OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS
OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS
ISSN 1822-7732 (Print), 2335-8955 (Online)
Instructions to Authors
OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal
that provides an international forum for presenting research and
developments in the specific scope of teaching and learning informatics
through olympiads and other competitions. The journal is focused on the
research and practice of professionals who are working in the field of
teaching informatics to talented student. OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS is
published annually (in the summer).
The journal consists of two sections: the main part is devoted to
research papers and only original high-quality scientific papers are
accepted; the second section is for countries reports on national
olympiads or contests, book reviews, comments on tasks solutions and
other initiatives in connection with teaching informatics in schools.
Submission of Manuscripts
All research papers submitted for publication in this journal must
contain original unpublished work and must not have been submitted for
publication elsewhere. Any manuscript which does not conform to the
requirements will be returned.
The journal language is English. No formal limit is placed on the
length of a paper, but the editors may recommend the shortening of a
Corresponding Author must submit scanned and signed
Author Agreement Form.
Each paper submitted for the journal should be prepared according to
- concise and informative title
- full names and affiliations of all the authors, including e-mail addresses
- informative abstract of 70-150 words
- list of relevant keywords
- full text of the paper
- list of references
- biographic information about the author(s) including photography
All illustrations should be numbered consecutively and supplied with
captions. They must fit on a 124 \times 194 mm sheet of paper, including the
The references cited in the text should be indicated in brackets:
- for one author - (Johnson, 1999)
- for two authors - (Johnson and Peterson, 2002)
- for three or more authors - (Johnson et al., 2002)
- the page number can be indicated as (Hubwieser, 2001, p. 25)
The list of references should be presented at the end of the paper in alphabetic order.
The papers by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished by the
letters a, b, etc. Only Latin characters should be used in the references.
Please adhere closely to the following format in the list of
- For books:
- Hromkovič, J. (2009). Algorithmic Adventures: From Knowledge to
Magic. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
- Schwartz, J.E., R.J. Beichner (1999). Essentials of Educational
Technology. Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
- For contribution to collective works:
- Batissta, M.T., Clements, D.H. (2000). Mathematics curriculum development as a
scientific endeavor. In: Kelly, A.E., Lesh, R.A. (Eds.), Handbook of
Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Pub., London, 737-760.
- Plomp, T., Reinen, I.J. (1996). Computer literacy. In: Plomp T., Ely,
A.D. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia for Educational Technology.
Pergamon Press, London, 626-630.
- For journal papers:
- McCormick, R. (1992). Curriculum development and new information
technology. Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education,
- Burton, B.A. (2010). Encouraging algorithmic thinking without a
computer. Olympiads in Informatics, 4, 3-14.
- For documents on Internet:
- International Olympiads in Informatics (2011).
- Bebras - International Contest on Informatics and Computer Fluency
- Authors must submit electronic versions of manuscripts in PDF to the
editors. The manuscripts should conform all the requirements above.
If a paper is accepted for publication, the authors will be asked for a
computer-processed text of the final version of the paper, supplemented
with illustrations and tables, prepared as a Microsoft Word or LaTeX
document. The illustrations are to be presented in TIF, WMF, BMP, PCX
or PNG formats (the resolution of point graphics pictures is 300 dots
Contacts for communication:
Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 2109 732
Fax: +370 52 729 209
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