I hesitate to ask this question. However I read many advices from math.stackexchange, and I couldn’t find anything similar.
A good time always goes too fast! Two years are fled. In the third year of PHD, my major is general topology and I’m facing with graduation from PHD. I do enjoy research, however the pressure to publish makes me be agitated and not quite, for I haven’t publish any paper. I find, sometimes, doing research and to publish are contradictory.
Here is my question: How to write a good mathematical paper? Could anybody give me some suggestions?
As someone who is currently working on my first mathematical paper, I’ve found this guide from MIT to be very helpful. It covers both writing a clear and precise paper in general as well as the specific challenges presented by a mathematical paper. It’s also fun to read! For example, the author likes to illustrate common mistakes within the text. One of my favorites is:
Don’t string adjectives together, especially if
they are really nouns. Many high quality pure mathematics original research journal
article sentences illustrate this problem.