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October 29, 2010 News October 29, 2010

Posted by uwmathlib in Dissertations/Theses, Journals, MathSciNet, ResearchWorks Archive.
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Noticed anything different?

MathSciNet Enhancements

  • Improved display of mathematics using MathJax, an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers (http://www.mathjax.org/)
  • Direct links to books, book chapters, and series using DOIs registered by publishers
  • Bibliographic entries and direct links for Ph.D. theses in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database

Grad Students:

Put your thesis or dissertation online free

UW Libraries’ ResearchWorks Archive provides a safe, secure, and persistent location for your work.  Submission is easy; simply contact the ResearchWorks staff at rworks@uw.edu and include your name, UWNetID, and the department awarding your degree. ResearchWorks staff will be in touch with further instructions regarding submission.  In addition to your manuscript, you may also include any supplementary files when submitting your manuscript.  If you need to set a public access embargo on your work, but would still like to submit your manuscript to the archive, include that info in your email request.

Impact factors can be misleading


Nefarious Numbers

Authors: Douglas N. Arnold, Kristine K. Fowler
(Submitted on 1 Oct 2010 (v1), last revised 25 Oct 2010 (this version, v3))

Abstract: We investigate the journal impact factor, focusing on the applied mathematics category. We demonstrate that significant manipulation of the impact factor is being carried out by the editors of some journals and that the impact factor gives a very inaccurate view of journal quality, which is poorly correlated with expert opinion.

For more info on journal citation, see the Scholarly Communications section of MRL home page.

E-Media Recycle Bin near Math Research Library

Housecleaning?  Recycle your media, batteries, and cell phones in the eMedia bin now located in the hall across from Mathematics Research Library.

Small quantities of the following are acceptable:

  • Non-confidential electronic media: CDs, DVDs, videotapes, audiotapes, computer disks, and their cases
  • Small personal electronics: cell phones, pagers, PDAs, smart phones, and small electronics
  • Inkjet and bubble jet printer cartridges
  • Batteries: alkaline, carbon, zinc, lithium, nickel-cadmium, nickel, metal hydride, and silver oxide


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