- When I put a name in the author
field of a publications search I get a lot of papers that are not by the given author.
How can I get just that author's papers?
Author searches in Publications Search are text string searches on published names. You may have used a string that matches more than one author. Find one paper in the headline list that is by the author of interest to you. Click on the author name link to get a headline list of papers by that author, according to our Author Database. Alternatively, you may begin the search in Author Search to get a list of matching authors.
- Two authors are listed as being different,
but I know they are the same person. What should I do?
Send mail to MathSciNet Support, with as much explanatory material as possible, and after investigation we will update the author database so that the papers are associated with the correct author.
- An author has some papers listed that
really belong to another author. Can you correct that?
Send mail to MathSciNet Support, with as much explanatory material as possible, and after investigation we will update the Author Database so that the papers are associated with the correct author.
- The institution listed for an author
is not her current institution. Can it be corrected?
The institution listed for an author in a MathSciNet full item is the institution listed for the author in the original publication. It is not updated. A more current location for the author might be found by examining the most recent items for the author in MathSciNet or by using other sources, such as the Combined Membership List.
- A paper seems to be missing on MathSciNet.
Can it be added?
A paper may not be indexed in MathSciNet for a variety of reasons:
- The journal issue in which it appears has not yet been processed for inclusion in MathSciNet. [related information]
- The journal issue (or book volume) in which it appears includes papers that are already indexed in MathSciNet. In this case the paper will have been considered for inclusion but determined to be out of scope.
- The journal in which it appears is not covered in MathSciNet. [related information]
- The book volume in which it appears does not seem to have been covered in MathSciNet. Contact email@example.com if the volume is recent and you believe the volume is in the scope of the Mathematical Reviews Database, so that it can be considered for inclusion.
- The review of an item seems to contain
an error. Can this be corrected?
Send mail to MathSciNet Support if you believe that a review contains an inaccuracy. We will investigate and address any inaccuracies that are discovered.
- Some, but not all, of the papers
in a particular issue of a journal are indexed in MathSciNet. Why are the
other papers not listed?
The coverage of many journals is selective. The Mathematical Reviews editors consider each paper individually; only those that are considered to be within the scope of the Mathematical Reviews Database are indexed in MathSciNet. (For a small number of journals in applied fields, papers considered to be out of scope are also included, but at a later date than those in scope.)
- An issue of a journal is missing
from MathSciNet. Can you add it?
The list of issues of the journal obtainable through Journal Search contains in addition to those issues indexed on MathSciNet, those currently being processed, those that were determined to contain no papers in scope and any intervening issues that have not yet been received by Mathematical Reviews. Mathematical Reviews makes every effort to acquire published issues in a timely way and to process issues promptly on receipt.
- A journal
that I find valuable does not seem to be indexed in MathSciNet. Can it be
included in the future?
Mathematical Reviews makes every effort to obtain journals with mathematical content within the current editorial scope. Suggestions for new titles should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be considered for coverage.
- How can I find out if you index a
particular journal I am interested in?
The most direct method is to enter the name of the journal in the Title field of a Journal Search. If it is not found, try a few keywords in the title field and browse through the list of headlines of journal names. On the Journal Search page, the complete list of serials can be downloaded in two formats: PDF and ASCII (suitable for opening in a spreadsheet application). MathSciNet currently indexes almost 1800 journals, so if the journal you are interested in has any mathematical content, it is highly likely that it is indexed. If it is a new journal, there may be some delay before it enters the normal stream of data acquisition.
- How can I print a review without
the reference list?
A session preference switch to always display, or not display, reference lists is found on the Preferences page. Under "Display Reference Lists" click "No" if you want the default to be that reference lists are not displayed.
you send me a copy of a paper?
We recommend contacting Infotrieve's Document Delivery service to order copies of publications.
- Can you create Article links to the
Journal of XYZZY?
We make every effort to keep the links to original sources as up-to-date as possible in MathSciNet. The volume of links to full text in MathSciNet requires that we use automated procedures to construct them. A few publishers use linking protocols that are not amenable to automated procedures. Send mail to MathSciNet Support so that we can look into supplying the links.
of the items indexed in MathSciNet have reference lists and some do not.
Why don't they all have reference lists?
In order to keep the cost of adding reference lists manageable, lists are taken from only selected journals and only for recent years at present. The number of journals for which reference lists are included in MathSciNet is constantly increasing. Over time, the proportion of items in the database with reference lists is expected to grow appreciably.
- Is MathSciNet OpenURL compliant?
Yes. A small amount of information must be communicated to us about the OpenURL server used at your institution. The MathSciNet contact person at your institution should send this information in email to MathSciNet Support.
- Can I get usage stats?
The AMS is providing usage statistics to subscribers according to Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) standards. This internationally accepted initiative facilitates the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent and credible manner. For more information about your school's usage statistics, please contact your librarian or send email to email@example.com.
- Can I download your serials list
in spreadsheet form?
Yes, there is a comma-delimited file containing the complete serials list information. It can be downloaded from here to your computer and then opened in any spreadsheet program, such as Excel.