International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)

International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)

Editor-in-Chief: Wei Qi Yan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2009.
ISSN: 1941-6210|EISSN: 1941-6229|DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF
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The International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) provides state-of-the-art coverage in the development of legal evidence found in computers and electronic storage mediums. IJDCF addresses the use of electronic devices and software for crime prevention, investigation, and the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. This fully refereed journal contains high quality theoretical and empirical research articles, research reviews, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, and editorials in this field.

Topics Covered

  • Computational approaches to digital crime preventions
  • Computer virology
  • Crime scene imaging
  • Criminal investigative criteria and standard of procedure on computer crime
  • Cryptological techniques and tools for crime investigation
  • Data carving and recovery
  • Digital document examination
  • Digital Evidence
  • Digital signal processing techniques for crime investigations
  • Identity theft and biometrics
  • Information Warfare
  • Machine learning, data mining, and information retrieval for crime prevention and forensics
  • Malicious codes
  • Network access control and intrusion detection
  • Policy, standards, protocols, accreditation, certification, and ethical issues related to digital crime and forensics
  • Practical case studies and reports, legislative developments, and limitations, law enforcement
  • Small digital device forensics (cell phones, smartphone, PDAs, audio/video devices, cameras, flash drives, gaming devices, GPS devices, etc.)
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Terrorism knowledge portals and databases
  • Terrorism related analytical methodologies and software tools
  • Terrorist incident chronology databases
  • Watermarking for digital forensics


The mission of the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) is to provide and foster a forum for advancing research and development of the theory and practice of digital crime prevention and forensics. IJDCF addresses a broad range of digital crimes and forensic disciplines that use electronic devices and software for crime prevention and investigation. This journal informs a broad cross-sectional and multi-disciplinary readership ranging from the academic and professional research communities, to industry consultants and practitioners. IJDCF publishes a balanced mix of high quality theoretical and empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, and editorials.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Wei Qi Yan is an Associate Professor with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Dr Yan’s expertise is in digital surveillance, security and forensics, he is leading the Computer and Communications Security (CCS) Research Group at AUT. Dr Yan was an exchange computer scientist between the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he is the Chair of the ACM Multimedia Chapter of New Zealand, a Member of the ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, TC members of the IEEE. Dr Yan is a guest adjunct Professor with PhD supervision of the State Key Laboratory of Information Security (SKLOIS) China, a visiting Professor of the National University of Singapore and University of Auckland New Zealand.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Chang-Tsun Li, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Associate Editors
Pradeep Atrey, State University of New York, Albany, United States
Zhongmin Cai, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Tiegang Gao, Nankai University, China
Yu Guan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Xiaolong Li, Peking University, China
Feng Liu, Institute of Information Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Fei Peng, Hunan University, China
Chuan Qin, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Khaled Salah, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Mark Scanlon, University College Dublin, Ireland
Chao Shen, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Hongxia Wang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Xingjie Wei, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Xiaotian Wu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ying Yang, Yale University, United States
Dengpan Ye, Wuhan University, China
Lidong Zhai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Weiming Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Yuanyuan Zhang, Shandong Academy of Sciences, China
Xianfeng Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Editorial Review Board
Yuanfang Guo, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hui Lu, Institute of Microelectronics (IME) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Nilay Mistry, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India
Irene Portela, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
Satya Prakash, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India

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