Guide for Authors

To submit a contribution, you may send an email with a PDF (or other proper format mentioned below) and other related file attachments to the following parties:

Editor-in-chief: Wei-Chi YANG at

Managing Editor: Stephen CORWIN at

Please note that due to the number of internet worms hiding in archive files, we cannot receive files with the extensions .zip or .rar as email attachments. Please change the extension to .renamed before sending them. (So, for example, you would rename to mypaper.renamed.)

If your submission involves very large files, please contact the Editor-in-chief for delivery instructions.

Forms of Publication

  • Papers: Full-length manuscripts that deal with new and original research work up to 20 pages.

  • Notes: Brief description of innovative uses of technology and quality review articles summarizing recent progress in the field of and mathematics and technology up to 10 pages.

Please note: Papers and Notes will be BLIND reviewed by peers. Please include authors’ information when sending your e-mail, but not on the article itself.

Since detailed code can be submitted as a computer supplement and can be accessed with a hyperlink from the main Paper or Note, only the most salient points should be included in the description. Keep in mind that many readers will not be familiar with the programming language in which your program is written; it is better to explain what a program does in words than to let the program speak for itself.

Submission of a paper implies that the work has not been published before, except perhaps in the form of an abstract or as part of a lecture, review, or thesis; that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all authors and (if appropriate) by the institution at which the work was carried out; and that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree that the article will not be published elsewhere. At least one author must download, complete, and submit a copyright agreement.

Manuscript Requirements

Manuscripts must be in English. They should be written clearly and concisely. We reserve the right to edit contributions for style and format, with changes subject to authors’ approval.

Manuscripts may be submitted as HTML, LaTeX, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer, or Scientific Notebook/Workplace documents. All published papers will ultimately be in PDF or HTML form, but may contain links to files in other formats. Regardless of the file type of your submission, please include a PDF version for review. If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be required to submit its source (LaTeX, Word, etc.) along with all files needed to reconstruct it from that source. Detailed requirements for submission are given below for all permitted document types.

Though the journal is in electronic format, we strive to make the look of all published papers as uniform as possible. Please follow the following submission guidelines strictly.


  1. Paper title: 20 pt Times New Roman, bold, centered

  2. Author's name: 14 pt Times New Roman Italics, centered

  3. Author’s affiliations: in 12 pt Times New Roman, centered

  4. Author’s email address, in 12 pt Times New Roman, centered, must be included right below the author’s name.

  5. Abstract: each manuscript must have an abstract up to 250 words, in 10 pt Times New Roman in italic, justified single-line spacing. The abstract should contain no bibliographic citations unless these are fully specified, as abstracts are available separately from papers.

  6. Section headings: 14 pt Times New Roman Bold, left-justified. Sections should be numbered.

  7. Subsection headings: 12 pt Times New Roman Bold, left-justified. Subsections should be numbered.

  8. Body text: 12 pt Times New Roman, justified single-line spacing. Paragraphs need not be indented, but should be separated by one blank line.

  9. Margins must be set based on A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm or 8.27" x 11.69").

  10. Left and right margins must be set at 2 cm or 0.8 in.

  11. Top margins must be set at 3.2 cm or 1.26 in; bottom margins at 4 cm or 1.57 in.

  12. Tables and figures must be properly captioned and numbered. These should be placed as close as practicable to the first reference in the text. About 10mm should be left clear above and below each figure and table. For Figures, the caption should appear at the foot of the figure. For Tables, the caption should appear immediately above the table. Place all the figures and tables in the center of the page.

  13. Figure source files should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) or in a form that can be converted to PDF.

  14. References should include full information: author or institution, full title, publisher, city and year (for books, manuals, etc.); or full journal name, volume, year, and page range (for papers). AMS style is strongly preferred. Be sure to include references to software documentation.

  15. Reference tags in the text should be in brackets (as, [2]).

  16. Acknowledgements, if any, should be added just before the references.

  17. Keywords are not needed.

  18. Hyperlinks to animations, video clips, and software program codes: We encourage authors to explore this possibility to enhance the usefulness of their work for experimentation by others. Supplementary documents must be linked within the primary document.

Every document should be submitted both in its original form and in PDF form.

Microsoft Word and OpenOffice Writer Documents

Please use our sample Word 2003 or sample Word 2007 document to compose your submission.

Note. To download the Word 2007 template using Internet Explorer, you must save the file to your hard drive and then change its extension from .zip to .docx. This is an Internet Explorer problem; it does not happen with Firefox.

LaTeX Documents

Please use our LaTeX template to compose your submission. Note that the use of the hyperref package means that your file must be compiled with pdflatex. To include graphics, therefore, you should make PDFs of your graphics and use something like \includegraphics{literal}{{/literal}myfile{literal}}{/literal}.

HTML Documents

HTML documents should conform to the guidelines that appear at Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications

Scientific Notebook/Workplace[1] Documents for Interactive Reading

Documents of this type should be created from the template eJMT-Template-Scientific-Notebook.rap.

All work MUST be done in the folder in which this .rap file was originally opened. The completed document must be saved in this folder as a .rap file and submitted in this form.

Supplementary Materials

To include supplementary materials with your document:

  • Create a folder that contains your main paper and all files of supplementary material.

  • Create hyperlinks from your main file (.doc or .tex file) to the supplementary files which are within the same folder.

  • Be sure to include your supplementary files in the reference sections; see the reference section of this paper for an example.

[1] MacKichan Software, Inc.