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Zentralblatt MATH volume numbering

Recently, I learned how to read some of codes that appear on specific pages in zbMATH Open, formerly known as Zentralblatt MATH. For example, in the above review, the circled code "Zbl 1218....
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Coarsening arXiv subject tags by journal preferences

Sorry if this question is too soft or off-topic, but I wasn't sure where else to get feedback from a broad range of subfields. Short version: How should one condense the 32 existing arXiv math subject ...
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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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Do you use the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) when searching for literature?

I suppose most of you are familiar with the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC). Particularly, when submitting an article for publication one has to choose appropriate classification codes. But ...
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How should the Math Subject Classification (MSC) be revised or improved?

Most of us are familiar with the Math Subject Classification (MSC), a coded index attempting to classify all mathematical research areas by topic. The MSC, devloped jointly by the Math Reviews and ...
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What is new in MSC 2010?

Has anyone seen the new MSC 2010? I was browsing around and to my suprise there is another revision of MSC. Has anyone noticed any major changes in there? Do major journals already accept papers with ...