# Questions tagged [peer-review]

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### How can I improve my formal definitions?

I am a Software Architect and not very familiarized with standard notation in mathematics. Nonetheless, I would like to write a paper explaining a normalization of a computing model for expert systems....

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### What has happened with the Publications of the $n$Lab?

What has happened with the Publications of the $n$Lab? They seem to have published only a couple of articles back in 2011, 2012. A little search i made was not very enlightening.
Has the project ...

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### Littlewood’s three precepts of refereeing in mathematics: is it (1) new, (2) correct, (3) interesting?

I have a question regarding Littlewood’s three precepts of refereeing a mathematical paper, namely whether it is (1) new, (2) correct, and (3) interesting.
I have found these mentioned in the ...

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### Can the Math 2.0 Forum's Closure be prevented? [closed]

Apologies if this is not regarded as suitable for MO, but I have noticed other "soft" questions and feel this deserves some attention by the community, and did not know where else this could be asked.
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### Understand the publishing process time [closed]

Like a lot of beginner mathematicians (I guess), I'm worried about the publishing process time.
In order to better understand that, I have a series of small questions (answers expected in average).
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### Double-Blind Peer Review in mathematics journals? [closed]

Some journals in some other fields offer a double-blind option to authors, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the ...

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### What is the error in this disproof of the $\Omega$-conjecture?

I was reading about the $\Omega$-conjecture and have thought of a refutation of it, which seems too simple to not have been noticed since the $\Omega$-conjecture has been around, so i'm skeptical and ...

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### How to find volunteer reviewers?

I am currently in a little dilemma about publishing a result related to general matching.
The dilemma is, that I am not associated to any research institute and thus do not have contact to ...

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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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### MathScinet reviewing: should I check the proofs?

The guidelines do not clearly specify how much work one is assumed to do in writing a MathSciNet review. What is the consensus? Is one expected to read the whole paper and check the the proofs in ...

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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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### Where to look for corrections of papers?

When I start reading a paper, is there some easy way to find a list of corrections for that paper?
For example, it happens occasionally that some result of a paper turns out to be wrong, or at least ...

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### When (if ever) disclose your identity as a reviewer?

The peer review system is in general single blinded: The reviewers will not be known by the authors of a paper by default. One reason for this is to guarantee that the reviewer can write his opinions ...

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### Should I write to the referee? [closed]

I have submitted a paper to a good journal about 3 months ago. Now I have realized that there is a mistake in the paper. Now I have completely corrected it. It is not a very serious error, but I ...

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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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### Is it OK for a referee to acknowledge identity with a previous referee?

As with this older related question, question anonymous for obvious reasons.
If I have been asked to review the same paper twice, is it OK to acknowledge in my review that I am the same person as one ...

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### Proper way to deal with papers you've already refereed.

This question is anonymous for obvious reasons.
I referee what feels like a decent number of papers (though I don't know how many is normal!), and I try to take it seriously. Sometimes, based on ...

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### On referee-author communications

Every time I referee a paper, I dream of a system which would allow me to ask the author a question without troubling the editors. It would save time for everyone involved, most importanly the referee;...

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### Does a referee have to check carefully the proof ?

I have always checked very carefully the papers I was refereeing when I wanted to suggest "accept". Actually I spend almost as much time checking the maths of a paper I referee than checking the maths ...

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### Published results: when to take them for granted?

Two kinds of papers. There are two kinds of papers: self-contained ones, and those relying on published results (which I believe are the vast majority).
Checking the result. Of course, one should ...

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### Criteria for accepting an invitation to become an editor of a scientific journal

Yesterday I receivied the following letter:
Dear Tomaz Pisanski,
I am writing to introduce the XXXX to you. XXXX is a new journal launched by the YYYY from USA. With an open access publication ...

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### Editors in peer-review systems

This is a strictly technical question on peer-review systems currently employed in the mathematical literature, not a subjective discussion of merits/drawbacks of such systems, so I think/hope it's ...