About The Fibonacci Quarterly

The Fibonacci Quarterly is normally published four times a year: in February, May, August, and November. The primary function of the journal is to serve as a focal point for widespread interest in the Fibonacci numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89,...) and related numbers, especially with respect to new results, research proposals, challenging problems, and innovative proofs of old ideas.

Editorial Policy

The Fibonacci Quarterly seeks articles that are intelligible, yet stimulating, to its readers, most of whom are university teachers and students. These articles should be lively and well motivated, with new ideas that develop enthusiasm for number sequences or the exploration of number facts. Illustrations and tables should be wisely used to clarify the ideas of the manuscript. Unanswered questions are encouraged, and a complete list of references is absolutely necessary.

Problem Columns

The journal contains two problem columns, one for Elementary Problems and one for Advanced Problems. Problems from the elementary column are maintained in an electronic archive. Solutions can be found in the printed issues of the journal, approximately one year after the appearance of the problem, together with the names of the people who solved the problem correctly. The best solution to each problem from those submitted is published in the journal.

All correspondence related to the elementary problem column should be sent to

Stanley Rabinowitz
12 Vine Brook Road
Westford, MA 01886-4212

All correspondence related to the advanced problem column should be sent to

Raymond E. Whitney
Mathematics Department
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Submitting an Article

Articles should be submitted in the format of the current issue of The Fibonacci Quarterly. They should be typewritten or reproduced typewritten copies, that are clearly readable, double spaced with wide margins and on only one side of the paper. The full name and address of the author must appear at the beginning of the paper directly under the title. Illustrations should be carefully drawn in India ink on separate sheets of bond paper or vellum, approximately twice the size they are to appear in print. Since the Fibonacci Association has adopted standard definitions for the Fibonacci and Lucas sequences, these definitions must be used and need not be a part of the paper. One to three complete AMS classification numbers must be given directly after the references or on the bottom of the last page. Papers without classification numbers will be returned.

Submission of Manuscripts

Two copies of the manuscript should be submitted to
Gerald E. Bergum
Editor, The Fibonacci Quarterly
Department of Computer Science
South Dakota State University
Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007-1596
Authors are encouraged to keep a copy of their manuscripts for their own files as protection against loss. The editor will give immediate acknowledgment of all manuscripts received.


Address all subscription correspondence, including notification of address change, to:
Richard Vine
Subscription Manager
The Fibonacci Association
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Annual domestic Fibonacci Association membership dues, which include a subscription to The Fibonacci Quarterly, are US $35 for Regular Membership, $40 for Libraries, $45 for Sustaining Membership, and $70 for Institutional Membership. Foreign rates, which are based on international mailing rates, are somewhat higher than US domestic rates; please write for details.

Reprint Permission

Requests for reprint permission should be directed to the editor, Gerald Bergum. However, general permission is granted to members of the Fibonacci Association for noncommercial reproduction of a limited quantity of individual articles (in whole or in part) provided complete reference is made to the source.

Permission to download and print the problems given on these web pages for personal or educational use is granted provided that the copyright notice remains with the text. Commercial use is prohibited.

Back Issues

All back issues of The Fibonacci Quarterly are available in microfilm or hard copy format from
University Microfilms International
300 North Zeeb Road
Dept. P.R.
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Reprints can also be purchased from the UMI Clearing House at the same address. Back issues are available from many university libraries.
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