Recreational Mathematics Magazine
The Recreational Mathematics Magazine is published by the Ludus Association with the support of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology. The journal is electronic and semiannual, and focuses on results that provide amusing, witty but nonetheless original and scientifically profound mathematical nuggets. The issues are published in the exact moments of the equinox. It's a magazine for mathematicians, and other mathematics lovers, who enjoy imaginative ideas, non-standard approaches, and surprising procedures. Occasionally, some papers that do not require any mathematical background will be published.
Examples of topics to be adressed include: games and puzzles, problems, mathmagic, mathematics and arts, math and fun with algorithms, reviews and news.
Recreational mathematics focuses on insight, imagination and beauty. Historically, we know that some areas of mathematics are strongly linked to recreational mathematics - probability, graph theory, number theory, etc. Thus, recreational mathematics can also be very serious. Many professional mathematicians confessed that their love for math was gained when reading the articles by Martin Gardner in Scientific American.
While there are conferences related to the subject as the amazing Gathering for Gardner, and high-quality magazines that accept recreational papers as the American Mathematical Monthly, the number of initiatives related to this important subject is not large.
This context led us to launch this magazine. We will seek to provide a quality publication. We shall endeavor to be read with pleasure. In mathematics, the most important are the underlying ideas and nothing is as exciting as an amazing idea. So, we seek sophistication, imagination and awe.
Aims and Scope
CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.
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researchers in the fields of games and puzzles, problems, mathmagic, mathematics and arts, math and fun with algorithms
Submission of Manuscripts
Instructions for Authors
The submission of articles should be made via email to:
Articles should be submitted preferably in LATEX.
The analysis of submissions is made within six months.
Abstracting & Indexing
Recreational Mathematics Magazine is covered by the following services:
- Baidu Scholar
- CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
- EBSCO (relevant databases)
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Google Scholar
- KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
- Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet)
- Naviga (Softweco)
- Primo Central (ExLibris)
- Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
- WanFang Data
- WorldCat (OCLC)
Carlos Pereira dos Santos, University of Lisbon
Editorial Advisory Board
Alda Carvalho, ISEL, Portugal
Aviezri S. Fraenkel, Weizmann Institute of Science
Colin Wright, Liverpool Mathematical Society
David Singmaster, London South Bank University
David Wolfe, Gustavus Adolphus College
Edward Pegg, Wolfram Research
João Pedro Neto, University of Lisbon
Jorge Nuno Silva, University of Lisbon
Keith Devlin, Stanford University
Richard Nowakowski, Dalhousie University
Robin Wilson, Open University
Thane Plambeck, Counterwave, inc
Carlos Pereira dos Santos
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