We tracked a measurable uptick in article downloads and submissions across our broad portfolio, and we adopted the Statement of Principles issued by the Coalition of Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), becoming one of 105 scholarly publishing organizations to do so.
We also published two Virtual Special Issues (VSIs)—collections of articles that have a common theme and are available to the public free of charge. Our VSIs on Undergraduate Student Research and Mathematics & Music garnered 17,559 page views from users.
In Spring of 2021, the MAA Meetings and Events Team quickly pivoted to adapt MAA MathFest 2021 into a completely virtual experience to meet our community wherever they were in the world. While our traditional conference organization would typically begin eight to nine months in advance, our virtual MAA MathFest 2021 was pulled off in four months and was an all hands on deck project.