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Math Reviews 75th anniversary
Mathematical Reviews (MR) Past and Present

The History of Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Reviews first editionMathematical Reviews was launched by the American Mathematical Society in 1940, with Otto Neugebauer as its first editor. Since its founding, Mathematical Reviews has been an important part of the AMS and the mathematical sciences community.
From its first issue of 32 pages and 176 reviews, the publication has grown into the MathSciNet® database, which contains over 3 million total publications, almost 9 million citations, and a reviewer community numbering nearly 17,000 researchers. Learn more about the history and people of MR and the Editorial Offices. The prezi below provides a brief summary of Mathematical Reviews history.

Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Texas

Mathematical Reviews (MR) 75th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, January 11 at 2:45pm, AMS Booth (#802–813)

  • Meet the new MR Executive Editor, Edward Dunne, and enjoy a slice of MR Anniversary Cake!
  • Pick up a mini-notebook featuring the cover of the inaugural issue of Mathematical Reviews.

MathSciNet Challenge for Grad Students
Saturday, January 10, Sunday, January 11, and Monday, January 12 at 2:15pm, AMS Booth (#802–813)

  • Daily MathSciNet demonstrations will be held at 2:15pm.
  • Attendees will get a MathSciNet t-shirt and can participate in a fun MathSciNet trivia game (t-shirt quantities are limited; first come first served).
  • Submit your trivia game answers and be eligible to win one of three $75 American Express gift cards.

Mathematical Reviews Reception
Monday, January 12 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Bowie B, 2nd Level, Grand Hyatt San Antonio

  • Join us to celebrate 75 years of Mathematical Reviews
  • Refreshments will be served

Get complimentary access to MathSciNet during the Joint Mathematics Meetings!

  • Visit while connected to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center wifi network for full access.
  • Take MathSciNet home with you! Click on the “mobile access” icon to set up mobile pairing and get another 30 days of free access after the meeting.

Spring 2015 AMS Sectional Meetings

  • Pick up a mini-notebook featuring the cover of the inaugural issue of Mathematical Reviews along with other fun Mathematical Reviews “swag”.
  • Browse the first issue of Mathematical Reviews
  • Enter to win a $75 AMS Bookstore gift certificate, along with a limited-edition Mathematical Reviews t-shirt.

Read more about the festivities, and about the history of Math Reviews, in the December issue of the Notices of the AMS.

Video: An Introduction to Mathematical Reviews