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- Preprints at arXiv.org The canonical place to get and post the latest research in math and physics.
- JSTOR The scholarly journal archive A large collection of important sources, but limited access without subscription.
- EMANI Electronic Mathematical Archiving Network Initiative Excellent free electronic source.
- Numdam Digitized versions of many older French journals and other sources.
- Göttingener
DigitalisierungsZentrum Digitized versions of many older
German journals and
monographs, including classics like Gauss'
*Disquisitiones arithmeticae* - SPIRES HEP database High Energy Physics literature database.
- Grothendieck Circle The most complete source for material by and about Alexandre Grothendieck.
- Franz Lemmermeyer's list of online texts
- Alexandre Stefanov's list of free online texts

- MSRI lectures High quality streaming video of many lectures on a wide range of mathematical topics. PDF slides and notes also available.
- KITP Lectures Many lectures on video, audio, and podcast.
- ICTP Lecture note archive.

- Situs Geometriae Algebraicae for answers to questions in algebraic geometry.
- European Algebraic Geometry Research Trainging Network (EAGER)
- John Baez's This Week's Finds in Mathematical Phyiscs has lots of interesting geometry.
- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

- Ravi Vakil's List
- EAGER's list
- UTK's list of Geometry Conferences
- Workshops at MSRI (Not just geometry)
- The AMS List (Not just geometry)
- IAS/Park City Summer Mathematics Institute (Topics change every year)

- Projections of complex plane curves to real three-space.
- A Visual Dictionary of Special Plane Curves
- Overview of Algebraic Plane Curves (Geometry Center)
- Famous Curves Index (University of St. Andrews)

- Stephan Endrass' Surf Program (for Visualization of Real Algebraic Geometry)

- International Mathematical Union Electronic World Directory of Mathematicians
- EAGER's list.
- AMS Combined Membership List.

I have been thinking lately a little about scholarly journals and how scholarship is disseminated.

Many publishers are using the free professional services of academics to write, referee, and edit scholarly journals, and then they turn around and charge those same scholars and their libraries enormous sums for access to the journals.

According to data from a survey by the American Math Society, the most expensive publishers of academic mathematics are

Publisher | Average cost per page |
---|---|

Wiley | $2.43 |

de Gruyter | $1.93 |

Taylor and Francis | $1.69 |

Springer Verlag | $1.35 |

Elsevier | $1.23 |

On the other hand, many of the very best journals are published at very low cost. Some of the main publishers in this elite class are

Publisher | Average Cost per page |
---|---|

Princeton U Press | $0.09 |

AMS | $0.19 |

SIAM | $0.26 |

Many excellent journals are also free online, including the outstanding Geometry and Topology.

One of the most important things scholars should do is post their preprints online at major preprint servers, like arXiv.org, and on your own website. Of course, it is also important not to sign copyright agreements with publishers that interfere with ability to freely disseminate your work. You can either choose to submit papers only to journals that have good copyright agreements, or you can renegotiate the agreement before signing it.

For more about this topic, you might try The Cost of Knowledge and Nature's take on this.

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