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  • CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

    We are inviting academic editorial contributors to a new reference work on
    the role of mathematics in everyday life to be published by Salem Press in
    2011. This comprehensive encyclopedia will be marketed and sold to
    high-school, college, public, and academic libraries and includes 3 volumes
    of approximately 500 articles.

    Mathematics is a fundamental part of society, yet many people may not be
    aware of the interconnections between what they have learned in school and
    their everyday lives. In its Curriculum Guide (MAA, 2004), the Mathematical
    Association of America’s Committee on the Undergraduate Program in
    Mathematics (CUPM) recommends that mathematics programs lead people “to
    learn mathematics in a way that helps them to better understand its place
    in society: its meaning, its history, and its uses.” In keeping with this
    philosophy, the editors chose topics for inclusion based on one or more of
    the following criteria: (1) the topic is currently timely and likely to
    remain so; (2) the topic can be tied to mathematical concepts that people
    likely have been exposed to; (3) the topic is related to concepts and
    connections that professional mathematical organizations have suggested are
    important; (4) the topic is one that the general public has expressed
    interest in; (5) the topic is one we have successfully used or that we know
    has been successfully used in other contexts.

    We are now making article assignments with a deadline of June 1, 2010.

    Each article ranges from 600 to 3500 words and is signed by the
    contributor. The General Editors for the encyclopedia are Drs. Sarah
    Greenwald and Jill Thomley, Appalachian State University, who will review
    all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.

    If you are interested in contributing to the Encyclopedia of Mathematics
    and Society, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and
    broaden your publishing credits. Moreover, you can help ensure that
    accurate information and important points of view are credibly presented to
    students and library patrons. Compensation is an honorarium payment of $25
    up to 1000 words; $35 from 1001 to 2500 words; and $45 above 2501 words.

    The list of available articles, style guidelines, and sample article are
    prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then
    select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and

    If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference
    with the Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, please contact me by the
    e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background
    in math and social topics. Thanks for your time and interest.

    Joseph K. Golson
    Author Manager