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I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank?

I am interested in the situation where you have a very interesting result. For instance, you have solved a very important open problem. However, you are not known in the field and do not have any ...
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22answers
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What to do when your student is convinced that he will be the next Einstein?

As an adviser, I have found it to be a detrimental motive for a student to focus solely on surpassing Einstein in achievement, for many reasons. One student in particular has busied himself with the ...
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2answers
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Is a university that grants me a PhD for $1000 and a copy of my unpublished book fake?

I have paid $1000 for PhD in mathematics. And I have sent them my book to be considered as a PhD thesis. Now I suspect that I have lost the money. But as far as I know they are not accredited by the ...
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2answers
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Why is my paper "under review" if it contains no results?

I've recently submitted a paper for review for a reputed math journal. The main paper is just 2 pages (everything else being in appendix), where I setup a new problem, and the central result I had ...
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3answers
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Creating a community around my research book

I have written a research book on the topic of abstract pure mathematics. Now the book is in review with a scientific publisher. In the book there are some conjectures formulated by myself. There are ...
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3answers
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How many years does it take for a new math theory by an independent researcher to become widely known and accepted? [closed]

I have developed (or rather partially developed, if to be exact, as there are some unsolved conjectures and other white spots) a new abstract, fundamental, pure math theory. I have published it as a ...
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3answers
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Publishing vs. putting work online under a free license

Suppose a work (a book with abstract math research) is presented as LaTeX source under a copyleft license available at a public Git hosting service. Will scientists be reluctant to cite such a work, ...
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2answers
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What part of mathematics deals with what makes a 'valid' idea 'mathematical', and if 'mathematical', 'interesting'? [closed]

Mathematicians don't seem to have a consensus on which questions are mathematical, and which ones are interesting but sometimes one pronounces with an air of authority on a question or solution or ...
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3answers
272 views

Publishing elementary results

As the title suggests, I am interested to know the chances of a middle-ranking journal's acceptance of a paper by an unknown author, detailing comparatively elementary results. By elementary, I mean ...
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1answer
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Given reviewer comments, shall I resubmit after the rejection?

I had submitted a manuscript to a SCI indexed journal and I received a rejection after 4 months The reviewers comments stated: The reviewer stated only 1 correction in the whole paper and wrote the ...