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I am wondering how to find good opportunities in editorials that publish work to educate younger readers and invite them to be curious about mathematics. For context, I have recently produced many interesting results regarding how the number π pertains to Lebesgue spaces and have accompanied this work with many enjoyable plots. I am fairly certain that the work I've produced is not something worthy of traditional publications. However, I thought it would still be a great topic for a younger audience to write about. I have considered starting a blog, however, I am hesitant as I do not think it will sufficiently reach many people. I know that there are mathematics magazines—and even more broadly scholastic/educational magazines—that aim to engage younger minds (maybe 16 to 25-year-olds) in mathematics. Given that there do exist these magazines, how would one go about judging which avenues of publication/general dissemination are the best fit for this work?

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    Ah, young people these days, with their nightclubs and loud music and Lebesgue spaces...
    – cag51
    Mar 8 at 23:28
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    'Mathematics' and 'casual' have no intersecting space. More seriously, there are some publications on recreational mathematics and on teaching mathematics. Take a look. Mar 9 at 0:06
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    I'm not sure how "casual" applies here Mar 11 at 0:59
  • @AzorAhai-him- I am using casual in a way that describes how I might enjoy reading an article about glaciers or tectonic plates despite having no real in-depth knowledge of geology. I suppose I am classifying academic literature into two categories: Technical (think Elsevier or Springer) and Casual (types of articles that are meant to captivate an audience—in this case a young audience—or educate a lay audience). Perhaps there are better words than causal but I think the point of the post remains just as clear even with a better synonym. Mar 11 at 15:14
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    if you do start a blog, you might find Summer of Math exposition (some.3b1b.co) interesting. It is a competition for math explainers which mostly serves as a platform to discover them
    – Felix B.
    Mar 11 at 18:06

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The usual method of choosing a journal is to think about where other, similar papers were published. I'm a mathematician, and I support you writing up what you described and getting it published! Here are some venues:

The Mathematical Intelligencer

The American Mathematical Monthly

The Mathematical Gazette

The Graduate Journal of Mathematics (disclaimer: I am on the editorial board)

PRIMUS (if you can frame it a bit more about teaching)

The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics (this one is slightly more of a stretch but is worth being aware of; I've published two papers here)

You can check recent issues of these venues and see if they have published papers in line with the one you're working on. Good luck!

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For your specific case, I suspect that Experimental Mathematics could be an appropriate venue. This is a research rather than expository journal, but I suspect your work is at least related to what they look for - experiential, maybe computational results which, while not constituting a proof of a theorem, provide valuable mathematical insights.

I would also add that the Mathematical Society of Japan publishes a wonderful expository journal, Sugaku (Japanese for "mathematics"). The AMS publishes a partial translation as Sugaku Expositions. Your results might be a good fit, although very unfortunately they only accept articles in the Japanese language.

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