Mathematical Connections seeks to provide a forum for exploring the interplay between mathematics and the humanities. This includes, but is not limited to, the relationship between mathematics and the arts, anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, music and religion. Articles on classroom applications of these topics are also acceptable.
Authors are encouraged to write in a conversational style, keeping in mind that the audience–although exceptionally keen and discerning--may include non-mathematicians. Excessive technical jargon should be avoided. When applicable, sources should be presented and evaluated in the form of a narrative.
Mathematical Connections is published annually, and manuscripts are accepted at any time. Manuscripts may be submitted in Word on a 3.5 inch disk, or by email attachment. However, two typed, double-spaced written copies are also acceptable. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Send all correspondence to:
Steve Whittle or
Augusta State University
Augusta, Georgia 30904-2200
The editors will be happy to assist prospective authors with manuscript preparation. Although articles in Mathematical Connections undergo an editorial process, authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information contained therein.
GUIDELINES FOR CITATIONS IN TEXT, BIBLIOGRAPHIC NARRATIVE, AND REFERENCE LIST
Following is a listing of general instructions for citing works in text, constructing the reference list, and constructing the bibliographic narrative.
Citations in text and reference list
Authors may refer to Counting on Your Body in Papua New Guinea (Rauff, 2003) for a general guideline for citations in text, and for construction of the reference list. This particular article demonstrates correct form for a wide variety of citations and references. Following are three specific examples from this article:
1. Mathematical thinking is universal and the number sense is innate (Butterworth, 1999).
2. I cross-checked Lean’s data with other published work (Biersack, 1982; Carrier, 1981; Cheetham, 1978; Conant,1896; Franklin and Franklin, 1962).
3. Eco (1976, p. 57) asserts that "usually a single sign-vehicle conveys many intertwined contents and therefore what is commonly called a ‘message’ is in fact a text whose content is a multileveled discourse".
Those authors who are authoritative in the literature relative to their manuscript topic are encouraged to offer professional commentary on their sources in a manner that would be helpful to readers who seek further information.