International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)

Published Annually. Est. 2009.

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 including the use of electronic devices and software for crime prevention, investigation, and the application of a broad spectrum of science solutions for the legal system. Featured in prestigious indices including Web of Science® – Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, INSPEC®, and more, this scholarly journal is led by two leading IGI Global editors and contains research from a growing list of more than 650 industry-leading contributors from five continents. This journal is a three-time winner of IGI Global’s Excellence in Research Journal Award and contains high-quality theoretical and empirical research articles, research reviews, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, and editorials in this field.

ISSN: 1941-6210|EISSN: 1941-6229|DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to IJDCF.

Mission

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.


Coverage

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • 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


Submission

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/journal-guidelines-for-submission/?titleid=1112 PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

Starting January 1st, 2021, this journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access, meaning from January 1st, 2021 onward all of its published contents will be 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

Once the journal is converted to Gold Open Access in 2021 and will no longer have subscription revenue backing it, the journal will be heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $1,500 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

Those coming from certain developing countries will be able to take advantage of discounts or waivers with careful consideration by IGI Global’s Executive Editorial Board. Also, authors of submitted manuscripts can take advantage of IGI Global’s Read and Publish Open Access Initiative, which allows authors who are affiliated with institutions that are currently subscribed to one or more IGI Global databases to benefit from APC funding (you can learn more about how this all works here). In the case of a multi-authored work, even if only one author is eligible for the discount or waiver, all authors of the work will benefit from the waiver or discount. Additionally, if an author chooses to utilize any of IGI Global’s Author Services on their manuscript, the amount paid for any of these author services will be deducted from the final Article Processing Charge (APC).

For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here, and also it is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.



All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJDCF should be directed to the attention of:

Feng Liu
Editors-in-Chief
International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics
E-mails: liufeng@iie.ac.cn