zbMATH Open is designed for mathematicians in research and teaching. The information service offers access to more than 4 million bibliographic records with reviews or abstracts from the worldwide mathematical literature and to references to mathematical software. The search for scientific content is based on the comprehensive references of worldwide mathematical research; access is also possible via a formula search. Authors and their networks as well as journals and their content can also be searched.
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The high degree of completeness of zbMATH Open is achieved, among other things, through the integration of the data related to “Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte in der Mathematik (1868-1942)“. Thus, zbMATH Open has an uninterrupted record of mathematical research literature since 1868 with a focus on Europe.
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This provides zbMATH Open with a long-established quality assurance process that identifies and can counteract abuse in the publication business. The community is actively involved in the creation and quality assurance of the information.
In the beginning of 2021, the renowned information service zbMATH was transformed into an open access platform. This service, which had been subject to a charge up to now, is thus available free of charge to all interested persons worldwide.
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