For reviewers: review history

A glowing letter "H" for historyWe have added a feature for our reviewers:  an automatic listing of your review history. One of the most common requests we receive from our reviewers is for a list of their reviews that have been published on MathSciNet.  Now you can access such a list directly from your reviewer home page. And, this works whether or not you are connected to a subscription to MathSciNet.

To find the list, login as a reviewer via the MR Reviewer page:   After logging in, you are at your reviewer home page.  Here is a screenshot from mine:

Screen shot of a reviewer page

The arrow points to the new link.  Let’s follow it!  We come to my reviewer history page.  Here is a screenshot of the top of that page:

Screenshot of the top of a reviewer history page

Now I can see a list of all my reviews.  Moreover, we have set it up so that you can copy and paste the list into a text file.  Note: if you copy into a WORD file, you may want to use the “Copy and Match Formatting” option in WORD.

List of reviews in BibTeX format

The list in your Review History is not set up for easy pasting into a BiBTeX file.  However, getting such a BibTeX list has been possible for a while now, but requires that you do it while connected via a subscription to MathSciNet.  Here is how.

On your reviewer home page is a link to your Author Profile Page on MathSciNet, indicated by the red arrow in the screenshot below:

Reviewer Page Screenshot highlighting link to Author Profile Page

Clicking the link takes you to your Author Profile Page on MathSciNet.  Below the basic information on the Author Profile Page, is a box with some links, including a link to a list of all of your reviews in MathSciNet:

Author Profile Page screenshot of section with link to reviews

The results list in MathSciNet looks like this:

Reviews list in MathSciNet with pointer to change format

To continue, click the link Mark All.  The default format for batch downloads is the full review in HTML.  However, we want to list all the items in BibTeX format.  The arrow points to the button that allows you to change the format for batch downloading the results.  Choose Citations (BibTeX).  Then click Retrieve Marked.  The result is a list of all your reviews (well, in this case, all my reviews) in standard BibTeX format.  Here is the top of that list:

@article {MR3185209,
    AUTHOR = {Olshanski, Grigori},
     TITLE = {Projections of orbital measures, {G}elfand-{T}setlin
              polytopes, and splines},
   JOURNAL = {J. Lie Theory},
  FJOURNAL = {Journal of Lie Theory},
    VOLUME = {23},
      YEAR = {2013},
    NUMBER = {4},
     PAGES = {1011--1022},
      ISSN = {0949-5932},
   MRCLASS = {22E30 (41A15)},
  MRNUMBER = {3185209},
MRREVIEWER = {Edward G. Dunne},
@article {MR3072155,
    AUTHOR = {Boyer, Adrien},
     TITLE = {Semisimple {L}ie groups satisfy property {RD}, a short proof},
   JOURNAL = {C. R. Math. Acad. Sci. Paris},
  FJOURNAL = {Comptes Rendus Math\'{e}matique. Acad\'{e}mie des Sciences. Paris},
    VOLUME = {351},
      YEAR = {2013},
    NUMBER = {9-10},
     PAGES = {335--338},
      ISSN = {1631-073X},
   MRCLASS = {22E45},
  MRNUMBER = {3072155},
MRREVIEWER = {Edward G. Dunne},
       DOI = {10.1016/j.crma.2013.05.007},
       URL = {},


You can now copy them and paste them into a BibTeX file!



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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