[ALGTOP-L] arXiv submission

David Pengelley davidp at nmsu.edu
Sun Dec 26 21:24:25 EST 2010

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I was recently concerned about this too, for a publication in Elsevier's 
journal Historia Mathematica.  However, I satisfied myself that my 
preprint may stay forever on the arXiv, which was important to me in this 

For details, look at 

Properly interpreted, they say a preprint may stay on a preprint server 
indefinitely.  It seems one just has to be careful that what is posted is 
really a preprint, not the absolutely final version published by the 
publisher.  Check what they say for details.


David Pengelley (davidp at nmsu.edu)
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On Sun, 26 Dec 2010, turchin at math.ksu.edu wrote:

> This question is not mathematical.
> When I was trying to submit a paper in arXiv.org I was asked to sign a
> license allowing them to distribute my article perpetually:
> http://arxiv.org/help/license
> They give a link where one can check whether a publisher allows to archive
> a pre-print and under which restrictions.
> As example, from what I saw I concluded that Elsevier, Springer, and Johns
> Hopkins University Press do not allow a pre-print published in arXiv.org:
> http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php?id=30&la=en&fIDnum=|
> http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php?id=96&la=en&fIDnum=|
> http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php?id=74&la=en&fIDnum=|
> (Though they do allow archiving pre-prints on departmental/institutional
> web pages).
> Am I right with my conclusion?
> By contrast American Mathematical Society publisher does not mind putting
> papers on arXiv:
> http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php?id=83&la=en&fIDnum=|
> What about De Gruyter and their "Journal für die Reine und Angewandte
> Mathematik" and "Georgian Math. J."? Unfortunately De Gruyter does not
> appear in the above link.
> Can somebody recommend more journals/publishers that don't mind their
> papers to appear on arXiv as pre-prints?
> Thank you and Merry X-mas!
> Victor Turchin
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