjective question and open to personal opinion, but I think there are ...

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### Can editors move a journal to a different publisher?

This question might be more suitable for a law forum, but I thought somebody may be able to share their experience.
Can the editors of a research journal unilaterally decide to move
their journal to ...

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### Do empirical studies have a place in contemporary mathematics research?

I was thinking about the Collatz conjecture a while back (I know, not the healthiest thing to think about). It occurred to me that while I might not be able to prove it true for all positive integers, ...

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### Places where one can post open problems

(This must have been asked before and exist somewhere in Community Wiki, but I can't find it...)
Where can you post open (math) problems? And what are the advantages and disadvantages?
Example: This ...

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### What should one do before submitting a paper?

Assume I just wrote a paper. Now I would like to publish it in a journal.
What kind of things I should do before its submission?
Should I first give a few talks at seminars or conferences? Upload to ...

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### Are there journals for "fun mathematics"?

Are there peer-reviewed journals that focus on "fun mathematics"?
By this I mean fun things that do involve nontrivial mathematics and which I think other mathematicians would enjoy reading ...

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### Journals of applied mathematics with an economics bent?

I'm asking here instead of the economics stackexchange because I'm interested more in the applied mathematics part, instead of just the economics; I'm interested in seeing what new research is being ...

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### Is there an alternative to the arXiv for uploading mathematical papers?

Is there an alternative to the arXiv for uploading mathematical papers?
Here is the story. Upon attempting to upload a modified version of a published paper to the arXiv, it was put "on hold"...

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### Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

Surely someone has collected these papers and translations and has them in a single location for download? For music there is musipedia. Surely there is a mathepedia equivalent?
If I search gauss ...

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### Math papers where the only issue is that someone else could've done it but didn't

Do editors for top math journals ever read a submitted paper, agree that there are no mistakes and the result is new, yet still reject it on the basis that this is a top math journal and someone could'...

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### How to indicate when another author has done nothing significant

Context: I am currently working on a rather important paper for my career, in the sense that it is a culmination of the past 5 years of (post Ph.D.) research. I started this particular article with 3 ...

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### Where could a paper on a unification of matrix decompositions be published?

I've got a paper which shows that when the spectral theorem (as a statement that every self-adjoint matrix can be unitarily diagonalised) is naively generalised to $*$-algebras other than the complex ...

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### Published AI-generated nonsense math papers

I guess most of us know that one can easily automatically generate a math-like nonsense paper, and that it is possible to have such a paper published. However, I was quite sure that nobody actually ...

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### Is it ethical to submit a paper to journal then to Research Square? And what is the difference between that research square and ArXiv? [closed]

I sent yesterday a paper to a journal of publisher Springer for consideration, in the same time I have got a new free distribution service and an open-access called Research Square. It looks like ...

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### The editor wrote the paper for me

I submitted a short paper and received a positive review and a negative review. The editor (he) briefly wrote the following things:
He thinks my original result could be mistaken because of XYZ
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### Math journals publishing in Spanish

There are plenty of good journals that publish papers in French and German. I'm wondering if you know about some reasonable journals that publish papers in Spanish. Thanks.

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### How to get a research paper published after the author has died?

Sometimes, a mathematician dies suddenly, leaving behind very good mathematics that didn't make it through the publication pipeline. For example, it is possible they had a paper entirely ready to ...

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### Are SE's math sites a good place to check a theorem before sending it to an journal? [closed]

Say I prove an identity that's quite important; important enough that an uneducated person like myself could get it published (given the proof is correct, of course). What then is the best course of ...

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### Rejection for a seemingly odd reason

I sent a paper to an elite journal (the top in the field). Two weeks later I got a decision "reject" but the editors added that "we believe it should deserve a good publicity and ...

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### Publishing papers that became classics before they were submitted

Sometimes the following happens: a result is proven, but the author never submits a paper for publication. In some cases, a preprint appears. In some cases, the proof is so short that it can be ...

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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)?

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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 ...