Help Manual

Introduction to MathSciDoc for Mathematicians

Started in December 2015, MathSciDoc: an Archive for Mathematicians (abbreviated as MathSciDoc below) is an automated electronic archive and distribution server for mathematical articles. The covered areas of MathSciDoc include all aspects of mathematic. The purpose of MathSciDoc is to make all mathematicians to be closer to each other: by knowing what our friends do, and accessing papers easily. MathSciDoc is maintained and operated by Yau Mathematical Sciences Center of Tsinghua University. All MathSciDoc submissions are freely available to others. Only registered users can upload their submissions, comment to other registered user's submissions and respond.

User's Guide

  • How to register?

  • To register MathSciDoc, visit the register page. The registration requires an email address in education domain, such as .edu, .edu.** or .ac.**. The email address is for MathSciDoc to identify if the user belongs to any education institute. The email address is also used for reset your password. The registration also requires a certified email address. The certified email address is for MathSciDoc to identify your group leader or the director of your department. The username must be unique and cannot be changed, but the password can be changed at any time. The real name is for others to identify you. Real name, Country, and Status can be changed at any time in the profile page.
  • How to submit an article?

  • To submit an article, you must firstly login using your registered account. To submit an article, the title, categories, author and PDF file is required. MathSciDoc only accepts submissions in PDF format. You can choose one or multiple categories for one submission. MathSciDoc requires the name, affiliation and email address for each author of a submission. It is for ensuring that each submission is real. You can also provide the keywords and abstract in the submission. However, they are not necessary. If the submission has been published somewhere, you can also provide the publisher, volume, number and date of the published article. Those information are also optional. Any information about the article can be modified at any time after the article is submitted.
  • How to comment?

  • You can only comment to the submitted articles. To comment an article, you must firstly login using your registered account. When you click the title of the article, the comment form appears. You can type the comment in the comment form, and post your comment by clicking Post. The comment is limit to 4096 characters. If anyone comments your submission, a reminding message appears in the Message button on the top of the right. Clicking the reminding message will direct you to the comment. Only the owner of the article can comment her articles for multiple times. Others can only comment once. The user can edit or delete her posted comment at any time.
  • How to search a paper?

  • You can quickly search a paper by its title, authors, authors' affiliation or keywords in the drop down button Go on the right top of the homepage. You only need to specify some portion of the domain in the search bar when quickly searching the paper. You can also select the Advanced menu in the drop down button if you want to specify more constraints for advanced search. In advanced search, you can specify different constraints by the domain and relationship. If more than one constraints are specified, all the constraints should be satisfied.


  • The registered user should have the permission to submit her articles to MathSciDoc. The registered user can only upload her own paper. MathSciDoc will check if the registered user is one of the submission's authors.
  • All rights of the submitted articles belong to the registered owner. If you want to modify the submitted article or share the article in somewhere else, please contact the owner of the article.
  • The articles in MathSciDoc does not stand for any opinion of MathSciDoc. The owner of the article is responsible for the article.
  • When you comment to other's article, your comment should not
    • Breach the law of People's Republic of China
    • Encourage or incite violence
    • Threaten, harass or bully or encourage others to do so
    • Be personal and confidential information
    • Impersonate someone in a misleading or deceptive manner
    • Be spam
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