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About Loci



Loci is a publication of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It is the journal of the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL), a pathway within the National Science Digital Library, and has received support from National Science Foundation grants DUE-0085861 and DUE-435198. The ISSN is 1941-9198.

Loci continues three earlier online publications in MathDL: The Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications, Digital Classroom Resources, and Convergence. All materials that appeared in these earlier publications may be accessed through Loci, either from Loci: Archives or by using the Loci Search from the Loci homepage.

All articles and other materials submitted to Loci are peer-reviewed. Loci publishes continuously as accepted materials are ready to be posted. Each volume represents a calendar year without subdivision into issues.

Loci takes advantage of the World Wide Web as a publication medium for materials containing dynamic, full-color graphics; internal and external hyperlinks to related resources; applets in Java, Flash, Shockwave, or other languages; MathML, SVG, and other XML markups; audio and video clips; and other Web-based features.

The following types of materials will appear in Loci

  • Articles
    • expository articles in all areas of mathematics, with particular emphases on the appropriate use of web technologies and on the use of the history of mathematics in teaching
    • articles on the process of designing and developing online materials
    • original research articles on student learning via online materials and other technology-rich environments
    • significant new ideas for designing and using Web-based materials in teaching, learning, and assessing mathematics
    • authors' experiences teaching with web-based materials
    • other articles on related subjects, with particular emphasis on use of applications for teaching and learning
  • Modules: innovative, class-tested, web-based learning materials that can be used for guided explorations of particular topics in mathematics
  • Applets: high-quality, self-contained, dynamic, single-purpose learning tools
  • Reviews: surveys and reviews of important online resources

"Enhanced" versions of articles that have appeared in print are encouraged, provided

  • significant value is added by use of web-based features, and
  • permission is obtained from the original copyright holder.

You may submit an article or other material to Loci, ask questions, or volunteer to referee submitted materials by contacting the editors -- e-mail links may be found on the Editorial Board page). Prospective authors should read "How to Submit an Article to Loci."

Send physical mail to

Loci Editors
c/o Thomas E. Leathrum
MCIS Dept.
Jacksonville State Univ.
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville AL 36265

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.

"About Loci," Convergence (November 2008)