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

Editor-in-Chief: Wei Qi Yan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
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 10: 4 Issues (2018): 1 Released, 3 Forthcoming
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
Associate Editors
Pradeep Atrey, State University of New York, Albany, United States
Kam Pui Chow, The University of Hong Kong, China
Fangjun Huang, San Yat-sen University, China
Xufeng Lin, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Feng Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Hui Lu, Institute of Microelectronics (IME) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Wei Lu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Fei Peng, Hunan University, China
Zhenxing Qian, Fudan University, China
Chao Shen, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Guozi Sun, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Sang-Bing Tsai, Zhongshan Institute, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Taiwan
Amita Verma, Panjab University, India
Hongxia Wang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Xiaotian Wu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Xuehu Yan, Hefei Electronic Engineering Institute, China
Chung-Huang Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Lidong Zhai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xianfeng Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Editorial Review Board
Vinod Bhattathiripad, G J Software Forensics, India
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


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
International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics

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