Referee system


bulletTo be regarded as authoritative, a mathematical publication must be examined by a referee. This assures that itís accurate, that its quality matches the publisherís expectation, and that the authors give credit to others for work that they use. Since a current research area may be really familiar to only a few experts, this process may take months or years. Expository and research papers for major publications and some conference reports are refereed extremely thoroughly. Monographs on advanced subjects, to a moderate degree. Textbooks and other conference reports, only lightly. Course notes, whether hardcopy or online, and archives of unpublished research are not refereed at all.


bulletYou may wish to read the ethical guidelines of the American Mathematical Society.


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