Why are my submissions taking so long to be accepted
- If you are wondering why your submissions are not approved right away, there are two main reasons:
1. Submissions that need editing take longer to be processed than those that are perfectly formatted.
- For a list of things that you should pay attention to, please read the page Why am I limited to 3 submissions
2. We don't have enough editors to keep up with all the submissions.
- We get so many new submissions (often over 100 a day) that the drafts stack often has over 500 items on it.
- The more effort you put into making your submission perfect, the faster it will be approved. Again, please read the page Why am I limited to 3 submissions for advice.
- The editors are all unpaid volunteers.
- We need more editors. If interested, please read the page Instructions For Associate Editors , then write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are already a contributor, then you should certainly consider doing more editing your self. To get promoted to Associate Editor, write to email@example.com
- Note that the OEIS is the equivalent of the top mathematics journals, and our time to accept or reject a contribution is a lot less than any top journal. So please be patient.
- Be polite to the editors! Read the Good Behavior Guide For Contributors and Editors
- Study the 'Style Sheet for contributors.
- When the editors make improvements to your submissions, learn from what they did, and next time make those changes yourself.
- Think before you submit a new sequence or a comment! Ask yourself if it is really important. Not every idea that occursa to you needs to recorded in the OEIS.
- Don't submit trivial comments about the core sequences. When you see the triangular numbers in a paper, there is no need to mention this in A000217. This just clutters up the important OEIS entries.