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 September 30, 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 expertise.
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.