What is the Format for Colorado Math Teacher (CMT) Articles?

CMT articles should be between 800-1200 words, including titles, tables, figures, and references. Authors should write for a broad audience of people invested in mathematics education.

What Happens after Submission

The CMT editorial team will review your manuscript. After your manuscript is reviewed, a member of the CMT editorial team will contact you. The review process typically takes two months, sometimes longer.

There are three types of manuscript decisions: Accept pending revisions; Revise and Resubmit; Reject.

If your manuscript receives a decision of Accept pending revisions, the CMT editorial team will assign a member of the editorial team to work with you.

If your manuscript receives a decision of Revise and Resubmit, the CMT editorial team finds your topic appropriate for the journal, but requests further revisions. Manuscripts receiving a decision of revise and resubmit will go through at least one additional round of review.

If your manuscript receives a decision of Reject, know that the CMT editorial team carefully reviewed your proposal. The CMT editorial team cannot provide in-depth feedback for all manuscripts. If your manuscript is rejected, the CMT editorial team encourages you to send another proposal.

What Are Authors’ Ethical Responsibilities?

The CMT editorial team expects that authors uphold the integrity of the CMT journal. Authors should submit only new contributions that have not been published elsewhere. If authors report data, they should not misrepresent, fabricate, or manipulate data for their own purposes. Authors should not plagiarize others’ work. When authors draw on others’ research or ideas, they should provide references and/or acknowledgments to give appropriate credit.

Copyright and Licensing

Authors retain copyright of articles published in CMT. By agreeing to be published in CMT, authors license their article to CMT and the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM) using a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC) license. This allows CMT, CCTM, and others to reuse the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is noncommercial. Any other use requires the permission of the author(s), or, if the rights have been transferred, the current copyright holder. Authors may also use a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license upon request.


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustration, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. If authors are using their own work, they will still be required to obtain permission if they did not retain copyright of the previously published work. Submissions will not be accepted for publication without the correct permissions.