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IGI Global Open Access
As an academic publisher at the forefront of advancement for over 30 years, IGI Global OA provides quality, expediate OA publishing with a top-of-the-line production system backed by the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). With a streamlined publishing process, flexible funding options, and more, researchers can freely and immediately share their peer-reviewed research with the world.
  • Rigorous and Expediate Publishing Process
  • Research Is Fully Free and Accessible to All (Creative Commons BY License)
  • Increased Discoverability of Published Content (89% Higher Download Rate)
  • Acceleration of Citation Impact & Increased Indexing Potential
  • Greater Visibility & Wider Professional Recognition
  • Opportunities for Networking & Collaboration
  • Supports Overall Career Advancement
  • Affordable Article/Chapter Processing Charges (APCs/CPCs) (Starting at US$ 500)
  • And More.
Peer Review
The peer review process is the driving force behind all IGI Global books and journals. All IGI Global reviewers maintain the highest ethical standards and each manuscript undergoes a rigorous double-blind peer review process, which is backed by our full membership to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The full publishing process and peer review are conducted within the IGI Global eEditorial Discovery® online submission system and on average takes 30 days. Learn More
IGI Global book and journal editors and authors are provided written guidelines and checklists that must be followed to maintain the high value that IGI Global places on the work it publishes. IGI Global reviewers are an important component of the scholarly process and therefore are instructed to provide comprehensive, detailed appraisals of work that they are reviewing to assist the author in improving the quality and usability of the presented research. It is the policy of IGI Global to maintain high ethical standards in all publications. These standards pertain to all books, journals, chapters, and articles accepted for publication. View Full Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Review for This Journal
To apply to become a reviewer for an IGI Global journal, you must complete the ad hoc reviewer application form. As an ad hoc reviewer, you have the valuable opportunity to review some of the most advanced scholarly research manuscripts in the field and the overall success of the journal is dependent on your reviews. As such, ad hoc reviewers are appointed to serve for one year and upon completion of this term, ad hoc reviewers will have the potential to be promoted to a full editorial review board member based on the timeliness and quality of the reviews received. Learn More
Open Access Policy
This journal operates under a Gold Open Access (OA) Model. As Gold OA, authors receive 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. Others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, without asking prior permission from the publisher or author and so long as they credit the author for the original creation. All authors are required to sign an author's warranty stating that the materials are original and unpublished elsewhere. The journal will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere. View Full OA Policy
Editorial Policy
IGI Global holds its journals to the highest ethical practices. View Full Editorial Policy
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Contact
Submission-Related Inquiries
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
Author Services Inquiries
For inquiries involving pre-submission concerns, please contact the Journal Development Division:
journaleditor@igi-global.com

Open Access Inquiries
For inquiries involving publishing costs, APCs, etc., please contact the Open Access Division:
openaccessadmin@igi-global.com

Production-Related Inquiries
For inquiries involving accepted manuscripts currently in production or post-production, please contact the Journal Production Division:
journalproofing@igi-global.com

Rights and Permissions Inquiries
For inquiries involving permissions, rights, and reuse, please contact the Intellectual Property & Contracts Division:
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Publication-Related Inquiries
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Discoverability Inquiries
For inquiries involving sharing, promoting, and indexing of manuscripts, please contact the Citation Metrics & Indexing Division:
indexing@igi-global.com

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