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

Editors-in-Chief: Wei Qi Yan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) and Feng Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1941-6210|EISSN: 1941-6229|DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF


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

Mission and 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 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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2019): 1 Released, 3 Forthcoming
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2009)
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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
Wei Qi Yan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Associate Editors
Kam Pui Chow, The University of Hong Kong, China
Fangjun Huang, San Yat-sen University, China
Xuping Huang, Meiji University, Japan
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Wei Lu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Yassine Maleh, The National Port Agency, Morocco ORCID
Manoranjan Mohanty, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Fei Peng, Hunan University, China
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China and Wuyi Univers, Taiwan ORCID
Xuehu Yan, Hefei Electronic Engineering Institute, China ORCID
Xinguo Yu, Central China Normal University Wollongong Joint Institute, China
Xianfeng Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Editorial Review Board
Pradeep Atrey, State University of New York, Albany, United States
Paul Joseph, Vellore Institute of Technology, India ORCID
Feng Liu, 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 ORCID
Irene Portela, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
Satya Prakash, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India
Yudi Prayudi, Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia ORCID
Guozi Sun, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Salam Thajeel, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq ORCID
Amita Verma, Panjab University, India
Hongxia Wang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Wen Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lidong Zhai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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Weiqi Yan and Feng Liu
International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics

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