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Ohio Journal of School Mathematics

About the Journal

The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics is the journal of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It serves as a medium for students and teachers from elementary to college level to present their ideas and beliefs about the teaching and learning of mathematics. The Journal is edited by Todd Edwards from Miami University ( and Janet Walker from Indiana University of Pennsylvania ( Mathematics educators at all levels, Pre-K through 16, are encouraged to submit manuscripts

We welcome original submissions from students, classroom teachers, and university faculty.  Collaborative pieces are encouraged---as are experimental pieces.  For instance, we've published creative non-fiction pieces, currere, proofs without words, original children's picture books, and segmented essays in past issues. Although research studies are not emphasized in the Journal, practical application of research implications is appropriate. 

The Journal is published on a rolling schedule, with articles published throughout the year as they are received.

Guidelines for Submissions

Submissions should conform to APA style: double-spaced with one-inch margins and 10-12 point font. We expect that all authors will cite sources with appropriate information such as author, journal or book title, publisher, date, and pages. Original figures, tables, and graphs should be embedded within the document.  

Manuscripts are submitted electronically, typically as PDF or MS Word files, via the Journal’s online portal at  

New authors will need to set up an author account by clicking on REGISTER in the top center of the page. Once logged into the system, authors are able to submit manuscripts, read reviews, and correspond with journal editors.

No cover sheet is needed. Authors enter their name and contact information during the online submission process. No author identification should appear on the manuscript itself or in the document’s metadata. The editors of the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics use a blind review process.

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OCTM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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