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Mathblogging.org is designed as a convenient place to check on the mathematical blogosphere. You can find and follow over 700 mathematical blogs and sites covering all aspects of mathematics. This means each day you will find hundreds of pieces on topics ranging from research to recreational, from teaching to technology, from graphical to just great. Our goal is to help you find great mathematical content -- and help authors to find great readers.

If you have a mathematical blog or other regularly-updated mathematical site, we want it to be on Mathblogging.org!

You can easily register, find out if a site is already on Mathblogging.org, and submit a site if it isn't. A Mathblogging.org editor will visit the site to make sure it's about mathematics, then approve the account; all its posts will be added to our site and feeds.

Registration

To register, click on the Register link in the upper-right corner. You'll be given the option of entering a username and email address, or registering automatically using your Twitter account. Choose this option if you don't want a separate username and password for this site.

Once you register following the on-screen directions, you can login and change your settings, including uploading a photo, URL, and biography.

Submitting a site

Anyone can submit a new source to Mathblogging.org, even if they aren't the site's author. To submit a site, click on "Add Site" at the top of the page. Enter the URL of the site or the site's RSS or Atom feed. Add in all the remaining information on the following form. Make sure you select at least one category that describes the site's content. If you have a large number of sources to add to the system, please contact us to discuss a data upload.

If you want to be identified as an author of the site, check the relevant box. To verify that you can really post content to your site, Mathblogging.org will provide a code for you to put in a post on your site. Paste it in near the top of the most recent post on your feed (don't worry, the code is invisible to readers). Once you have added the code to your site, click on "Continue to the next step" and our system will visit the site to verify that the code is present. (If this doesn't work right away, give it a few minutes and try again. Sometimes it just takes a moment for the information to propagate)

Once your site is submitted, an editor will check it to verify your information and approve it, usually within 24 hours. It won't appear on our site until it has been approved.

Submit any blog or other math site using our bookmarklet!

The Mathblogging.org bookmarklet makes it easy to add new sources to Mathblogging.org. It is meant to be useful for network managers, as well as interested users who want to add new blogs, Tumblr feeds, or other resources that they find. We encourage everyone to add more sources to our database!

  1. Make sure the "Bookmarks" toolbar is visible. In Firefox, you can select this toolbar under the "View -> Toolbars" menu.
  2. Drag this link onto the toolbar: Add blog to Mathblogging.org
  3. That's it! When you have navigated to a site's home page or an individual post page, click the "Add to Mathblogging.org" button to add that site to Mathblogging.org. You will be asked to select appropriate topics from a list (such as "Research" or "Teaching"), but the rest of the process is automatic.

Claiming a site

You claim a blog or other site to indicate that you are an author of that site. You can submit and claim a site at the same time. Or if someone else submitted your site, you can claim it later.

To see if your site is in our system, log in and click on "Index" and look for your blog in the list (it's in alphabetical order). You can also search for you blog by name (type the title in the "search title" box and click on "Blogs"). Click on the plus sign to see your options, then "Claim this site" to claim yours.

To verify that you can really post content to your site, Mathblogging.org will provide a code for you to put in a post on your site. Paste it in near the top of the most recent post on your feed (don't worry, the code is invisible to readers). Once you have added the code to your site, click on "Continue to the next step" and our system will visit the site to verify that the code is present. (If this doesn't work right away, give it a few minutes and try again. Sometimes it just takes a moment for the information to propagate.)

If your name does not appear in the list of authors, it may be because you haven't posted recently to the site. Our system can only detect authors who have posts in your syndication feed.

Using citations

Our citation generator will allow you to generate a citation that you can add to your posts for reference and aggregation here and with other services that use the industry-standard COinS system for citation of peer-reviewed research.

To create citations:

  1. Go to our citations generator.
  2. Use the title, ID or other keywords from the article you want to cite to search for it, or choose to create a citation manually.
  3. Our system will search online databases to find your citation, if you don't find it on the list of results, you can modify your search or create the citation manually.
  4. You will be able to modify each part of the citation before generating the final result.
  5. The final step will show you a preview of your citation with the HTML code below, you can copy this code to an HTML-enabled form to display your citation.

Following us on Social Media

Mathblogging.org is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Here's how to follow us:

  • The official Mathblogging.org Twitter account gives news about the site, notable posts, and alerts Twitter followers to new posts on the Mathblogging.org Blog.
  • Editors' Picks is a Twitter feed of just the Editors' picks: Our expert's choices of their three or four favorite posts per day
  • Recent Posts is a Twitter feed that attempts to capture all recent posts on Mathblogging.org, several hundred per day
  • Notes is a Twitter feed compiling all notes on Mathblogging.org posts
  • Our Facebook page gives updates on site news and highlights interesting content found on Mathblogging.org
  • Our updates on Google+ keep users informed of fascinating new posts and also give updates on the site.

Additional questions

If your question isn't answered here, contact us. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.