# Questions tagged [mathscinet]

MathSciNet is a subscription only searchable online database of mathematical reviews with bibliographic information.

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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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### Is there any limited access to MathSciNet for retired mathematics faculty? [duplicate]

I am a retired mathematics professor and AMS member continuing to do research and publish papers.
Unfortunately, my former university (39 years) allows library access only to Emeritus Professors so I ...

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### How to write a good MathSciNet review?

When reviewing for MathSciNet, I routinely find myself just paraphrasing and abbreviating the introduction provided by the author, and occasionally adding a few words about the quality of the research ...

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### Citing a published book that does not appear on MathSciNet

I want to cite some theorems in Several complex variables. VII by H. Grauert, Th. Peternell, and R. Remmert (eds.). It is a book published in 1994. However, I searched the publication lists of all of ...

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### How to cite a MathSciNet review

I want to cite a MathSciNet review. Is there a standard format for that? (I couldn't find anything)

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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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### Why aren't proceedings from ICM 2014 on mathscinet?

Articles from the Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul, 2014 don't appear to be on Mathscinet. Why is this?
(Someone pointed this out to me recently, and I was reminded ...

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### MathSciNet Reference Fixes

Is there an easy way to get MathSciNet to fix minor mistakes in their references? It would be great if there was some sort of web form where you could enter the proposed fix, which would save time ...

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### What is the need for MathSciNet reviewing again the journal versions of conference papers?

Suppose that a conference paper already has a MathSciNet review.
If later that paper appears with the same abstract in a journal, what is the point of making a new review?
Also, wouldn't it make more ...

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### Inconsistencies in MathSciNet citation database

Starting this January, I observe more and more inconsistencies in the MathSciNet citation database. A typical situation is that the number of citations shown in the description of a paper differs from ...

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### Frequency of papers showing academic misconduct among the articles indexed by MathSciNet and Zentralblatt MATH

Among the papers indexed by MathSciNet and Zentralblatt MATH,
I occasionally have seen papers which consist essentially only
of text copied from elsewhere without proper attribution and without
adding ...

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### MathSciNet review alert? [closed]

Other than reading MathSciNet regularly, is there a way to get notified when one of my papers gets a review on MathSciNet?

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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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### 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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### Searching for $C^*$

I am trying to search on MathSciNet for articles which contains $C^*$ in their title (as in $C^*$-algebras) however I can't figure out how to get MathSciNet not to interpret the '*' as a stand in for ...

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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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### When does mathscinet review a paper?

What are some reasons for mathscinet listing a article, but then stating that there will be ``no review of this item''? In particular does it at all imply that the paper has little or no merit from a ...

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### A question about MathSciNet etiquette

Hello,
Recently, a colleague of mine pointed me to a MathSciNet review of one of my papers that is completely off the mark - it is not negative or anything like that, but it grossly misrepresents the ...

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### arXiv number and mathscinet

I recently submitted a paper to a journal with references included, most of them taken from mathscinet (for math papers) and from spires (for physics papers). Now mathscinet does not contain eprint ...

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### The diameter of the Erdös component of the collaboration graph

This site claims that the diameter of the Erdös component of the collaboration graph in 2004 was 23. What is it now? Is it increasing or decreasing with time? Recall that the vertices of the ...

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### MathSciNet vs Google Scholar

What are the pros and cons of the MathSciNet database vs Google Scholar?
I don't have access to Mathscinet so this question is out of curiosity, and also this question where MathSciNet is used to ...

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### Automatically extract a bibitem (not BibTeX!) from MathSciNet?

I am writing a small thing in which I am required to use manually formatted \bibitem entries rather than a BibTeX file. This takes a lot of time, and I probably get some of the formatting wrong. Is ...

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### Is a free alternative to MathSciNet possible?

How could a free (i.e. free content) alternative for MathSciNet and Zentralblatt be created?
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Some mathematicians have stopped writing reviews for MathSciNet because they feel their output ...