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How to contribute an article

Teachers, teacher education students, researchers and teacher educators are encouraged to submit articles to AAMT journals.

Articles might be based on

  • research
  • classroom experiences
  • teaching ideas.

All submitted articles must be relevant to the Australian mathematics education community.

Download our Guidelines for Submission of Papers to AAMT Journals

For further ideas about writing for AAMT journals, read the article:  Writing for Journals: An Avenue for Professional Development.

How are articles selected for publication?

Each submitted article will be sent 'blind' (no author details) to at least two reviewers. Based on the opinion of the reviewers, the article will be accepted or rejected for publication; recommendations may also be made to authors about possible changes to the article.

The review process is generally completed within several weeks but may take longer when significant revisions are needed.

When are the submission deadlines?

There are no deadlines for submission due to the peer review process; articles may be submitted at any time. Once an article has been accepted by peer review, it will be published in the next possible issue.

Required formats

All articles must be submitted as .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) or .rtf (if written in another application) with minimal formatting. A .pdf may be submitted with the .doc(x) file for reference if the article has particular mathematical or other formatting.

Articles that have been prepared in other formats (e.g., LaTex) will not be accepted.

Images and diagrams

Any illustrations or photographs used should be relevant to the article and not used for purely decorative purposes.

Appropriate permission must be obtained for any images used; e.g., photographs of students, work samples, reproductions of the work of others, photos taken by anyone other than the author. AAMT has a permission form available for use if another is not available to you.

Any images must be of a suitable quality for high resolution printing (low resolution images on many website are not suitable).

Any images sourced from the Internet must have appropriate licences for use or permission obtained.

Other diagrams should be prepared using an appropriate drawing application.

If you import images into Word articles, please also submit a copy of the original image file as well.

Full colour is not available in any of the journals; images and diagrams will generally be rendered in black/greyscale.


All references are to be listed at the end of the manuscript. All references should follow APA style (although preferably using Australian date styles and abbreviations); e.g.,

  • Williams, J. (1987). Teaching absolute value for the Higher School Certificate. Australian Senior Mathematics Journal 1(1), 3–10.
  • Cameron, M. J. (1983). Heritage mathematics. North Melbourne: Hargreen.
  • Watson, J. M. (1984). Individualised teaching and learning in tertiary mathematics. In P. Costello et al. (Eds), Facets of Australian mathematics education (pp. 198–201). Adelaide: AAMT Inc.
  • The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (2008). Contributing to AAMT journals. Retrieved 16 December 2008 from http://www.aamt.edu.au/Professional-learning/Journals/Submissions.

Inside the body of the paper, articles, monographs, etc. should be referred to by the author’s name and year, e.g., Williams (1987), etc.

How to submit your paper

When submitting an article for publishing, please send:

  •  an electronic copy of the paper;
  •  any appropriate diagrams or pictures; and
  •  a completed Author's Warranty form.

Submit all files (article, images, warranty, etc.) by email to AAMT. Your paper will then be forwarded to the relevant editor(s). Submitting a hard copy is generally not necessary.

Include all contact details for yourself with your article, including postal address, daytime phone number, and email address.

All authors are sent a complimentary copy of the journal when their article is printed.

If you have any questions about preparing articles for submission, please contact Jacquie Sprott at the AAMT Office.

Author's warranty form

Author's warranty and publishing agreement to be completed by authors submitting work for publication by AAMT. Any questions about this warranty should be directed to Jacquie Sprott at the AAMT Office.

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Writing for Journals: An Avenue for Professional Development

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