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History and Mission

In the fall of 2007, mathematics education faculty members at Georgia State University (Atlanta) embarked on a series of discussions aimed at "opening up a space" that would give serious attention to urban issues in mathematics education. On January 15, 2008, the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME) was launched as a peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal, the only one of its kind devoted entirely to the scholarship of mathematics education within the urban domain.

JUME marks its ninth year in knowledge dissemination with Vol. 9, No. 1 to be published in July 2016. We, the Editorial Team, wish to THANK our readers, reviewers, and authors for their continued support! And we encourage each of you to “spread the word”!

Through the first eight volumes, JUME has published over 1,700 online pages of peer-reviewed, scholarly contribution for the mathematics education and, more generally, the urban education communities. Nearly 1,100 pages of JUME content have been double-blind, peer-reviewed research articles; the 8-year acceptance rate for the RESEARCH ARTICLES section has been approximately 30%. The open, peer-reviewed sections—COMMENTARY, RESPONSE COMMENTARY, PUBLIC STORIES OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS, and BOOK REVIEW—have totaled nearly 700 pages of scholarly essays and reviews.

The growth in the number of web views of JUME content has been tremendous, since spring 2016, exceeding 150,000! Google and Google Scholar searches for the phrase “Journal of Urban Mathematics Education” returns over 2,800 and 400 hits, respectively, and Google Scholar citations are approaching 500.

All JUME content is available online at NO COST to users (neither readers nor authors)! There are nearly 1,000 registered Readers of JUME, including over 200 registered Reviewers and nearly 300 registered Authors. (Access to JUME content DOES NOT require registration; however, we encourage our users to do so.) If you are not a registered JUME reader, reviewer, or author, please do so here.

The mission of JUME is to foster a transformative global academic space in mathematics that embraces critical research, emancipatory pedagogy, and scholarship of engagement in urban communities. Here, the view of the urban domain extends beyond the geographical context, into the lives of people within the multitude of cultural, social, and political spaces in which mathematics teaching and learning takes place.

To learn more about the origin, mission, and vision of JUME see Lou Matthew’s inaugural editorial, Illuminating Urban Excellence: A Movement of Change Within Mathematics Education, William (Bill) Tate’s inaugural commentary, Putting the "Urban" in Mathematics Education Scholarship, and David Stinson’s editorial, How Is It That One Particular Statement Appeared Rather Than Another: Opening a Different Space for Different Statements About Urban Mathematics Education.

JUME is published online twice a year, in Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter issues. To learn more about JUME in general, see ABOUT on the JUME website.