Announcement of Special Issue of PRIMUS Promoting Women in Mathematics

The journal PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies) announces a special issue on promoting women in mathematics.  Sarah Greenwald (Appalachian State University) and Judy Holdener (Kenyon College) will guest edit the special issue.

Description:  The purpose of the special issue is to encourage meaningful discourse surrounding the underrepresentation of women in mathematics and statistics. Certainly, these disciplines benefit from the talents and contributions of all people; gender equity is a matter of social justice. To this end, we solicit articles offering promising ideas and solutions for recruiting, encouraging, supporting, or retaining women in their study of mathematics and statistics at the undergraduate level. We also welcome articles that address ways of preparing undergraduate women for (and perhaps even launching them into) future mathematical careers, as well as articles focusing on issues residing at the intersections of gender with cultural, ethnic, sexual, or other identities. Articles could include, but are not limited to, a novel idea for teaching and learning, a bridge program, a mentoring program, or extracurricular activities. Submissions should have practical, transferable advice facilitating implementation by practitioners. Claims made within an article regarding the success of a program/activity/practice or teaching pedagogy should be compelling to a typical undergraduate mathematics instructor and may be substantiated by anecdotal reports or by a summary of a formal study.

This special issue is sponsored by the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences.

On average, PRIMUS articles run approximately 10-12 typeset journal pages in length, or approximately 3880-4500 words.  Supplementary materials, such as appendices and color illustrations, may be published in an online version. (Such online material does not count against the 3880-4500 word count range.)  PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies) is a leading journal for exchanging ideas about teaching collegiate mathematics.  PRIMUS appears in print and online formats. PRIMUS publishes lively and engaging articles for a readership comprised primarily of practitioners.

Papers must be submitted through the online submission system at: Submissions will be accepted until July 15, 2021.  Papers are refereed and must meet both PRIMUS’s standards and the focus of the special issue for consideration. 

We also extend a call for referees for the special issue, especially those who have significant experience with or interest in promoting women in mathematics.  Please let us know if you would be willing to serve as a referee.

For more information, please contact the Special Issue Guest Editors:

Sarah Greenwald,
Judy Holdener,

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