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Question about publications [Mar. 23rd, 2008|12:35 pm]
grad students in mathematics

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[blueskysrain]
After working and delving into old Italian-influence algebraic geometry, I've produced some new theorems that haven't been published. What do you think the qualifications for getting something published are?

(and no, I'm not looking for something Compositio Mathematica or something prestigious to publish in)
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[User Picture]From: michiexile
2008-03-23 06:47 pm (UTC)
My advisor tends to talk about "Minimally publishable result" - which has as criteria that it should not be already well known or already published, and it should, preferably, actually be of interest to someone somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: blueskysrain
2008-03-25 04:12 am (UTC)
Thanks. Mine always kind of has this cute thing of saying. "Work a little harder and I see a paper shining" more or less, but I'm always curious to see if she's actually telling the truth. She likes seeing me being excited about math, which isn't quite hard to do.
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[User Picture]From: johnmcelroy
2008-03-29 12:39 pm (UTC)
Start writing now. Pick a Journal you think would be interested (particularly one that has published material your reference), read their submission guidelines, and get going. Let people you trust read it and give you suggestions. Once they think it's in good shape submit it and let the reviewers pick out the rest. If they say that it's not quite ready yet then just keep working like you would have anyway. At least then you'll know what you're missing.
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