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The Mathematical Intelligencer publishes articles about mathematics, about mathematicians, and about the history and culture of mathematics. Written in an engaging, informal style,* our pages inform and entertain a broad audience of mathematicians and the wider intellectual community.

We welcome expository articles on all kinds of mathematics, and articles that portray the diversity of mathematical communities and mathematical thought, emergent mathematical communities around the world, new interdisciplinary trends, and relations between mathematics and other areas of culture. Humor is welcome, as are puzzles, poetry, fiction, and art. 

*Note: The traditional Definition/Theorem/Proof style of research articles is not appropriate here, nor are articles aimed only at specialists.

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  • Publishes articles about mathematics, mathematicians, and the history and culture of mathematics
  • Presents articles on all kinds of mathematics and interdisciplinary trends, and articles that portray the diversity of mathematical communities and thought
  • Informs and entertains: humor, puzzles, poetry, fiction, and art can be found throughout the journal
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Karen Parshall,
  • Sergei Tabachnikov
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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0.357 (2021)
Impact factor
0.340 (2021)
Five year impact factor
12 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
145,263 (2021)
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  • SNAPP – A New Manuscript Submission system

    Snapp (Springer Nature’s Article Processing Platform) is our new peer review platform, replacing the previous system, Editorial Manager.

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  • A New Look for the Intelligencer!

    The Intelligencer is about to get a new look!  New masthead, new logo, new fonts, new colors . . . Because we have quite a number of things already published online, the rollout of the new design will necessarily be gradual.  Beginning with issue 44.1 (spring 2022), you’ll see the new masthead, the new format for the front matter, and the new style on any newly typeset articles/columns.  But everything in the old format that has already been published online will also appear in the old format in print. Over the course of the coming year, then, we shall see the journal transform itself before our very eyes, slowly taking on its new look from cover to cover!


    We hope you will be as excited about the changes as we are!

    Karen, Sergei, and David

  • Virtual Conference: 'Mathematics at the Intersection of Art, Culture, and History: In Celebration of The Mathematical Intelligencer and Marjorie Senechal' Video Now Available

    We are proud that we were able to present this virtual conference to celebrate the legacy of The Mathematical Intelligencer and Marjorie Senechal’s tenure as the Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.  We hope that everyone who had the chance to attend the conference enjoyed it. We also want to thank all of the speakers for their wonderful contributions that day, as well as our hosts and organizers, Karen Parshall and Sergei Tabachnikov.  

    The video of the conference can be found here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeSN0_MSb0&feature=youtu.be

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  • Special Issue in Memory of John Horton Conway (Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020)

    The Mathematical Intelligencer will publish a special issue in honor and memory of John Horton Conway (1937–2020). Although articles are currently being solicited for this special issue, unsolicited contributions are also welcome. 

    The issue, which will appear in Volume 43(2), June 2021, will cover the many facets of John’s mathematical work and persona. Submissions should be five to ten pages in length (though this limit is flexible), and can be biographical in nature or focus on an area of research that John was identified with or felt some particular affinity with.

    Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020

    TMIN - Call for Papers - Special Issue John Conway(pdf, 28.34 kB)

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