Student Journals Bibliography (3/25/2004)

Prepared by:

Joseph Malkevitch
Mathematics and Computing Department
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451-0001

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American Mathematical Monthly

Published by MAA, the Mathematical Association of America, this journal has many articles accessible to undergraduates and sophisticated high school students. The quality of the writing is invariably very high.

American Scientist

Published by Sigma Xi, the honor society for those interested in Science (and Mathematics), this journal has superb survey articles dealing with science and mathematics. It also features excellent articles by Brian Hayes dealing with the interface between mathematics and computer science.

College Mathematics

Published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and originally aimed for students and faculty at Two Year (Community) Colleges, this journal now specializes in topics primarily treated in the first two years of college.


COMAP's newsletter has many articles of interest to students (and teachers) about mathematics with an emphasis on the applications of mathematics.


(Direct subscription inquiries to: Professor Alexander Soifer, Geombinatorics, UCCS, P.O. Box 7150, Colorado Springs, CO 80933, USA)

This journal has interesting problems and articles in the areas of geometry and combinatorics. Soifer also publishes several collections of problem oriented books.

Math Horizons

Published by the MAA (Mathematical Association of America, 1529 Eighteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20036-1385; Phone: 1-800-331-1622) for undergraduates this quarterly has information about careers in mathematics, articles about mathematicians and mathematics, and a section with problems for solution.

Mathematical Intelligencer

Published by Springer-Verlag (Springer-Verlag, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010-78580. Phone: 1-800-SPRINGER) this journal although it has many articles at an advanced level, also has materials dealing with the history of mathematics, mathematical biographies, book reviews, and a lovely column entitled Mathematical Entertainments.

Mathematical Spectrum

This journal published in Australia has many interesting articles that could inspire high school student research.

Mathematics Magazine

This journal is published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and treates all of undergraduate mathematics. However, there are often historical and survey articles that can be read by a wide variety of students.


This journal is published by Kappa Mu Epsilon, which is an honor society for undergraduates interested in mathematics.

Pi Mu Epsilon Journal

This journal is published by Pi Mu Epsilon which is an honor society for undergraduates interested in mathematics. It contains research articles written by undergraduates, problems, and surveys.

Quantum (Publication ceased as of 6/2001)

Published by Springer-Verlag this journal is aimed specifically at high school students. Many articles are translations from the Russian journal Qvant. In Qvant articles for high school students written by many of Russia's most emminent mathematicians appeared. The articles are a wonderful mix of classical and recent topics in mathematics. Some libraries have copies of this from before it quit publication.

Scientific American

In the past, this journal had survey articles about mathematics and science of the highest calibre. Many years ago it featured the wonderful columns of Martin Gardner. More recently there was a regular column by Ian Stewart about recreational mathematics. Stewart's column was dropped as of early 2001, and the quality of this publication has declined dramatically in my opinion in recent months.


This journal has wonderful expositiory articles about applications of mathematics and applicable mathematics. Regular features include wonderful columns of Philip Davis and Barry Cipra.


Published by IEEE this wonderful magazine features articles about engineering and how science and mathematics support new developments in engineering.

UMAP Journal

Published by COMAP this journal has articles related to mathematical modeling, book reviews, and articles of general interest about mathematics.


This work was prepared with partial support from the National Science Foundation (Grant Number: DUE 9555401) to the Long Island Consortium for Interconnected Learning (administered by SUNY at Stony Brook).

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