Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Computing and Security (JCS) is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that is committed to publication of original results in all areas of modern computing as well as information security. JCS is intended to be published quarterly.


Section Policies

Peer-reviewed Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - New Generation Computing

  • Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh
  • Hamed Vahdat Nejad
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - Future Internet: Architectures and Applications

  • Naser Movahhedinia
  • Behrouz Shahgholi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - CGCO 2016 (Selected papers of the 1st Conference on Computer Games: Challanges and Opportunities)

This special issue belongs to the selected papers of the 1st Conference on Computer Games: Challanges and Opportunities (CGCO 2016).

Papers should be enhanced versions of the original papers and should be in English.


  • Ahmad Reza Naghsh Nilchi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

  • Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions are refereed to the highest standard, to make sure that they are original, correct and substantial.  Each of submitted manuscripts is reviewed by at least two reviewers. The journal adopts blind peer review i.e. the authors do not know who accept to review their manuscripts. The length of the review process varies between papers, and many factors affect the time it takes to review a paper. The time it takes for an associate editor to be assigned, and for available, qualified reviewers to be identified, depends on the complexity of the paper submitted for review. JCS staffs make a concerted effort to keep the review time up to six months.

Note that submission of papers to JCS and all the corresponding processes are free. No submission or processing charges are needed.


Publication Frequency

JCS is published quarterly (4 issues per year).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to JCS contents are allowed.




This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. All manuscripts submitted to JCS should be original works of scholarship. If we receive evidence that a manuscript has been plagiarized, the manuscript will be immediately rejected, and subsequent manuscripts submitted by the same author(s) will not considered for publication in the future.  If the plagiarism was revealed after publishing a manuscript, the paper will be removed from the website and the journal archives immediately. Also authors whose research was plagiarized will be contacted and provided the names of the authors who have used their research without proper attribution.


Publication Ethics

The ethical policy of Journal of Computing and Security (JCS) is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of JCS Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with JCS. The ethical policy of JCS is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org

Duties and Responsibilities of Publishers


  1. JCS is committing to ensure that editorial decisions on manuscript submissions are the final.
  2. JCS is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.
  3. JCS is committing to maintain the integrity of academic and research records.
  4. JCS is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.
  5. JCS is always checking the plagiarism and fraudulent data issues involving in the submitted manuscript.
  6. JCS is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications and retractions involving its publications as and when needed.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editors


  1. The Editors of the journal should have the full authority to reject/accept a manuscript.
  2. The Editors of the journal should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published.
  3. The Editor-in-Chief should take a decision on submitted manuscripts, whether to be published or not with other editors and reviewers
  4. The Editors of the journal should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
  5. The Editors of the journal should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
  6. The Editors of the journal should maintain academic integrity and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
  7. The Editors of the journal should be willing to investigate plagiarism and fraudulent data issues and willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
  8. The Editors of the journal should have the limit themselves only to the intellectual content.
  9. The Editors of the journal must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  10. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers


  1. The Reviewers of the journal should assist the Editors in taking the decision for publishing the submitted manuscripts.
  2. The Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of manuscripts, which they are invited to review.
  3. The Reviewers should provide comments in time that will help editors to make decision on the submitted manuscript to be published or not.
  4. The Reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.
  5. The Reviewers comments against each invited manuscript should be technical, professional and objective.
  6. The Reviewers should not review the manuscripts in which they have found conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions.
  7. The Reviewers should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors


  1. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology.
  2. Manuscripts must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by or any other publisher.
  3. The submitting (corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.
  4. In order to sustain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.
  5. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the manuscripts emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution.
  6. It is a condition for submission of a manuscript that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.
  7. Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the manuscript and briefly describe the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work.
  8. A copy right release and conflict of interest disclosure form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorships, prior to the acceptation of the manuscript, by all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal ethics and privacy policy.
  9. Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.
  10. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
  11. When author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript.
  12. All authors must know that that the submitted manuscripts under review or published with JCS are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics.
  13. All authors must ensure that all authors have read the submission final checklist before being submitted to the JCS.


Handling Cases of Misconduct


Once JCS confirms a violation against JCS’s publication ethics, JCS addresses ethical concerns diligently following an issue-specific standard practice as summarized below.

  1. The first action of the journal Editor is to inform the Editorial Office of JCS by supplying copies of the relevant material and a draft letter to the corresponding author asking for an explanation in a nonjudgmental manner.
  2. If the author’s explanation is unacceptable and it seems that serious unethical conduct has taken place, the matter is referred to the Publication Committee via Editorial Office.  After deliberation, the Committee will decide whether the case is sufficiently serious to warrant a ban on future submissions.
  3. If the infraction is less severe, the Editor, upon the advice of the Publication Committee, sends the author a letter of reprimand and reminds the author of JCS publication policies; if the manuscript has been published, the Editor may request the author to publish an apology in the journal to correct the record.
  4. Notification will be sent to corresponding author and any work by the author responsible for the violation or any work these persons coauthored that is under review by JCS journal will be rejected immediately.
  5. The authors are prohibited from serving on JCS editorial board and serving as a reviewer for JCS Journal. JCS reserves the right to take more actions.
  6. In extreme cases, notifications will be sent to the affiliations of the authors and the authors are prohibited from submitting their work to JCS for 5 years.
  7. In serious cases of fraud that result in retraction of the article, a retraction notice will be published in the journal and will be linked to the article in the online version. The online version will also be marked “retracted” with the retraction date.




JCS is published jointly by University of Isfahan and Iranian Society of Cryptology. JCS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

ISSN: 2383-0417