International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP)
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International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP)

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 16 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2007
ISSN: 1930-1650|EISSN: 1930-1669|DOI: 10.4018/IJISP


As information technology and the Internet become more and more ubiquitous and pervasive in our daily lives, there is an essential need for a more thorough understanding of information security and privacy issues and concerns. The International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP) creates and fosters a forum where research in the theory and practice of information security and privacy is advanced. IJISP publishes high quality papers dealing with a wide range of issues, ranging from technical, legal, regulatory, organizational, managerial, cultural, ethical and human aspects of information security and privacy, through a balanced mix of theoretical and empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, and editorials. This journal encourages submission of manuscripts that present research frameworks, methods, methodologies, theory development and validation, case studies, simulation results and analysis, technological architectures, infrastructure issues in design, and implementation and maintenance of secure and privacy preserving initiatives.

Topics Covered

  • Agents and mobile communication systems
  • Authentication and authorization of users, systems, and applications
  • Businesses models and systems with security and privacy requirements and management
  • Case studies in security and privacy
  • Civil rights and liberties
  • Computer worms and viruses
  • Consumer and business practices and trends
  • Cryptographic techniques and protocols
  • Database issues in privacy protection
  • Developing enterprise management of security and privacy policies and infrastructures
  • Development of formal models and definitions
  • Distributed marketplaces, auctions, and gaming
  • Distributed, forward, and proactive policies and procedures
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Electronic commerce, banking, and payment protocols
  • Encryption, authentication, and access control
  • Enhancements for storage area networks
  • E-services, e-voting, and e-government
  • File and file system security and privacy
  • Firewall technologies, policies, and trends
  • Global issues
  • Hacking and corruptions
  • Hacking, cyber-terrorism, and intrusion detection
  • Heterogeneous and large-scale environments
  • Identity and privacy confidentiality
  • Legal, regulatory, and compliance issues
  • Malicious codes and attacks against networks
  • Multiparty communications, co-operations, and computations
  • Networks and security protocols
  • Peer-to-Peer computing
  • Preserving and enhancing technologies and initiatives
  • Relationships and trade-offs between security and privacy
  • Security and privacy techniques, management, and protocols
  • Tools, techniques, methods, and frameworks
  • Trends and new developments
  • Trust architectures and underlying infrastructures
  • World Wide Web authentication and authorization

Mission and Scope

The overall mission of the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP) is to create and foster a forum where research in the theory and practice of information security and privacy is advanced. The journal strives to serve a diverse readership by publishing articles in a range of topics in information security and privacy that would appeal to a broad cross-sectional and multi disciplinary readership ranging from the academic and professional research communities to industry practitioners. The journal seeks to publish a balanced mix of high quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, editorials as well as pedagogical and curricular issues surrounding information security and privacy.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 13: 4 Issues (2019): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2018): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2007)
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Reviews and Testimonials

The exponential growth of information storage has lead to a large scale of infringement of data in enterprise. The International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP) is a forum in which researchers have contributed their ideas and concepts relatedt o information security and privacy. This journal serves the important purpose of bringing together researchers and practitioners in the area of information security and privacy. The well reviewed articles are a useful resource to researchers. The journal is a definite asset to academic library.

– Latha Parameswaran, Amrita Unviersity, India

In today's world, as one starts giving more and more importance to security issues, there is every possibility that an individual's rights to privacy will be affected. The International Journal of Information Security and Privacy attempts to address both requirements by publishing articles with a quick turnaround time while maintaining the highest quality expected from it's renowned editorial board.

– Shamik Sural, IIT Kharagpur, India


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) ( and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Dalei Wu, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, United States
Li Yang, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, United States
International Advisory Board
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Brij Gupta, National Institute of Technology,Kurukshetra, India
Ananda raj, SREC, India
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Taiwan
Associate Editors
Jen-Yao Chung, Quanta Cloud Technology, United States
Tom Coffey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Nishant Doshi, Marwadi Education Foundation, India
Jerry Fjermestad, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Shuaishuai Guo, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, United States
Abbie Homaifar, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, United States
Hong Jer Lang, Taylor's University, Malaysia
Chengcheng Li, University of Cincinnati, United States
Haiyan Luo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Arunasalam Sambhanthan, Curtin University, Australia
Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
Rustam Vahidov, Concordia University, Canada
Pan Yi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Editorial Review Board
Ahmed Abbas, The American University In Cairo, Egypt
Haider Abbas, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Peter Bearse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Mohamed Amine Boudia, GeCode Laboratory, Department of Computer Science Tahar Moulay University of Saida, Algeria
Sowmyarani C. N., Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, India
Wei Cai, University of California, Irvine, United States
Junaid Chaudhry, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Amine Dahane, University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria
Rudresh Dwivedi, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Zhen Hu, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, United States
Navin Kumar, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Kevin Lowe, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Selva Nidhyananthan, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, India
Pradeep Singh, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India
Siddharth Singh, University of Allahabad, India
Brian Whitworth, Massey University, New Zealand


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

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Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA
Interim Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP)
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