Guidelines for Loci Authors
The primary mission of Loci is to publish high-quality expository articles and class-tested, web-based learning materials in mathematics and the history of mathematics, with special emphasis on elements that go beyond what is possible with ordinary print. Historical articles should normally have a connection to the teaching of mathematics. Expository articles of general interest to readers of Loci will appear as Featured Items. The four Areas of Loci described below offer material grouped by more specific interest.
Loci: Resources provides an exemplary collection of free online teaching and learning materials, all classroom tested and peer reviewed. This Area of Loci provides instructors with a set of tools ready for implementation in an existing curriculum as well as a forum for discussion of the issues surrounding the materials and their uses. The collection will also provide a snapshot of trends and thoughts on issues relevant to the use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning.
Loci: Convergence provides a wealth of resources to help teach mathematics using its history. This Area of Loci provides instructors with materials which can be used within a curriculum to show historical context for the discovery and development of mathematical concepts.
Loci: Developers provides resources of particular interest to those who develop online mathematics software. This Area of Loci offers tools and tutorial articles for learning and using advanced Web technologies relevant to publishing mathematical materials, as well as reviews of common tools and new technologies.
Loci: Departments provides announcements, commentaries, and other materials of a more transient nature than what is to be found in the other Areas of Loci. This material is not subjected to as rigorous a review process as articles in the other Areas, but may provide topics of active and current discussion for Loci readers.
Loci intends to make full use of the web as a medium for the communication of mathematics. Those "elements that go beyond print" include:
Note that the Content Management System supporting Loci allows the use of jsMATH to display mathematical expressions.
Once you have an article prepared for the Editors to review, submit it following the instructions in How to Submit an Article.
Loci welcomes contributors, referees, and readers from all countries. Both mathematics and education are international concerns and endeavors. Neither the Mathematical Association of America nor the National Science Foundation limits Loci in any way to national interests.