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The American Mathematical Monthly

The American Mathematical Monthly

The American Mathematical Monthly

The American Mathematical Monthly publishes articles, notes, and other features about mathematics and the profession. Its readers span a broad spectrum of mathematical interests and abilities. Authors are invited to submit articles and notes that bring interesting mathematical ideas to a wide audience of Monthly readers.

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Information for Authors | Submitting to The Monthly | JSTOR All-Stars | Advertise in The Monthly | History of The Monthly | Past Editors | Reprint Permission | Submitting Problems or Solutions | Contact

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Information for Authors

The Monthly's readers expect a high standard of exposition; they expect articles to inform, stimulate, challenge, enlighten, and even entertain. Monthly articles are meant to be read, enjoyed, and discussed, rather than just archived. Articles may be expositions of old or new results, historical or biographical essays, speculations or definitive treatments, broad developments, or explorations of a single application. Novelty and generality are far less important than clarity of exposition and broad appeal. Appropriate figures, diagrams, and photographs are encouraged.

Notes are short, sharply focused, and possibly informal. They are often gems that provide a new proof of an old theorem, a novel presentation of a familiar theme, or a lively discussion of a single issue.

Submitting to The Monthly

Beginning January 1, 2011, The Monthly will cease to accept articles via e-mail or regular mail. Submission of articles and notes is required via The Monthly's Editorial Manager System. Upload initial submissions in pdf or LaTeX form at

The Editorial Manager System will cue the author for all required information concerning the paper. Questions concerning submission of papers can be addressed to the Editor-Elect Scott Chapman at Authors who use LaTeX are urged to use article.sty or a similar generic style, and its standard environments with no custom formatting. The style of citations for journal articles and books should match that used on MathSciNet.

Letters to the Editor on any topic are invited. Comments, criticisms, and suggestions for making The Monthly more lively, entertaining, and informative can be forwarded to Editor-Elect Scott Chapman.

JSTOR All-Stars

The JSTOR database is an archive of important scholarly journals, offering researchers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages. It includes articles from The American Mathematical Monthly, from 1894 to the present.

JSTOR All-Stars: American Mathematical Monthly (March 24, 2011)

Reprint Permission

General permission is granted to institutional Members of the MAA for noncommercial reproduction in limited quantities of individual articles (in whole or in part) provided a complete reference is made to the source. Reprint permission should be requested from:

Harry Waldman
Journals Editorial Manager
Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington DC 20036

Proposed Problems or Solutions

Proposed problems or solutions should be sent to:

Doug Hensley, Monthly Problems
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77840

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