Frequently Asked Questions

When will you be publishing your next issue?

Our next issue will be published sometime in June.

How often do you plan on publishing?

The High School Journal of Mathematics is a semiannual journal with a new issue published every six months.

If I want to get published in the Journal, have I had to have done research?

No, we accept all types of mathematical work, regardless of whether it is research or not. This includes areas one might have spent a lot of time working on- anything that highlights one’s mathematical interest.

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

Was your question not answered? Email us at info@hsjom.org!