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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: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and 15 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1941-6210|EISSN: 1941-6229|DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF
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Published: Jan 20, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF.317100
Volume 15
The key network node identification technology plays an important role in comprehending unknown terrains and rapid action planning in network attack and defense confrontation. The conventional key... Show More
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Zhu, Yuwen, and Lei Yu. "Key Node Identification Based on Vulnerability Life Cycle and the Importance of Network Topology." vol.15, no.1 2023: pp.1-16.


Zhu, Y. & Yu, L. (2023). Key Node Identification Based on Vulnerability Life Cycle and the Importance of Network Topology. , 15(1), 1-16.


Zhu, Yuwen, and Lei Yu. "Key Node Identification Based on Vulnerability Life Cycle and the Importance of Network Topology," 15, no.1: 1-16.

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Published: Dec 23, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF.315614
Volume 14
Currently, with the popularity of the internet, people are surrounded by a large number of unhealthy pages which have a serious impact on the physical and mental health of visitors. To protect the... Show More
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Cai, Zengyu, et al. "An Unhealthy Webpage Discovery System Based on Convolutional Neural Network." vol.14, no.3 2022: pp.1-15.


Cai, Z., Tan, C., Zhang, J., Xiao, T., & Feng, Y. (2022). An Unhealthy Webpage Discovery System Based on Convolutional Neural Network. , 14(3), 1-15.


Cai, Zengyu, et al. "An Unhealthy Webpage Discovery System Based on Convolutional Neural Network," 14, no.3: 1-15.

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Published: Dec 23, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF.315615
Volume 14
An improved practical Byzantine fault tolerance (Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus algorithm based on reputation, RPBFT) algorithm based on grouping and reputation value voting is... Show More
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Liu, Shannan, et al. "Improvement of the PBFT Algorithm Based on Grouping and Reputation Value Voting." vol.14, no.3 2022: pp.1-15.


Liu, S., Zhang, R., Liu, C., Xu, C., Zhou, J., & Wang, J. (2022). Improvement of the PBFT Algorithm Based on Grouping and Reputation Value Voting. , 14(3), 1-15.


Liu, Shannan, et al. "Improvement of the PBFT Algorithm Based on Grouping and Reputation Value Voting," 14, no.3: 1-15.

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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 application... 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 informs a... 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
Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Feng Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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
Manoranjan Mohanty, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Sang-Bing Tsai, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Hong Kong, Taiwan ORCID
Vinayakumar Ravi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, United States ORCID
Wei Lu, Sun Yat-sen University, China ORCID
Xinguo Yu, Central China Normal University Wollongong Joint Institute, China
Xuehu Yan, National University of Defense Technology, China ORCID
Xuping Huang, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Yassine Maleh, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Abdelkrim Haqiq, Hassan 1st University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Morocco ORCID
Abiola Ilori, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Aditya Sahu, Vignan University, India ORCID
Agnivesh Pandey, DAV College, CSJM University, Kanpur, India
Amita Verma, Panjab University, India
Angelina Gokhale, None at present, India ORCID
Antonio Muñoz, University of Málaga, Spain ORCID
Bin He, Central China Normal University, China ORCID
Chiba Zouhair, Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock - Hassan II University of Casablanca Morocco, Morocco ORCID
Chuan Qin, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Dharmaraj Patil, R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, India ORCID
Diqun Yan, Ningbo University, China ORCID
Faouzi Kamoun, ESPRIT, Tunisia ORCID
Guanglu Sun, Harbin University of Science and Technology, China
Gulshan Shrivastava, Sharda University, India ORCID
Guozi Sun, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Gyu-Sang Cho, Dongyang University, Korea, Republic Of
Hamad Naeem, Neijiang Normal University, China ORCID
Hanzhou Wu, Shanghai University, China
Hao Hu, Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute, China
Hongxia Wang, Sichuan University, China
Hui Lu, Institute of Microelectronics (IME) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Irene Portela, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
Jiaxi Wu, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), China
Jinwei Wang, School of Computer and Software, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Jiwei Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China ORCID
Lidong Zhai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lin Gao, School of Computer and Information Engineering, Tianjin Chengjian University, China ORCID
Lingchen Gu, Shandong University, China
Manoj Kumar, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India ORCID
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Nilay Mistry, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India ORCID
Nisha T N, Sybiosis International University, India ORCID
Paul Joseph, Vellore Institute of Technology, India ORCID
Peng Li, North China Electric Power University, China
Pengfei Xue, National University of Defense Technology, China
Pradeep Atrey, State University of New York, United States
Rahmani Mohamed Elhadi, GeCoDe Laboratory, Dr. Tahar Moulay University of Saida, Algeria ORCID
Salam Abdulnabi Thajeel, University of Technology: Baghdad, Iraq ORCID
Satya Prakash, National Law Institute University, India
Sharada Valiveti, Nirma University, India ORCID
Shilpa Mahajan, The NorthCap University, India ORCID
Sunil Chawla, Chandigarh University, India ORCID
Tiegang Gao, Nankai University, China
Utkarsh Saxena, Amity University, India
Vijay Sinha, CGC, Landran, India ORCID
Weiming Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Wen Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xianjun Hu, Purple Mountain Laboratories, China ORCID
Yexia Cheng, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Yiming Xue, China Agricultural University, China
Yudi Prayudi, Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia ORCID
Zeguang Lu, Yunnan Normal University, China
Zuquan Liu, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ORCID
International Advisory Board
Chang-Tsun Li, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Kun Sun, George Mason University, United States
Nhien-An Le-Khac, University College Dublin, Ireland ORCID
Wei Qi Yan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Xianfeng Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ORCID
Yu-Chen Hu, Providence University, Taiwan ORCID
International Ambassadors
Cheng Huang, Sichuan University, China
Chunhua Su, University of AIZU, Japan
Liping Ding, Digital Forensics Lab, Institute of Software Application Technology, Guangzhou & Chinese Academy of, China
Shouhuai Xu, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, United States
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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics
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