International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)

A Peer Reviewed, Refereed, Indexed and Leading Journal in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Published by The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications


Author Guidelines

The IJCSDF is published four(4) times a year and accepts three types of papers as follows:

  1. Research papers: that are presenting and discussing the latest, and the most profound research results in the scope of IJCSDF. Papers should describe new contributions in the scope of IJCSDF and support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature. Maximum word limit of 8000!.
  2. Technical papers: that are establishing meaningful forum between practitioners and researchers with useful solutions in various fields of digital security and forensics. It includes all kinds of practical applications, which covers principles, projects, missions, techniques, tools, methods, processes etc. Maximum word limit of 5000
  3. Review papers: that are critically analyzing past and current research trends in the field. Maximum word limit of 12000!
  4. Book reviews: providing critical review of a recently published book in the scope of IJCSDF. Maximum word limit of 1000!

Submitted papers should include at least 8 pages and we are highly recommending authors to give references to previously published papers in this journal. Referencing to previously published papers of our journal shows your interest as well as continues involvement in the field and as such would increase the chance of paper acceptance.

Initial Submission of manuscripts

  1. Format and Presentation: The journal only accepts paper submissions as electronic versions of Word documents. Keep acronyms and abbreviations to a minimum and define those that do appear in the text. The Footnotes are not typically used; if you need to include them, use the endnote format. The authors are suggested to follow the journal template format in the initial submission.
  2. Figures, Tables, and Graphics: Upon initial manuscript submission, figures, tables, and other graphics should be included as part of the Word document. All tables and figures must be mentioned in the text of a paper, and include a caption. All illustrations must be clear enough to be read when printed in black-and-white.
  3. References: References should appear at the end of the article in the text, use square brackets and consecutive numbers: [1], [2-4], [3,4] for citations. References should be listed in the order they appear in the text. Use Times Roman 10 point font format. Samples are provided below:
    1. Hyvarinen, A., Oja, E.: Independent Component Analysis: Algorithms and Applications. Neural Networks 13, 411--430 (2000).
    2. May, P., Ehrlich, H.C., Steinke, T.: ZIB Structure Prediction Pipeline: Composing a Complex Biological Workflow through Web Services. In: Nagel, W.E., Walter, W.V., Lehner, W. (eds.) Euro-Par 2006. LNCS, vol. 4128, pp. 1148--1158. Springer, Heidelberg (2006).
    3. Volkov, V., Demmel, J.W.: Benchmarking GPUs to Tune Dense Linear Algebra. In: Proc. 2008 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, pp. 1--11, IEEE Press, New York (2008).
    4. Stone, J.V.: Independent Component Analysis: A Tutorial Introduction. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (2004).
    5. Foster, I., Kesselman, C., Nick, J., Tuecke, S.: The Physiology of the Grid: an Open Grid Services Architecture for Distributed Systems Integration. Technical report, Global Grid Forum (2002)
    6. National Center for Biotechnology Information,

  4. Nominating preferred reviewers: during initial submission, the authors are required to nominate at least two reviewers as preferred reviewers for the paper. We strongly recommend nominating reviewers from the list of authors whose papers are referenced at your submission. However, the journal keeps the right to give your papers for review to any other reviewer as well!
  5. Language and Writing: All papers should be easy to read and understand with no writing or grammar error! The papers have to minimally meet requirements as "Doctorate/Postgraduate" educational level by automatic paper analyzers like:

Journal Review Process: All papers undergo an initial review by the journal’s editor-in-chief. After a positive initial review, papers undergo a blind review process by two or more subject matter experts. Reviews are received by the editor-in-chief, who then provides the author with an editor’s report that includes the final recommendation: a conditional acceptance, a request for further revisions, or rejection.

The linguistic consistency criterion addresses the level of written English and layout of the paper. A native speaker will check the papers submitted for linguistic consistency. The level of written English of submitted papers will be ranked between 1-5 where one (5) is for paper with excellent English and 1 is for paper whose English is subjected to major revision. Top three (3) levels will be considered for acceptance. The lower levels will be proposed for revision and could be conditionally accepted. Thematic review will decide whether to accept or reject according to the originality, significance for theory and practice, quality of content and presentation of submitted paper.

Linguistic ReviewTechnical ReviewDecision
5 (excellent)Accept
4 (good)Accept
3 (normal)Accept
2 (Need minor revision)Accept
1 (Need major revision)Accept

Papers satisfying both criteria will be considered for acceptance. Papers failing one of the two criteria will be recommended for revision and could be conditionally accepted. The feedback results would be emailed to authors no matter the paper is accepted or rejected.

Submission of Final Paper:

Prior to publication, all accepted papers should submit:

A camera-ready version which strictly follows the journal template format.

The author is also requested to complete a copyright form The authors are requested to either apply requested reviewers comments or justify the reason that they ignore any comments of reviewers and submit author-response form as well.