Interview in the AMS Notices: Managing the Math Deluge

Allyn Jackson, senior writer and deputy editor of the AMS Notices, interviewed me not long after I became the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews.  That interview is in the May 2015 issue  Allyn and I talked about some of the major issues for Mathematical Reviews, particularly the relentless growth of the scientific literature.  You can read it here.

About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.
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2 Responses to Interview in the AMS Notices: Managing the Math Deluge

  1. R.B.Burckel says:

    Dear Professor Dunne,
    For some years I’ve been writing a treatise on classical complex analysis.
    I used the paper MR to stay abreast of relevant literature (not likely the
    kind of literature to be found on arKiv) by regularly scanning the section
    on complex analysis. Is such scanning possible with electronic MR? I think it would be a service to the mathematical community if MR could regularly (say,twice a year) compile a list (authors,titles,and MR numbers only) of activity in each of the sections in which the paper MR had originally been subdivided.
    Thank you,
    R.B.Burckel (Professor of Mathematics,and former reviewer)

    • Edward Dunne says:

      Professor Burckel,

      I am glad to hear from a long-time reviewer. With the digital version of Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet), it is possible to perform a scan along the lines of what you describe. For complex analysis, enter “30” in the “MSC Primary” field and under Time Frame choose =2015 to see everything we have from 2015.

      Alternatively, if you are an AMS member, you can sign up for eCMP = Electronic Current Mathematical Publications. The web page to do that is

      I hope this answers your question.

      – Edward Dunne

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