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Do journals that published a proof of an important theorem $T$ publish another proof of $T$?

I want to know whether or not a journal that published a proof $P$ of an important theorem $T$ is still open to accept another proof $P'$ of $T$ such that $P'$ is greatly simpler than $P$, assuming, ...
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How do I know the impact factor of a certain Journal is true? [on hold]

I am new in publishing, I have never published a paper, and nowaday there are too many online journals. That made me suspicious about their reputation, and it is not easy for me as a beginner in ...
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What should an amateur do with a proof of an open problem?

Assuming that somebody is not an employee of a university, just a math amateur, and makes a proper proof of some well known open math problem, what should he do with it? Publish on the internet for ...
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How much math is there? [closed]

Among other things I teach high school-level math, and one question that often comes up is: "How long would I have to study math in order to know all of it?" I usually tell them that it's like ...
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Correct result but not substantial?

Recently I heard back from the editor in charge of a submission of mine, and he says (virtually) that my result is correct but not substantial enough. I do not really understand what does it mean by ...
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Correct Way to Describe the Following Set

I have a set $X \subset \mathbb{R}^6$ in which three of the entries belong to $\mathbb{R}$ and the other three belong to $[0,360)$ (they are angles). How do I write this set in formal notation (I'm ...
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submit paper in two Journals due to the slow referring process [closed]

The paper is submitted,but the referring process is very slow, I can't wait for more months. What happen if I submit the paper to another Journal( if it will be accpeted quickly then I will withdraw ...
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Is the Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry a good journal?

I hope I'm not out of place asking such a question here. Anyway, I'll soon have my first real paper published in the Springer journal titled "Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry." Since I don't ...
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Researching advice

Hey fellow mathematicians, For the second Semester of my senior year in high school I was able to work on an in depth project on prime counting functions, since I had already completed two years of ...
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Is it meaningful to publish results that are not interesting? [closed]

(I'm by no means in the situation described below, I'm just hypothesizing/daydreaming.) Say that a professional mathematician thinks that he can get some interesting results by applying a certain ...
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Possibility of publishing

First little background. I have master degree in mathematics. Then I decided to continue to study PhD level. After some years I cancel study (reason was in some things in my life). Now I am returning ...
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Choosing referees for peer review

When submitting to a journal for publication and suggesting referees expert in the field for peer-review, is it the done thing (or just polite) to contact the referees to ask if they would be happy to ...
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Standards for publishing research on Global Optimization

I needed to search for the global minimum of a function of 24 variables. I did this using the NMinimize feature in Mathematica, and it allows one to do this using Differential-Evolution, ...
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Is it easier to publish in certain areas of mathematics?

I was wondering whether there are areas of mathematics that it is easier to publish in than in others. The reason I'm asking this question is not because I would then want to do research there, but ...
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What happens if your manuscript is accepted as a filler?

I just got a responce from a journal of the MAA that my manuscript is accepted as a filler. The email says : "The Editorial Board likes your submission and has asked me to move it to the ...
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Examples of journals dedicated to the popularization of Mathematics?

I don't need a big list, I'd just like to have some examples of the most relevant journals that are dedicated to the popularization of Mathematics. Thanks in advance!
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Writing an abstract for a conference

For the first time, I'm preparing a 2-page abstract, jointly with a faculty member, to submit to a conference in mathematical logic so that the committee can decide if they allow me to present the ...
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Matlab's dwt2 in publication quality notation?

I used Matlab's dwt2in my algorithm, what notation have you folks seen that describes the 4 resulting wavelets? How do I express ...
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Starting sentences with mathematical symbols.

I apologise if this is a duplicate in any way or is too opinion-based. To what extent is it best not to start a sentence with a mathematical symbol? I find that when trying to solve a problem or ...
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LaTeX/TeX Vs. Mathematica for Typesetting

I know Mathematica like the back of my hand, but I do not know a speck of $\LaTeX$ or $\TeX$. With regards to mathematical typesetting, is there something significant I can do in $\LaTeX$/$\TeX$ that ...
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Source for Probability of one point in Distribution is zero

I know from my old studies that the probability of one single point, for instance in a normal distribution and quasiprobability distribution, is zero. Where should you cite for this fact? I have ...
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How can a high schooler get more involved in mathematics?

For a high school student interested in majoring in math and learning more about math, what kinds of mathematical research can a student in high school get involved in? How can a high school student ...
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Multimedia Material Accompanying a Printed Math Journal

I'm a member of editorial board of a middle school math journal. It's now became possible to accompany the printed journal with a CD. I want to know what can be done in this direction. My questions: ...
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Correct terminology for polylines, their segments, knots, etc.

Background: piecewise-linear continuous functions $f(x_k)=y_k$ with fixed set of knots $x_k$ with restrictions on the angles between adjacent segments. The translator who dealt with my paper, ...
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High School Students Publishing Mathematics

Right now I'm a senior in high school and I will be submitting a number of applications for undergraduate admissions with deadlines ranging from November $30^{\text{th}}$ to early February. However I ...
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Criteria for a good journal in Maths

To my knowledge journals are ranked by their impact factor? Is that the only criterion to classify math journals? Or there are other principles? Can any one explain that to me? please.
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How to proper label a plot

This is somewhat a dumb question but in an article I have some function, say $f$, that depends of the variable $x$. Let's take for example the function $f$ to be given by: $$f(x)=a ...
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Using Mathematica CDF for publishing?

I have a quick question on publishing. What do the community think about CDF technology of MAthematica. I am rather interested in using this technology for publishing short articles on a website. Do ...
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What is “observation”?

Often in mathematical writing one encounters texts like ''..we observe that this-and-that..''. Also one may find a review report basically saying ''..the paper is just a chain of observations...''. ...
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Journals that publish papers quickly

I have written two papers in Mathematics and want to get them published. Can you suggest some journals that publish quickly? Besides, how can I know if a journal is well-regarded or not? I know ...
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Submitting to ArXiV and Vixra Both

Is it legal to submit the same paper to both arXiv and viXra ? If I first submit it on viXra and it then gets accepted on arXiv, will it be published on arXiv? Besides, can anyone steal work from ...
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Are paraphrased theorems allowed?

In writing maths papers, if I want to present a theorem or definition from some other paper, would it be acceptable to cite the author and then present a paraphrased version of the theorem/definition ...
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How much mathematicians rely on other results?

When mathematicians do research, do they think every detail so that they know exactly every step what it takes to achieve the result from axioms? Or is it possible to work as a researcher without ...
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Citation Style for the College Mathematics Journal? [closed]

I can't seem to find any information on what sort of citation style the College Mathematics Journal wants. Also, they say: Use the AMS standard abbreviations for journals, available here. Do not ...
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Who is Albert Wormstein?

In Chapter 2 of Ian Stewart's Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into... (New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1992), he mentions a conjecture that "polyominoes of order 3 do not exist" (a polyomino is "a ...
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Referencing Lemma before introducing it

I am always confused about this: When I am writing a paper I would like to first provide the big picture and then address some detail issues. On the other hand, I think it's common knowledge that ...
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Difference: Proposition and Observation

As far as I know, a proposition is a statement which might be used to prove a theorem but is also of independent interest. How would you differentiate it from an observation? Would you say it is a ...
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Submit papers: arxiv or vixra? [closed]

If I submit a paper at other place (for example vixra) first, can I (modify it and) submit it to arxiv again? Is it valuable to publish a paper at the vixra? Except arxiv and vixra, does any other ...
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Undergrad publishing [duplicate]

Can undergraduates publish notes (or articles) in journals such as Mathematics Magazine, or does one need a PhD? Will the paper be rejected? I could not find any information about this online. Edit: ...
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How long does it take to write a math paper? [closed]

I am currently working on an applied mathematics paper (with my supervisor, I am a student) that is long overdue: supposed to take 4-5 months but I have been working on it for 6.5 months. I was ...
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An article for some undergraduate journal

I'm a student and last year I attended some courses about algebraic geometry. Referring to many books, I wrote personal notes explaining the Cech cohomology of sheaves and some of its applications in ...
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How do you get a paper to be peer reviewed

I have a proof that I want to undergo peer review. I unfortunately am not affiliated with any university. How should I go about getting it reviewed and either rejected or published? Thanks!
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How does a non-mathematician go about publishing a proof in a way that ensures it to be up to the mathematical community's standards?

I'm a computer science student who is a maths hobbyist. I'm convinced that I've proven a major conjecture. The problem lies in that I've never published anything before and am not a mathematician by ...
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How should someone release their proof to the world? [closed]

Lets say someone (a reputable or non reputable mathematician) has come up with a remarkable one page proof to a famous maths problem. Lets say the proof is likely correct but hasn't been released to ...
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Should I include obvious steps in mathematical paper?

I am writing a formal school paper (by formal I mean, with an abstract, a bibliography and 20 pages in length) on mathematics (it is called 'Extended Essay,' for those having knowledge of the ...
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Academic integrity

This may sound like a childish question and for all its worth, very well may be one as I am only 17, but how do I know who to trust with reviewing or looking at my work? The idea of someone stealing ...
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Publishing mathematics

How or where does one express work they've done to others? What does it mean formally to 'publish' mathematical work you've done? How do you know if your work is any good? Or if someone has already ...
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Why do they print the number of Illustrations on some mathematics books? [closed]

Why do they print the number of Illustrations on some mathematics books? For example: In my whole life, I've seen this only on maths books and I can't figure out why they do this or why it's ...
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Publishing an article after a book?

If I first publish an article, afterward I may publish a book containing materials from the article. What's about the reverse: If I first publish a book does it make sense to publish its fragment as ...