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The College Mathematics Journal

The College Mathematics Journal is designed to enhance classroom learning and stimulate thinking regarding undergraduate mathematics. It publishes articles, short Classroom Capsules, problems, solutions, media reviews, and other pieces. All are aimed at the college mathematics curriculum with emphasis on topics taught in the first two years.

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Winners of the George Pólya Award from The College Mathematics Journal since 1977.

Article Supplements | Information for Authors | Submitting to the CMJ | Topical Index | Problems and Solutions Index | Advertise in CMJ | History of CMJ | Editors of CMJJSTOR All-Stars | Reprint Permission | Contact

Table of Contents/Article Summaries Archive

2017 - January | March | May 

2016 - January | March | May | September | November

2015 - January | March | May | September | November 

2014 - January | March | May | September | November

2013 - January | March | May | September | November

2012 - January | March | May | September | November

2011 - January | March | May | September | November

Table of Contents and Article Summaries from 1997 to 2010.

Information for Authors

Guidelines and directions for submitting articles to The College Mathematics Journal are available here.
LaTeX style files and template files are available here.

Submitting to the CMJ

Submissions of articles and Classroom Capsules are required via the CMJ’s Editorial Manager System. The name(s) of the author(s) should not appear in the file. Initial submissions in pdf or LaTeX form can be sent to the editor at By submitting a paper to the CMJ, the author asserts that it has not been previously published nor is it currently under consideration for publication at another journal.

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 at Authors who use LaTeX are urged to use the CMJ article style (available here) and LaTeX's standard environments with no custom formatting.

Contributions to Problems and Solutions and Media Highlights should be submitted to the appropriate section editor at the address listed inside the journal. Letters to the Editor on any topic are invited. Comments, criticisms, and suggestions for making CMJ more lively, entertaining, and informative are welcome and should be forwarded to the editor at

More complete guidelines and directions for submitting articles to The College Mathematics Journal are available here.

Download the MAA copyright form for authors.

Topical Index to The College Mathematics Journal, 1970–2016

A searchable index (pdf) by title, author, and related curriculum subject of all articles, capsules, and book reviews published in The College Mathematics Journal since 1970. Maintained by Donald E. Hooley, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH.

Problems and Solutions Index, 1973-2016

A list (pdf) in order of publication of all problems printed in The College Mathematics Journal together with their solutions (by title and issue). Maintained by Charles K. Cook, Sumter, SC.

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 now includes 1,786 articles from The College Mathematics Journal, from 1984 to 2005, and 1,007 articles from its predecessor The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal (1970–1983).

JSTOR All-Stars: College Mathematics Journal (February 12, 2013)

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:

Beverly Ruedi
Journals Editorial Manager
Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington DC 20036


Contact the CMJ

Change of address, missing issue inquiries, and other subscription correspondence should be sent to:

The MAA Customer Service Center
P.O. Box 91112
Washington, DC 20090-1112
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