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Review databases such as MathSciNet and zbMATH create an index of published papers, accompanying each entry with a short "review" in which an expert (not the paper's author) gives a brief summary of the paper's content and its connection to other works. Not for questions about peer review in general.

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Is there a way to automatically categorise a list of journals into disciplines?

I have a list of references from a systematic review and I would like to produce some summary statistics of roughly how many come from various different disciplines. Is there a way of doing this rough ...
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Citations to Mathematical Reviews?

I have written a few reviews for Mathematical Reviews. But how do I cite such reviews in a bibliography? This seems to be an open problem as I in a database written by others encountered a reference ...
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Math reviews, how to interpret "the summary as review" cases?

I am wondering on how to interpret these types of "reviews". As per the guidelines of Math reviews Two other treatments of items are possible, but should be used sparingly. You may ...
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Erroneous paper published and reviewed on MathSciNet

An article claiming to solve a great long-standing mathematical open problem was published in a conference proceedings, and was refereed on MathSciNet positively, i.e. the reviewer makes an impression ...
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Is it considered rude to point out typos, by sending an email to the reviewer, in a MathSciNet review?

Is it considered rude to point out typos, by sending an email to the reviewer, in a MathSciNet review? Will they be able to correct the typo, easily, with out involving MathSciNet technical team?
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What care do reviewers take when writing a review for a published paper in mathematics? [closed]

Question is as in the title: What care do reviewers take when writing a review for a published paper in mathematics? I have seen some reviews from MathSciNet. These reviews slightly overlap with ...
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Is it common to have no MathSciNet version of a paper in Mathematics?

For papers/books in mentioned in MathSciNet there is a way to get a BibTex version of the citation. I wanted to cite a paper and it is not in MathSciNet. It is a published paper in International ...
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Does every paper in mathematics have Zbl and MR?

I need to insert the Zbl and MR of papers given in the reference of my paper. I can't find Zbl of some the papers. for example the paper On Inverse Eigenvalue Problems for Two Kinds of Special Banded ...
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Same review for Math Reviews and Zentralblatt

I have been serving for several years as a reviewer for both Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet) and ZbMath. Earlier this year, I received an invitation for a paper for MR which I already reviewed for ...
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MathSciNet reviews license

I have been asked to become a MathSciNet reviewer. I personally find the database very useful, but I am a bit held back by the fact the database is kept behind a paywall. What is actually the ...
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ZbMATH and conflict of interest

ZbMATH sent an article for post-publication review. As of a little more than a month ago, I worked at the same department in the same university as one of the authors. We have not cooperated on a ...
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When writing a synopsis "review", may I contact the authors with questions?

Please read the following background paragraph carefully to understand the meaning of "review" in this question - it may not be what you think. In particular, this is not a duplicate of Is it ...
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What are the pros and cons of being a Mathematical Reviews' reviewer?

I received a letter from Mathematical Reviews inviting me to be a reviewer. Before I make my decision, may I ask what are the possible advantages and/or disadvantages of being a reviewer?
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On writing a review (i.e. summary) for a problematic (published) paper

I am trying to write a review on a published paper for Mathematical Reviews. The paper proposes a generalization of K-theory. Its main definition is fundamentally problematic. So the rest of the ...
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