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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)
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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2021
Editor-in-Chief: Feng Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 15 more indices
Published: Bi-Monthly |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1941-6210|EISSN: 1941-6229|DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF
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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage

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... Show More

Mission & Scope:
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... Show More
  • 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
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Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Wei Qi Yan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
International Advisory Board
Chang-Tsun Li, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Wei Qi Yan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Associate Editors
Fangjun Huang, San Yat-sen University, China
Fei Peng, Hunan University, China
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Kam Pui Chow, The University of Hong Kong, China
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Editorial Review Board
Abdelkrim HAQIQ, Hassan 1st University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Settat, Morocco ORCID
Abiola Ilori, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Aditya Sahu, GMRIT,Rajam, India ORCID
Agnivesh Pandey, AIIT, Amity University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, India
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Article Processing Charge (APC):

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  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process
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All inquiries regarding IJDCF should be directed to the attention of:
All inquiries regarding IJDCF should be directed to the attention of:

Feng Liu
International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics