preprint services

Edward Vielmetti (
Fri, 14 Aug 92 13:45:26 EDT

Here's a set of materials that would be useful to go into the web, if
it isn't there already. If there are clients out there that support
"reply to owner of node" that would be a way to support a direct
interface to email based services -- if I recall right the EIES system
has some of that in it.


Date: Fri, 14 Aug 92 09:15:42 EDT
From: Roy Richter PH/32 <>
Subject: preprint servers

I guess sometimes things don't work right. Oh well.

Here a list following up on our discussion last night at SEMiSLUG.
Roy Richter Internet:
Physics Dept, GM Research UUCP: rphroy!rrichter
and Environmental

Some things I've found on preprint servers, following up on our
SEMiSLUG discussion last night...


Article: 26257 of sci.physics
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Newsgroups: uiuc.announce,sci.physics,sci.astro,sci.math
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Automated preprint distribution facility
Keywords: preprint condensed matter physics astrophysics functional analysis
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Starting from April 1992, fully automated bulletin boards
for preprints in physics and mathematics are available
at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste,
Italy. The service is free and people are welcome to use it.

Preprints can be submitted and retrieved. It is also possible
to subscribe to a daily distribution list, containing authors
and abstracts of the papers just submitted to the board.

The boards are operated by sending commands by e-mail to
the appropriate Internet address:

- for condensed matter physics
- for astrophysics
- for functional analysis

An analogous service, based on the same software, is
provided by Los Alamos National Lab for high energy
physics preprints:

- for high energy physics, theory
- for high energy physics, phenomenological

Preprints are in TeX/LaTeX format. Facilities to use special
macros are available. Figures in PostScript format may be
also submitted. Anonymous ftp access is also possible.
For further details, instructions, disclaimers, etc, please
send a mail with Subject: help to the address of the desired

Article: 30771 of sci.physics
Path: rphroy!!usc!!destroyer!ncar!uchinews!!trivedi
From: (Anil Trivedi)
Newsgroups: sci.physics,sci.astro,sci.math
Subject: Re: Preprint Servers: Is there a list...?
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Date: 12 Aug 92 07:46:07 GMT
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Xref: rphroy sci.physics:30771 sci.astro:22367 sci.math:26084 writes:
> I think the automated preprint servers which are popping up at various
> sites are a wonderful idea but how does one find out about new
> servers and what topics the current servers cover?

The servers I am aware of are: (algebraic geometry) (astrophysics) (condensed matter) (functional analysis, n.b.: not fun-anal) (computational and lattice physics) (general relativity / quantum cosmology) ...a duplicate of the above archive... (high energy physics phenomenological) ...a duplicate of the above archive... (high energy physics formal) ...a duplicate of the above archive... (liquid crystals, optical materials) (e-mail address database)

Notice that the last one is not a preprint server but an e-mail address

Notice also that qc-gr, hep-ph, and hep-th archives are duplicated
at two sites; so choose the nearer one.

To get the basic information file from any server, send mail to that
server with the Subject line set as "Subject: help".