About Quantropy Eprints
Quantropy is a repository for academic and similar
papers to which
anyone can submit a paper. It is here to fill the gap between informal
discussion of an idea and the submission of a paper to an academic
journal. We believe that it makes more sense for a paper to be publicly
judging whether it is right or not. We intend that the physical
sciences and mathematics to be the main
focus of Quantropy , but you can submit a paper on any
Papers should be submitted as PDF files and should be written in English.
You should own the copyright to any paper which you submit to
Quantropy .org. We will try to remove any papers which
retain the copyright to your work and we will remove a paper from the
repository on request from the author, although, depending upon the
circumstances, the abstract may remain here. See the Policies page for
It is intended for some members to be classified as advisors. These
will have the ability to give constructive advice on submitted papers,
and in particular to give pointers to work on the subject which you
have missed. (It may take a while to persuade people to give up their
time to do this, so don't expect rapid feedback on your work)
Discussion of a paper
It is not intended to have a forum on which papers can be discussed
within the Quantropy website and there is no 'right of reply' to
advisors' comments. However, for each paper there is the opportunity
the author to add a link to an external discussion page. This might be
a page on an existing forum (if this is allowed by that forum's rules)
or it might be a page on the author's blog, with the facility for
comments from readers. There is also the possibility to mark
a paper as a commentary on another paper.
What is not allowed
Having said that Quantropy is open to all, here is list of reasons why
a paper might be rejected.
is intended that papers should be written in a suitably academic style,
although in general lack of this will not be a reason for rejecting the
paper (we realise that you may need practice to develop a suitable
style). However, in the following cases papers may be
the their style is not suitably academic.
- Content which is copied from someone else.
- Insulting or politically sensitive content
- A paper containing advertising or promotional material
- Poorly presented papers where it is hard to tell what
the author is trying to say
short papers, and papers which make an assertion (or a question for
discussion) without presenting much in the way of argument for it.
- A paper serving primarily as pointer to a work
elsewhere - there should be something of substance included
in the paper
- The paper which is too similar to others in the
repository - in well worn
topics it is unlikely that you will have come up with something new,
and you should at least check the other papers in the repository.
- Papers which are marked as a commentary on another
- Papers on subjects away from the main focus of the
repository (in particular on Politics or Theology)
When you first register for Quantropy you will have membership type Member.
We will upgrade this to Full
Member if we deem this appropriate. Full
members can link to a copy of their paper on an external website (rather than uploading a copy to this website), can link to their website on their profile page, and can
suggest books for the booklists of other members' profiles and abstract
In spite of the use of the first person plural above,
Quantropy is at present run
by one person, Stephen Lee.
Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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