• Register
PhysicsOverflow is a next-generation academic platform for physicists and astronomers, including a community peer review system and a postgraduate-level discussion forum analogous to MathOverflow.

Welcome to PhysicsOverflow! PhysicsOverflow is an open platform for community peer review and graduate-level Physics discussion.

Please help promote PhysicsOverflow ads elsewhere if you like it.


New printer friendly PO pages!

Migration to Bielefeld University was successful!

Please vote for this year's PhysicsOverflow ads!

Please do help out in categorising submissions. Submit a paper to PhysicsOverflow!

... see more

Tools for paper authors

Submit paper
Claim Paper Authorship

Tools for SE users

Search User
Reclaim SE Account
Request Account Merger
Nativise imported posts
Claim post (deleted users)
Import SE post

Users whose questions have been imported from Physics Stack Exchange, Theoretical Physics Stack Exchange, or any other Stack Exchange site are kindly requested to reclaim their account and not to register as a new user.

Public \(\beta\) tools

Report a bug with a feature
Request a new functionality
404 page design
Send feedback


(propose a free ad)

Site Statistics

203 submissions , 161 unreviewed
4,996 questions , 2,153 unanswered
5,340 answers , 22,632 comments
1,470 users with positive rep
813 active unimported users
More ...

  Upcoming journal editions: read 'em and ask on the Stack (and get prizes)

+ 7 like - 0 dislike

As the new monthly issues of your favorite journals are published, we want to remind you to ask those burning questions that pop into your head as you read through novel approaches, methods and cutting edge or controversial findings. Stack Exchange consists of remarkably bright and talented researchers and our community benefits greatly from more current and relevant questions. When you flip through your favorite journal and are downright astonished by some findings or perplexed by a method, share that curiosity here.

Staying up to date in the field betters your own expertise and sharing those quandaries with your peers furthers the discipline as a whole. To encourage good ole fashioned journal reading (winks at open access) users who ask questions about the current issues of whatever journal they like on the Stack are eligible for a drawing to win a year long subscription to a journal of their choosing (excluding obscure journals only in print in Kazakhstan with a zillion dollar fee). Before Christmas, all posts referencing (denoted with "citation") a current publication will be entered in the drawing and a random winner of all winners will be announced (plus secondary prizes).

*Updated: Includes article preprints from arxiv or any similiar source.

**Tag the post with "citation" and "journal name/source"

This post has been migrated from (A51.SE)
asked Nov 10, 2011 in SE.TP.discussion by Seth Rogers (0 points) [ no revision ]
I suspect very few of us actually browse journals. Most physicists read the preprints posted on the arxiv (http://arxiv.org) and hence read papers a significant time before they make it into print. Any chance of tweaking the rules to allow posts about papers on the arxiv within the previous month to be eligible? We've been specifically been encouraging people to give arxiv citations when possible as it is free for anyone to read the preprints there, and it contains a significant fraction of all recent physics papers.

This post has been migrated from (A51.SE)
Yes, definitely. Updated to include arxiv.

This post has been migrated from (A51.SE)
To be clear, what form must the citation take? You indicate using the word citation, but not necessarily how you expect it to be used. Do you want the entry tagged with "Citation", for instance?

This post has been migrated from (A51.SE)
Great point. Updated.

This post has been migrated from (A51.SE)
This question reminds me of a recent post by Gowers: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/how-might-we-get-to-a-new-model-of-mathematical-publishing/ It should be interesting to see what comes out of it.

This post has been migrated from (A51.SE)

Your answer

Please use answers only to (at least partly) answer questions. To comment, discuss, or ask for clarification, leave a comment instead.
To mask links under text, please type your text, highlight it, and click the "link" button. You can then enter your link URL.
Please consult the FAQ for as to how to format your post.
This is the answer box; if you want to write a comment instead, please use the 'add comment' button.
Live preview (may slow down editor)   Preview
Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
If you are a human please identify the position of the character covered by the symbol $\varnothing$ in the following word:
Then drag the red bullet below over the corresponding character of our banner. When you drop it there, the bullet changes to green (on slow internet connections after a few seconds).
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

Your rights