Ohio Journal of School Mathematics

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OSU Knowledge Bank to Host OJSM

We are pleased to announce that The Ohio State University Libraries (OSU) archives digital versions of the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics through the University's Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank (http://kb.osu.edu) is OSU's digital institutional repository. Inclusion in the Knowledge Bank means that past articles from the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics will be searchable (e.g. by Google) and available via the Internet. Other benefits of this arrangement include long-term preservation in a professionally managed repository, a worldwide audience, distribution of research, a long-term stable URL that can be used in citation, and an increased web presence.

We welcome feedback from any author (or rights holder) whose article(s)/image(s) appeared in the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics who has any questions or concerns about the digitization process and/or inclusion in the Knowledge Bank. Please contact editor Todd Edwards at todd.edwards@ohioctm.org.

The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics

The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics is the journal of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It is intended to be a medium for teachers from elementary to college level to present their ideas and beliefs about the teaching and learning of mathematics. The Journal is edited by Todd Edwards from Miami University. Mathematics educators at all levels are encouraged to submit manuscripts for upcoming issues of the Journal. Although research studies are not emphasized in the Journal, practical application of research implications is appropriate. The Journal is published on a rolling schedule, with articles published throughout the year as they are received. 

The OCTM Journal is equitably and ethically connecting people across the country and beyond

Julie Nurnberger-Haag of Kent State University shared a story with Todd Edwards, our editor, about how the Journal is helping mathematics educators across the country to connect and share ideas.  In Fall 2018, the OJSM included an article of Julie's in which she shared guidelines and templates for selecting, using, and even creating children's books about geometric shapes.  Julie wrote:

I wanted to follow up to let you know that thanks to the leadership of OJSM being on-line (access) and open-source (ethically) and authors retaining copyright (intellectual property), I'm already finding that the shape book rubric is beginning to have an impact.


I wanted the article open source so even librarians or other stakeholders could find it...And it is working! I got an e-mail from a university librarian in Wisconsin responsible for the children's literature collection who was SEARCHING for how to build a collection of shape books due to an assignment given to future teachers by the education professors and she FOUND the article in OJSM, because it is open-access!


I also used this librarian's interest to gain confirmation from editors of a librarian practitioner journal that they want me to write an article for them (I'm involving librarians in that article as coauthors). 


Thanks to my maintaining copyright such that I can use the rubric as long as I state was originally published in OJSM to promote OJSM as a leader, I can move forward with hopefully making a difference to share the rubric in the librarian article. Moreover, I am talking with researchers in Turkey who published a study of children's books for math and someone at my university who is originally from Italy about writing articles so that this rubric will be translated to other languages.


Thank you again for your service and the decisions of OCTM/OJSM to be such an open and ethical source of dissemination that could help us actually make a difference in the future.

Thanks very much to Julie for sharing this experience with us, and thanks to all of our OJSM authors, reviewers, and our editor Todd Edwards! 

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Guidelines for Manuscripts and Activities

Manuscripts should be double-spaced with one-inch margins and 10-12 point font (Times New Roman or Arial are preferable). Please use APA style in your submission, citing sources with appropriate information such as author, journal or book title, publisher, date, and pages. Original figures, tables, and graphs should appear embedded in the document. Please do not use text boxes, footnotes, or head-notes.

Activities should be designed to help students understand mathematics, or to help teachers teach mathematics. This may imply conceptual or procedural understanding. The activities should be original to the author. Activities can be at any grade level, and should be in final form.  Use one-inch margins and 10-12 point font (Times New Roman or Arial are preferable). Activity submissions are reviewed by the activity editor who will help authors make the submissions ready for publication.

An electronic copy of your manuscript or activity is required. The electronic copy should be in an MS Word compatible format, PDF, or LaTeX and submitted via the Journal’s online portal at https://library.osu.edu/ojs/index.php/OJSM.

New authors will need to set up an author account by clicking on REGISTER in the top center of the page.  Once logged into the system, authors are able to submit manuscripts, read reviews, and correspond with journal editors.

No cover sheet is needed. Authors enter their name, work address, telephone number, fax, and email address as part of the registration process. No author identification should appear on the manuscript itself or in the document’s metadata. The editors of the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics use a blind review process.