Research in Scientific Computing in Undergraduate Education

14. Undergraduate Journals

The Harvard College Mathematics Review (HCMR) is a semiannual journal of expository mathematical articles written and edited by undergraduates. Its content is targeted at advanced undergraduates studying mathematics and related fields at colleges across the nation.

Involve is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging high quality mathematical research involving students (at all levels). The editorial board consists of mathematical scientists each of whom is personally committed to nurturing student participation in research.

All manuscripts accepted for publication in Involve should be publishable in quality journals in their respective fields. Submissions in all mathematical areas are encouraged. However, each manuscript should include a minimum of 1/3 student authorship.

Involve is a publication in between the extremes of purely undergraduate research journals, which in general are aimed at undergraduate audiences, and mainstream research journals. Such a venue is an important asset to mathematics researchers who wish to encourage the creative involvement of students in mathematical enterprises early in their careers.

  • The Furman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate MathematicsThe Furman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics is an online-only journal designed to encourage undergraduate research in the field of mathematics. Its online nature allows quick publishing of mathematics papers, giving undergraduate students an opportunity to see their work published prior to their graduation. The Journal is refereed, and in addition each student or group of students submitting a paper must have a sponsor, who must be a full-time faculty member at a two or four year college or university.  The sponsor plays a role in helping ensure the quality and veracity of the paper. The editorial board of the Journal reserves the right to reject any paper it deems inappropriate.
  • Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Mathematics Journal

The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to mathematics. Although the authors need not be undergraduates at the time of submission or publication, the work must have been completed before graduation. The journal will be distributed freely in an electronic format (PDF) from the journal’s web site. In order to maintain a high level of exposition, each paper must be sponsored by a mathematician familiar with the student’s work and each paper will be refereed. The editor-in-chief will make the final decision for publication.The RHIT Undergraduate Math Journal is sponsored by the Mathematics Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO) is a web-based publication devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. The publication represents a wide range of applied topics, including but not limited to, analysis, discrete mathematics, statistics, operations research, optimization, dynamical systems, modeling, and computation. Typical areas of application include but are not limited to, physical, life, financial, and management sciences and engineering. Submitted papers may emphasize the development of a particular mathematical model, possibly in conjunction with laboratory or experimental studies; the development of a particular method of solution; or the analysis/comparison of existing methods of solution. Expository or survey papers may be accepted if they are of exceptionally high quality. Submissions are not limited by these guidelines. The editorial board will consider other innovative contributions, particularly those that take advantage of the online nature of the publication. In all cases, a strong emphasis will be placed on the quality of the writing and presentation. Papers written by undergraduate students (or teams of students) are now being accepted. Each paper must be submitted with a letter from a sponsor. The sponsor may be a faculty member at the student’s institution or at an institution the student is visiting, or someone associated with a non-academic organization or government lab who supervised the research. The sponsor’s letter must document the fact that the research was done while the student was an undergraduate. Sponsors will not be listed as coauthors; however, a line may appear on the title page recognizing the guidance of the sponsor. This publication offers an opportunity for undergraduates to publish research that they have completed as part of their undergraduate education and provides undergraduates incentives for conducting research. It delivers the experience of preparing and submitting a paper, having the paper read by outside referees, and responding to the referees. It is a source of articles on applied and computational topics that are accessible to undergraduate students. For faculty advisors and mentors, the publication provides models of outstanding undergraduate research. Outstanding expository papers written for the undergraduate audience by a faculty member or researcher featuring a survey topic or a subject of historical interest will also be considered. Papers will be posted online as they are accepted. The turnaround in refereeing papers will be very short. This publication will be promoted and published by SIAM. Subscription and access are free and open to the public.

The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics at Puget Sound is a forum for the publication of mathematics papers written by undergraduate students at the University of Puget Sound. As this time, we accept submissions only from students at the University of Puget Sound. Each author had the opportunity to revise his or her article after receiving input from at least two referees. The results are published below without any additional editorial changes. Thus, any mathematical or editorial mistakes are attributable to the referee-author collective.

A journal of the Swiss Mathematical Society. Founded by L. Locher-Ernst, continued by E. Trost, M. Jeger und U. Stammbach. Published by the European Mathematical Society with the support of the Schweizerische Akademie der Naturwissenschaften and the Stiftung zur Förderung der mathematischen Wissenschaften in der Schweiz. Elemente der Mathematik (EM) publishes survey articles about important developments in the field of mathematics; stimulating shorter communications that tackle more specialized questions; and papers that report on the latest advances in mathematics and applications in other disciplines. The journal does not focus on basic research. Rather, its articles seek to convey to a wide circle of readers – teachers, students, engineers, professionals in industry and administration – the relevance, intellectual challenge and vitality of mathematics today. The Problems Section, covering a diverse range of exercises of varying degrees of difficulty, encourages an active grappling with mathematical problems. The journal’s books and software reviews are additional features that serve to keep readers attuned to what is new and exciting on all mathematical fronts. The publication language is primarily German, but many articles are in English, French or Italian.

The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI) is a program conducted under the guidance of Miami University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We seek talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women.


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