- Published: Friday, 03 May 2013 06:52
MathematicalDiscovery.net aims to publicize original and creative mathematical research, with an emphasis on research that has application in physics, biology or human society. A tenet of the site is that truly original and creative research is usually not welcomed by academic journals. This site is intended as an alternative outlet for authors to promote their work while they do battle with the journal system, and afterwards. The founder and administrator does his best to maintain the site in the tiny amount of time that he has available, but it is not going to have anything resembling a regular blog for the foreseeable future.
Authors are invited to contribute material to this site. Contributions that truly constitute "mathematical discoveries" will be stamped as such, and the date will be recorded for the authors' security.
MathematicalDiscovery.net is distinguished by having standards on originality and creativity that are much higher than those required to have an article accepted by even the top academic journals. At the same time, however, the site welcomes high-quality work that has been rejected by academic journals or that is considered unsuitable for journals because it is incomplete or unable to fully solve a particular problem. Authors retain copyright of their contributions. The site aims to be as different as possible from the plethora of open-access journals which, in general, publish work of very poor quality and charge exorbitant fees.
Discussions of research that has been publicized here are welcome on the site. Articles and supplemental material that have been accepted by journals are also welcome, subject to journals' copyright restrictions. Many journals allow the submitted version of an article to be posted, but not the final version as typeset by the journal. The Sherpa/Romeo website www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php is helpful for checking journals' policies.