Category Archives: General information

MathSciNet, Uzbekistan, and the MDC Program

There is a nice news item on the AMS website about MathSciNet, Uzbekistan, and the MathSciNet for Developing Countries Program, also known as the MDC Program.  In very specific terms, the piece tells how the program has helped the mathematicians … Continue reading

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A Librarian’s Guide to MathSciNet. A Choice Webinar

The AMS and EBSCO Information Services  are sponsoring a webinar about MathSciNet for librarians.  It is part of the Choice Webinar Series from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Date and Time:  Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Math in the time of coronavirus

While many businesses have seen significant downturns during the pandemic, several scholarly publishers have reported increases in submissions in the first part of 2020. There are various studies and articles about the phenomenon.  Meanwhile, at Mathematical Reviews, we have not … Continue reading

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Job Posting – Associate Editor at Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Reviews is hiring!  We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start in late spring or summer 2018.  The new editor should have expertise in algebra and an interest in a range of algebraic topics, such as representation theory, … Continue reading

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#Citations

Mathematicians are good at counting.  We can count the number of ways to roll  a 7 with two dice.  (Answer = 6.) We can count the number of ways to shuffle a deck of cards so that every card is … Continue reading

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Twenty thousand reviewers!

As of November 12, Mathematical Reviews has over 20,000 active reviewers!  The input of researchers from around the world helps to make MathSciNet such a valuable tool.  We are truly grateful for your efforts. Thank you! You can see other … Continue reading

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Metadata

MathSciNet is full of metadata.  We create our own metadata.  We receive metadata from many of the publishers of the journals we cover.  So what are metadata?  (Or what is metadata?)  The simplest explanation of metadata is that they are a type of … Continue reading

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Update Your Author Profile and receive a free AMS eBook

Authors may update their own author profiles with the native script version of their name, a personal photo, personal email, and URL. For a limited time, authors who update their profiles will receive a free AMS eBook. Complete details will … Continue reading

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Reviewers are getting a raise

As of January 18, 2016, reviewers will receive 12 AMS Points for each review they submit that is published in MathSciNet.  That’s a 50% raise!  Mathematical Reviews very much appreciates the efforts of our reviewers. We feel quite strongly that good … Continue reading

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Personalizing your author profile

A key feature of Mathematical Reviews and MathSciNet is our work to identify authors.  (See the earlier post “Who wrote that?”.)  For each author in the database, we create an Author Profile Page.  But did you know you can personalize … Continue reading

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