Shouldn’t the algorithmic problem statements and their editorials designed for online international programming contests, which are published on well known coding platforms like Codeforces, Codechef, Topcoder etc. be considered as worthy of publications in academia?
Before publishing the problem statement online, the moderators, testers and editorialists of the platform review the problems and rigorous testing is carried out. Also testers and editorialists are invited from all over the world based on respective expertise and their review, tested code and editorial is made available online for further discussions and improvements.
Each problem statement is open for feedback, ratings and corrections/bug reports from the users.
Also, before publishing, the statement undergoes intensive plagiarism, quality and novelty checks.
Authors of the problem statements also submit their solutions in form of tested code, logical explanation, proofs and test cases to the hosting/publishing platform.
In short, these problem statements also undergo a rigorous review process.
Any perspectives are appreciated.