Chalkdust can only thrive with your thoughts, ideas and curiosities. In the past we have had contributions from PhD students, professors emeritus, maths communicators and high school students. Soon this list could include you!
We aim to publish articles about all areas of mathematics. To get an idea of what we look for, have a look at our previous issues. Typically, we ask that the starting level is no higher than first year undergraduate.
Deadline for Issue 07
The deadline for article submissions for Issue 07 is early December 2017.
Guidelines for writers
- Format: Our preferred format for article submissions is LaTeX, but we also accept Word or HTML.
- Length: Most articles in Chalkdust have between 500 and 2000 words.
- Difficulty: Articles in Chalkdust vary in levels of difficulty, and that is good. We suggest that the starting level is no higher than first year undergraduate (but can be much lower).
- Style guide: We follow a style guide to make all our content consistent. Conforming to it now saves us time later!
- Images: Good images are really important, but we must have permission to use them and they must be large enough to print nicely.
- Permissions: There are no problems if you are creating your own images, but if not, we have a guide for sourcing images that you can use. It’s pretty easy! In short, we cannot use random images from the internet.
- Quality: Images for the print magazine need to be PDFs or JPGs (not PNGs), with widths of at least 1000px.
- Text: Ideally, any text in the images should be in the font Linux Biolinum.
We look forward to reading and sharing your ideas!
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