Emergent Scientist

By Alison Verbeck on October 10, 2017

EDP Sciences announced the recent launch of Emergent Scientist, an innovative new open access journal that puts young scientists at its heart. The journal was born out of the 2016 International Physicists’ Tournament (IPT), and is supported by the French Physics Society and the French Acade...

Publications from WU Math Dept., September 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2017

Laumann TO, Snyder AZ, Mitra A, Gordon EM, Gratton C, Adeyemo B, Gilmore AW, Nelson SM, Berg JJ, Greene DJ, McCarthy JE, Tagliazucchi E, Laufs H, Schlaggar BL, Dosenbach NU, Petersen SE. 2016. On the Stability of BOLD fMRI Correlations. Cereb Cortex 27(10):4719-4732. PubMed abstract & fulltex...

News and notes for math, Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

Two Springer Nature journals moving from open access to subscription access. Please contact Ruth Lewis if you think we need to look into subscribing to either of these titles; no guarantees of course, new journal subscriptions are possible but tricky to pay for. Research in Number Theory has been...


Math books and ebooks added Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

I welcome your requests and suggestions for library acquisitions. Email Ruth at or use forms, Recommend a Purchase for the Library or Recommend a Journal Purchase or Cancellation. Please specify format when you have a preference; while there are good reasons to buy ink-on-paper b...

Open Science Framework for Washington University

By Ruth Lewis on September 26, 2017

Announcing: WUSTL branded Open Science Framework (WUSTL OSF): Open Science Framework is one option available to assist researchers in research management and sharing. Currently, there are over 100 WU-affiliated researchers using the OSF. Each current user will be receiving an email inviting them ...

arXiv User and Usability Group

By Alison Verbeck on September 14, 2017

arXiv is inviting interested users to join an email list where opportunities to participate in polls and surveys are announced (they’ll also continue to announce them on their blog and via Twitter). If you choose to join this list, you’ll be notified of opportunities to answer polls or surveys, o...


By Alison Verbeck on September 8, 2017

Unpaywall is a web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.  Once installed, it brings up a gray or green tab on the side of the screen when the user hits a paywalled paper.  A green “unlock” sign means that a free version of the paper is available elsewhere.  A gray “lock̶...

arXiv Poll

By Alison Verbeck on September 7, 2017

The arXiv team is working on extracting and presenting article references on the abstract page. They would like to know how you’d like them to be presented to you. You can express your preference by taking a very short survey: The s...

News and notes for math, August 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2017

Olin Library’s north entrance is not anticipated to open until sometime in mid- to late-October. Check What’s New for dates and details as they become available. Improvements Introduced to WU Libraries’ Homepage; I think these are really useful small changes. I hope you enjoy them. Open acc...

Publications from WU Math Dept., August 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2017

Aleman A, Hartz M, McCarthy JE, Richter S. 2017. The Smirnov class for spaces with the complete Pick property. Journal of the London Mathematical Society 96(1):228-242. Blecher DP, Weaver N. 2017. Quantum measurable cardinals. J. Funct. Anal. 273(5):1870–1890.