ALM International Journal


Latest issue

Our latest publication is now available to download.

Volume 17 (1) November 2023


Adults Learning Mathematics
     An International Journal


Online First

The following articles are now available online:

Wilder, E.I. & West, R.K. (2023) The mathematical identities of college faculty participating in a quantitative reasoning development program: stories of trauma and triumph


Download previous volumes of ALM – International Journal:

 Volume 16 (1) December 2022 – Special Issue
Volume 15 (1) October 2021
Volume 14(2) December 2019
Volume 14(1) October 2019
Volume 13(1) September 2018  – Special Issue        ALM24 contributions
Volume 12(1) October 2017  – Special Issue             ALM23 contributions
Volume 11(2) October 2016   – Special Issue            ALM22 contributions
Volume 11(1) January 2016
Volume 10(1) September 2015
Volume 9(2) November 2014
Volume 9(1) April 2014
Volume 8(1) April 2013
Volume 7(2) December 2012
Volume 7(1) February 2012
Volume 6(2) September 2011
Volume 6(1) February 2011
Volume 5(1), june 2010
Volume 4(1), February 2009
Volume 3(2a),  November 2008 Volume 3(2b), November 2008 Special edition: Parents’ involvement in mathematics education
Volume 3(1), April 2008
Volume 2(2), September 2007
Volume 2(1), November 2006
Volume 1(2), February 2006
Volume 1(1), June 2005

Call for papers

Adults Learning Mathematics – International Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the online publication of high-quality research on the teaching and learning, knowledge and uses of numeracy/mathematics by adults in a variety of educational settings internationally. The journal makes a unique contribution to an under-represented field by publishing articles about adult numeracy from both academic researchers and practitioners. This blend of research and practice gives the journal a wide appeal to all those involved in the field. Whilst maintaining high standards, the journal aims to offer articles that are accessible and relevant to those in different roles within the area of adult numeracy.

Research articles

Submitted papers should be of interest to an international readership. We invite contributions in the following areas:

  • Research and theoretical perspectives related to adults learning mathematics/numeracy;
  • Discussion about special issues concerning adults learning mathematics/numeracy;
  • Practices connected to adults learning numeracy/mathematics, including a critical analysis of course materials and tasks, policy developments in curriculum and assessment, or data from large-scale tests (national or international).

Both full-length articles and shorter reports may be submitted. No preference is given to any particular research methodology.

Articles about practice

In addition to research articles, ALM-IJ encourages the inclusion of articles about practice in the Journal. This move is in tune with the history and philosophy of our organization and we hope it will benefit the adult numeracy field as a whole.

From the formation of ALM as a research forum in 1993, practitioners have been attending and participating in the annual conferences, as can be evidenced in the Conference Proceedings available on the website. In fact, one of the three or four days is typically focused on practitioners’ contributions. Practitioners work in a variety of environments, including school and community-based educational programs, workplaces, prisons, family literacy programs, family numeracy activities and civic settings. Even though travel budgets are often limited, practitioners have made presentations that represent significant contributions to the field.


For further details about submitting articles, see:

All articles are first reviewed by the editors for their relevance and, if appropriate, then reviewed separately by two peers, one of which is normally a member of the editorial board. The editors seek to provide timely feedback to authors that is formative, with clear direction should further development be required.

ALM and the journal editorial team are keen to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies if necessary. A link to guidelines for retracting or correcting articles can be found here.

The ALM International Journal will be published twice a year.

ISSN: 1744-1803

Email contact for submission of articles or for enquiries: Editorial Team (

ALM Registered office for physical correspondence: c/o 26 Tennyson Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7SA UK

Adults Learning Mathematics – an international forum has been established since 1994, with an annual conference and newsletters for members. ALM is an international research forum bringing together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics by adults. Since 2000, ALM has been a Company Limited by Guarantee (No.3901346) and a National and Overseas Worldwide Charity under English and Welsh Law (No.1079462). Through the annual ALM conference proceedings and the work of individual members an enormous contribution has been made to making available theoretical and practical research in a field which remains under-researched and under-theorised. We seek to establish a refereed electronic journal to further develop the high-quality work in this field.

The Editorial Team

Diane Dalby, University of Nottingham, UK (Associate Editor) Orcid
Javier Díez-Palomar, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (Immediate Past Chief Editor) Orcid
Linda Galligan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (Joint Chief Editor) Orcid
Lynda Ginsburg, Rutgers University (retired), USA (Joint Chief Editor) Orcid
Graham Griffiths, UCL Institute of Education, UK (Associate Editor) Orcid

The Editorial Board

Tom Ciancone, Independent Consultant, Hamilton, Canada
Marta Civil, University of Arizona, USA
Diana Coben, Kings College, London, UK
Jeff Evans, Middlesex University, UK
Gail FitzSimons, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Kees Hoogland, HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Marcus Jorgensen, Utah Valley University, USA
Gelsa Knijnik, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
John O’Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland
Kathy Safford-Ramus, St Peter’s University, New Jersey, USA
Lieven Verschaffel, University of Leuven, Belgium
John Volminck, MIET Africa, Durban, South Africa
Tine Wedege, Malmö University, Sweden

Adults Learning Mathematics – International Journal abstracted and indexed by:

  • Scopus
  • ERIC
  • Google Scholar