Author Guidelines for Submission to Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12
Authors must submit manuscripts online at
In preparing your manuscript, ensure that your materials have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration for publication by other journals, including other NCTM-affiliated group publications.
Feature manuscripts should be about 2500 words, not including tables and figures. Include only a reasonable number of tables and figures essential to understanding. Follow guidelines for the particular department when submitting manuscripts for consideration for departments. Check with the respective department editor or the journal editor if you have questions.
You will be asked to sign a copyright release to NCTM during the submission process.
You are responsible for obtaining permissions for all student work and/or copyrighted material that you use in your manuscript. Photographers and artists will be asked to sign a release before publication. Parental permission must be obtained if a student’s face is clearly recognizable in a photograph. All forms are available at
https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/mtltpk12 (top- right corner under the “Instructions & Forms” menu).
Author(s) names may appear only in an Author Cover Letter. Take special care that no author identification appears in the manuscript. Do not reference your own work or your school in a way that compromises the blind review process. Use pseudonyms for students’ or colleagues’ names and blind project or grant information, acknowledgments, and conference presentations appearing in a manuscript. Links to personal or institutional websites should also be blinded. All blinded references can be reinserted later should your work be accepted for publication.
Provide accurate and complete reference information. All references cited in the manuscript must be listed at the end of the manuscript. Exact quotes require page numbers.
Please proofread and spell check your manuscript before submission. Review it for grammar, completeness, mathematical correctness, and accuracy of references. Be sure to spell out all proper names, and fully identify all organizations and groups that are mentioned by initials or acronyms.
The forms below provide information to authors and help ensure that NCTM complies with all copyright laws.
Student Work Release
Photographer Copyright Release