FAQ

When will you be publishing your next issue?

Our next issue is going to be published on December 20th.

How often do you plan on publishing? 

The High School Journal of Mathematics is most likely going to be a quarterly journal with a new issue published every three months.

What areas of mathematics do you accept submissions in?

We welcome and consider submissions from any area of mathematics you could choose to name. We also read for submissions in physics, biology, computer science, economics, sports science, and any other outside field you could choose to name as long as math is a major part of the article.

What do you look for in submissions?

Firstly, we accept two kinds of submissions; research submissions and info pieces. We look for the same things in both types of submissions. Simply put we want submissions which solve and explain interesting problems, if your work does this please by all means send it over.

We also may include submissions which include summaries of important events, awards, and interviews with famous mathematicians. If you would like to write a submission of this kind please send an email to hsmathjournal@gmail.com to detail what it is you would like to write on. If we are interested we will email you back within a couple of days.

How can I get involved with the journal?

Anyone can send over an application to get involved with the journal (see more about this in our ‘apply’ page). We are looking for people with backgrounds of all kinds; writers, computer scientists, math whizzes, people interested in web design, advertisers, people to recruit and contact professional mathematicians, and more. If you are interested in the journal please by all means send over your application and tell us how you think you can help.

How will I know if my article has been accepted?

We will send you an email 1-3 weeks after your submission depending on the difficulty of the contents.

What is your editing process like?

All submissions will be read by multiple high school editors to ensure a multiplicity of opinions. To ensure fairness, no editor will know anything about the author of the submission which they have received.  Your submission will likely also be read by a professional mathematician or graduate student who understands the field in which you are writing.

Once the math within your submission has been verified and the contents have been studied by our editors you will receive either A). An email of acceptance or, B). An email entailing where we think your submission could be improved. We hope for our editing process to be less of a stiff acceptance or rejection and more of a conversation in which both parties will benefit.

Where will your issues be published?

Initial publication will likely be online though we hope to branch out into paper publication as soon as possible.