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Questions tagged [publishing]

For questions about publishing mathematical content.

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How can I know if something is publishable? [closed]

I have found an approximation for $\zeta(3)$ The result includes a numerical value and an infinite series which I can also give as an infinite product. The actual value of $\zeta(3)$ and my ...
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Where to publish expository mathematics/personal notes?

I have a short expository paper that is more or less my personal take/exploration of a topic that interests me. I submitted to Mathematics Magazine and it was rejected for non-mathematical reasons - ...
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Is there a popular journal of advances in Mathematics?

I enjoy reading the news articles in Nature, which cover the entire physical sciences, from Bioinformatics to Machine Learning. Unfortunately, research in Mathematics and Logic is not covered. Does ...
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Fake solution to Navier-Stokes Milennium problem? [closed]

I apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong section. I was looking through the recent published papers in the journal "Applied Mathematics Letters" (Q1 in Scimago, H Index 75) and I found ...
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Using “we” in a paper. [duplicate]

I'm the sole author of a paper and in my introduction I've written: We are able to talk about... Doing so we manage to capture ... We accomplish this by embedding... and I'm wondering whether it's ...
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Is it always required to have a theorem/proposition after the lemma?

I'm writing a paper on the topic of data clustering, in which i use a specific optimization model to increase the clustering accuracy. Generally speaking, in a part of the paper i presented a lemma ...
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Is it ever worth writing a paper on evaluating one expression?

I'm not entirely sure how else to word this, but say I've solved a sum like: $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \operatorname{arctanh}(n^{-3})$$ or an integral such as $$\int_1^\infty x^{-x} \,dx$$ Would things ...
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Does research have to be “goal oriented”? Could one spend say three years studying topological braids, find random identities/crap and publish it? [closed]

Obviously anyone can publish anything at certain places, so I'm speaking in the purview of writing something that wouldn't make you look bad or is in an academic setting of some sort. Anyway would ...
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Ways to get feedback prior to publication [duplicate]

Before publishing a paper, is there any resource to get someone to review/ provide feedback for a mathematical aficionado ? I am specifying the aficionado because I lack any friend/professor able to ...
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Potential new class of probability distributions - where to confirm (and publish)?

I think I may have found a new class of probability distributions on the unit interval. This class is a conjugate family (with an intuitive but nonstandard notion of "conjugate" that's conceptually ...
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Submitting for publication in American Mathematical Monthly

I am a young computer science researcher. One of my working papers had some mathematical content so I presented it in a math department seminar. After the talk, one of the professors told me that he ...
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How do mathematicians know when writing papers if their results have already been proven or are special cases?

How does a mathematician know if what they are trying to show or what they are working on has already been shown by someone else, or has already been extensively studied etc.? What if instead someone ...
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I have written a small paper, what now? [closed]

Along my studies as an undergraduate I have written a short paper with some very neat results in. So I sent the paper to one of my professors to get some feedback. He replied saying that although some ...
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How reference AMS Open Math Notes item?

Is there some preferred way to list an item in the AMS Open Math Notes series in a bibliography? (See: https://www.ams.org/open-math-notes) I'm asking about what information should be included, not ...
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Publishing/readability/style: Should definitions be put in an appendix?

When writing mathematical content with the intent for publication, should definitions be put in an appendix and simply referenced to in the text, or should they be placed at the point where they are ...
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Publishing recreational reasearch

I wanted to know if there is any mathematical journal, like the "Journal of Recreational Mathematics", which is currently still publishing and is focused on light-hearted and fun problems and proofs. ...
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Journals with double-blind peer review process

I apologize if this site is not the right place to ask this question. I could not find an answer elsewhere. Some journals like The American Mathematical Monthly or Mathematics Magazine implement a ...
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How do editors of mathematical journals know that a submited paper is original, that is unpublished?

I wondered many times how the editors of mathematical journals know that the content of a paper or article that was submited by an author is original, this is, that the main content of such ...
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How should you refer to other people's result when writing in math?

Here is what I was taught about coming up with my own results in math school: A lemma builds up to a theorem, which implies corollaries. A theorem you are not proud of is a proposition. However,...
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When should an equation be numbered when writing a paper?

This is a soft question on writing math for research or publication purposes. When do we number an equation? Or, when should we not number an equation? Obviously, we number equations when we wish ...
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How to write a formula [closed]

I'm currently 16 and I have been working on a formula which I have finally completed. I've seen people publish papers with their theorems but want to know how to do this i'll include mathematical ...
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Second-largest connected component of mathematicians

Let $\Gamma$ be the graph defined as follows: the vertices are mathematicians who have published papers there is an edge between any two mathematicians who have authored publications together. ...
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How to write this probability in a paper?

I would like to know how to write the following probability in a scientific way: $S=P(x_{1}<y, x_{2}<y,..., x_{n}<y, x_{1}>0, x_{2}>0,..., x_{n}>0)$ Can I use matrix notation for ...
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Have any of you seen anything like this before? Where should someone go to publish a “new” function?

I'm just some random bum calculus II student who was tinkering around with calculus and I think I came up with some new function on my own. so the tl;dr of my function is that you take some function ...
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How can I publish a mathematical formula? [closed]

So I am a $14$ year old living in India and I have found a formula to find the sine, cosine and the tangent of any given angle just using the value of the angle in degrees.With the formula the error ...
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I want to post my research on triangular numbers, but where? [closed]

I've been looking for a long time to see if I could post my results anywhere, my issue is that I'm only 16 and don't think it's appropriate for me to write to a journal. Also I don't know if what I ...
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Please guide me: How does a non-academic mathematician find relevant info on the internet?

I am doing some amateur research in formal language theory. Now see, I don't even know if that's where my study area is... So anyway, I come up with interesting ideas that on occasion work, and I'm ...
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Verb for process:$X\implies Y$ that only increases symmetries: $G(X) \subset G(Y)$.

Let $X$, $Y$ be two objects, anything really. Suppose that some process, for instance a simple algorithm, converts $X$ into $Y$. Suppose also that both $X$ and $Y$ have associated symmetry groups. ...
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Repeating or clarifying proofs in cited papers

Is it bad form to repeat proofs or arguments that exist already in cited papers (while making it clear this is not my own argument but from the cited paper)? Instead of just citing the argument... I ...
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Can a method for solving every polynomial with integer roots be published?

I am a high school student and as I understand having published a paper might give an advantage when applying to college. One of the best result I have obtain yet is a method/algorithm that can solved ...
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Acceptable notation? $\lesssim_{n} n^{-\beta}$ for constants NOT depending on $n$

I am preparing a paper and found it convenient to write things like $$ |\text{Expression of a lot of variables}|\lesssim_{n} n^{-\beta} $$ when an inequality is true up to a multiplicative factor that ...
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How to briefly mention that you answered someone's question without seeming dismissive?

I'm writing my first paper. I would like to mention at the end that I have answered someone's question that is related to the subject of the paper. The proof is really short and doesn't use any ...
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Is the Science and Knowledge Publishing Corporation a spam journal publisher? [closed]

I submitted my paper entitled " A new result for divisibility among sum power divisor from 3 month ago to this journal ,I have received in this day this message : Title: A new results for ...
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Is it acceptable to use “But” in a proof that doesn't use contradiction?

I have recently read a lot of proofs that like to say "But..." right before the punchline. I feel that the word "But..." should be used if what follows is contradictory in some way, as in proofs by ...
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Correct notation for random variable with probability distribution

For a scientific publication I am documenting the algorithm of my computer model. The model uses the Monte Carlo method and has some random variables input. Now I would like to document that correctly....
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Publishing journals in mathematics. [closed]

I want to ask if I am to publish any research paper on trigonometric function. Where is the best place to do that and what field of mathematics can it be categorized?
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Publishing outside acedemia [closed]

I am an independent mathematician looking to publish an article related to number theory. It's not a very rigourous article but it's still interesting My first question is whow should I publish with? ...
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How to discover other fields of mathematics? [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate and thinking about applying to graduate school for math. The problem is that I don't know what field I want to go. Taking graduate classes even more confuse me because ...
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A post for the rejected — influential papers that had trouble getting published [closed]

Having your paper rejected feels a lot like getting dumped. But while there are plenty of good ways to alleviate the pain of romantic rejection, there seem to be few outlets to alleviate intellectual ...
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What is a “note” (that might be published) in mathematics?

My background is not in mathematics but I am translating a novel from the French that has a few mathematicians as characters. A few times, the publication of a "note" is mentioned. This is the French ...
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Is a simple derivation for a formula publishable?

I'm a high school student and recently discovered an interesting method of deriving the definition for $\arcsin z$ for the complex domain using integration. I typed it up for fun in LaTex and am ...
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Search for $C^{*}$ on MathSciNet

I am trying to search on MathSciNet for an article which contains $C^*$ in its 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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What I have to do to write and have published an article?

Let's suppose that I have proved a theorem myself and I want to write an article about it, I have a few questions: 1) How do I have to write it ? I mean, what character should I use, what conventions ...
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Unfinished mathematical paper [closed]

when writing a paper that you anticipate will become long, is it better to publish a small part of it and then publish the rest later, or will that (especially if the paper contains an original idea) ...
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Journals similar to The Mathematical Intelligencer?

I confess I am not sure if the following question is appropriate for this S.E.. If not, simply let me know and I will remove it by myself. As The American Mathematical Monthly may be viewed in some ...
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Shall I include my inventions in book or first publish them in some journal?

Dear and respected all. Today I am not going to post any problem right now but would like to get suggestion on the following matter. I do not know what step shall I take. I need your valuable ...
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What is the best way for an amateur Mathematician to get their paper reviewed?

Good Day All, I am an amateur Mathematician humbly seeking your advice. I have just completed a math paper and would like someone to review it. I'm not an academic so I can't post it to sites such as ...
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Little, unknown, English or French research journals with good mathematics

In this article by Gian-Carlo Rota, you can read: "I bought a copy of Frederick Riesz' Collected Papers as soon as the big thick heavy oversize volume was published. [...] It was clear that ...
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What is some pure math news website by a publisher? [closed]

Why aren't there be any pure math website by a publisher? I google a lot and resulting only applied math news or math journal that is difficult and inaccessible even to advanced reader I am looking ...
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What kind of definitions need be introduced in a PhD thesis? [closed]

For all the terminology in mathematics, I am not sure where to draw a line between those which need to be introduced in a PhD thesis and those which do not. For example, I suppose that in a PhD thesis,...