Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Fundamenta Informaticae is an international journal publishing
original research results in all areas of theoretical computer
science.  Papers are encouraged contributing:

  • solutions by mathematical methods of problems emerging in computer science,
  • solutions of mathematical problems inspired by computer science.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • theory of computing,
  • complexity theory,
  • algorithms and data structures,
  • computational aspects of combinatorics and graph theory,
  • programming language theory,
  • theoretical aspects of programming languages,
  • computer-aided verification,
  • computer science logic,
  • database theory,
  • logic programming,
  • automated deduction,
  • formal languages and automata theory,
  • concurrency and distributed computing,
  • cryptography and security,
  • theoretical issues in artificial intelligence,
  • machine learning,
  • pattern recognition,
  • algorithmic game theory,
  • bioinformatics and computational biology,
  • quantum computing,
  • probabilistic methods,
  • algebraic and categorical methods.


Section Policies


This section is dedicated to all general submissions to Fundamenta Informaticae. The authors who wish to submit to a specific special issue of FI are kindly requested to select the "Special Issue (SI)" section and follow the submission guidelines there.

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Special Issue

This section is dedicated to submissions aimed at special issues of Fundamenta Informaticae. During submission the authors are kindly requested to clearly indicate the particular special issue they submit to. This can be done using the 'Comments' box on submission form.

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Open Access option

The IOS Press' initiative Open Library® offers authors and their funders the option to publish their articles with full Open Access in the IOS Press journals. This arrangement is subject only to the requirement of proper attribution when the articles are re-used and redistributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Other than being available with full Open Access, Open Library® articles are not treated any differently than other articles published in IOS Press journals, in that they are peer-reviewed and form an integral part of the journal in which they are published.

After the review, upon acceptance of the submission  the corresponding author receives information regarding the Open Access option with the link to the Author Order Form.


Permission to post pre-print, post-print and publisher’s pdf articles

IOS Press,  the Publisher of Fundamenta Informaticae, adopted a policy regarding permission to post pre-print, post-print and publisher’s pdf articles (follow link).


Colour print and ordering of reprints

Upon acceptance of the submission the authors may decide to pay for the figures in their paper to apear in colour in the printed version of the journal. 

Authors of accepted/published papers can order preprints and reprints of their submission as well printed copy of the entire issue od Fundamenta Informaticae. 

All orders should be submitted to the Publisher - IOS Press - using the dedicated Fundamenta Informaticae Author Order Form.