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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? Comments Some mathematicians have stopped writing reviews for MathSciNet because they feel their ...