International Journal of Cyber Criminology
IJCC-July - December 2021
Vol 15 Issue 2
What is Cyber Criminology? Who is the Founding Father? Who coined the term?
Cyber Criminology is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses researchers from various fields such as Criminology, Victimology, Sociology, Internet Science, and Computer Science.
(2007) is the Founding Father of the academic discipline Cyber Criminology and he coined and defined Cyber Criminology as "the study of causation of crimes that occur in the cyberspace and its impact in the physical space".
(2007) academically coined the term Cyber Criminology for two reasons. First, the body of knowledge that deals with cyber crimes should not be confused with investigation and be merged with cyber forensics; second, there should be an independent discipline to study and explore cyber crimes from a social science perspective. Since the launch of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, the term Cyber Criminology has taken its academic roots in the online as well as offline academic circles.
Aim and Scope
International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC) is a peer reviewed online (open access) interdisciplinary journal (Established: 2007) published biannually and devoted to the study of cyber crime, cyber criminal behavior, cyber victims, cyber laws and cyber policy. IJCC is an unique
Diamond open access,
international journal, where the author(s) need pay article processing charges.APC of Each paper is $3000. IJCC will focus on all aspects of cyber/computer crime: Forms of Cyber Crime, Impact of cyber crimes in the real world, Policing Cyber space,
International Perspectives of Cyber Crime, Developing cyber safety policy,
Cyber Victims, Cyber Psychopathology, Geographical aspects of Cyber crime, Cyber offender behavior, cyber crime law, Cyber Pornography, Privacy & Anonymity on the Net, Internet Fraud and Identity Theft, Mobile Phone Safety, Human Factor of Cyber Crime and Cyber Security and Policy issues, Online Gambling, Copyright and Intellectual property Law. As the discipline of Cyber Criminology approaches the future, facing the dire need to document the literature in this rapidly changing area has become more important than ever before. The IJCC will be a nodal centre to develop and disseminate the knowledge of cyber crimes primarily from a social science perspective to the academic and lay world. The journal publishes theoretical, methodological, and applied papers, as well as book reviews. We do not publish highly technical cyber forensics / digital forensics papers and papers of descriptive / overview nature.
The International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC) believes that knowledge is open to all and it should be freely accessible. IJCC makes all content freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content through its website. IJCC not only provides its contents free, but also does not charge its authors. IJCC also supports
in promoting the concept of open access.
Journal Ranking / Impact (h-index / SCImago Journal Rank / Scopus)
SCOPUS JOURNAL RANK (CiteScore Rank) of IJCC has improved from 202nd position (2013) to 99th position (2019) (out of 685 Law/Criminology Journals).
The Journal has improved from Quartile 3 (49 percentile) in 2013 to Quartile 1 (85 percentile) in the Scopus Journal Rank 2019. (Best Quartile)
The Journal has improved from Quartile 3 in 2013 to Quartile 1 in the SCImago Journal Rank 2020. (Best Quartile)
Benefits of publishing in IJCC
All content is free.
$3000 publication or article processing (APC) charges. Authors need to pay for the publication of their articles.
Publishing in a ranked journal indexed by the prestigious Scopus.
Fast submission and review (double blind) process.
Research reaches the community in a timely manner.
Guaranteed quality - peer review managed by top
High readership visibility.
Abstracting and Indexing
IJCC is Abstracted/Indexed in
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI is a new index in the Web of Science of Clarivate Analytics)
European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS),
Criminal Justice Abstracts
ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index
Directory of Open Access Journals
Index Copernicus International,
NCJRS Abstract Database
Index of Information Systems Journals
MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals
Listing Directories and Libraries
IJCC is listed in
University Grants Comission (UGC, India)
The SCImago Journal & Country Rank,
Journal Database (Zurich Open Repository and Archive),
ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly
J V Barry Library Australian Institute of Criminology
Australian Institute of Police Management Library
University of Portsmouth Library
Stanford University Libraries, NCAC Child Abuse Library Online (CALiOT),
Institute of Science and Technology Austria | Library,
Electronic equipment Magazines library, Berlin
University of KwaZulu Natal Libraries,
University of the West Library,
Edmonton Public Library,
Creative Commons License
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License,
at the free choice of the authors. Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, share alike, for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.
This license does not permit commercial exploitation without specific permission.
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Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
The International Journal of Cyber Criminology is committed to the academic community and the lay world in ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles in publication. Plagiarism is strictly condemned and papers found to be plagiarized will be removed or not published in the International Journal of Cyber Criminology. While signing the publication agreement the author(s) have to warrant that the article and associated materials are original and it does not infringe the copyright of anyone. Also the authors have to warrant that there was a full consensus of all the authors and it was neither submitted nor published previously.
Submission of Manuscripts
IJCC welcomes articles throughout the year. The IJCC encourages quality scholarship articles from relevant academic disciplines as well as from practitioners in the private and public sector. IJCC is receptive to scholarship coming from a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. All research should be understood and examined through a transnational perspective. Articles previously published or submitted for publication in any other journal will not be accepted.
All articles must be grounded on relevant and recent scholarship in the fields of our interest. All manuscripts will undergo double blind review by two or more reviewers.
All manuscripts must be submitted in American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition, 2nd printing (� 2019) Publicat
ion Manual style format. A sample paper of APA 7th Edition is available
Please follow APA guidelines for Manuscript Preparation, including title page for blind review, referencing, and tables and figures.
The minimum word limit is 5000 words and maximum length should not exceed twenty five pages (8000 words), including references, notes and illustrations. If required, we may take papers that are more than 8000 words. Please avoid endnotes however, footnotes are encouraged. References in the notes should conform to the mode specified in APA Style.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. Rights of manuscripts, artwork, and photographs has to be transferred to the publisher, upon the acceptance of the paper for final publication.
Manuscripts should be submitted as an MS Word attachment (no other formats will be accepted) to the
manuscript submission & peer-review system
(The link is available by clicking the image ABOVE). When you visit the above link you have to create an account to submit your manuscript and the details are at that link. Only submissions via the online submission system will be accepted. Please don't submit your articles via email. Hard copy submissions will not be processed.
If you have any issues in the online submission, please feel free to contact the Managing Editor Dr. Philip N. Ndubueze at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to edit submissions, if accepted for publication. Every effort will be made to inform contributors of the outcome of the peer review process in a timely manner.
The review process is via e-mail, and should take no more than 3 to 6 months.
For Email correspondence:
Prof. K. Jaishankar
International Journal of Cyber Criminology
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Editor- in- Chief
Chief Editorial Advisor
Philip N. Ndubueze
Associate Editor (Book Reviews)
Adam Bossler, USA
Ahmed Patel, Ireland
Ana I. Cerazo, Spain
Barbara Vettori, Italy
Bernard H. Levin, USA
Bernard Jouga, France
Catherine D. Marcum, USA
Chi Sung Laih Taiwan
Chris Magee, UK
Craig Webber, UK
David G. Post, USA
David S. Wall, UK
Dianne Martin USA, UAE
Dorothy E. Denning, USA
Fawn T. Ngo, USA
George E. Higgins, USA
Georgios A. Antonopoulos, UK Gillian Dempsey, Australia
Gr�inne Kirwan, Ireland
Gregor Urbas, Australia
Henry Pontell, USA
Ibrahim Baggili, UAE
Jayne A. Hitchcock, USA
Johnny Nhan, USA
Jos� R. Agustina, Spain
Joseph Migga Kizza, USA
Jung-Shian Li, Taiwan
Justin W. Patchin, USA
Kimberly Young, USA
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo,
Kyung-shick Choi, USA
Liz Butterfield, New Zealand
P. Madhava Soma Sundaram,
Majid Yar, UK
Marcus Rogers, USA
Marjie T. Britz, USA
Maura Conway, Ireland
Mikhail Atallah, USA
Monika T. Whitty, Australia / UK
Mourad Debbabi, Canada
Nimrod Kozlovski, Israel
Orly Turgeman Goldschmidt,
Peter Grabosky, Australia
Phil Attfield, USA
Roderic Broadhurst, Australia
Robert G. Morris, USA
Russell Smith, Australia
Sameer Hinduja, USA
Sam McQuade, USA
Seymour E. Goodman, USA
Steven M. Abrams, USA
Thomas J. Holt, USA
Vladimir Golubev, Ukraine
William P. Bloss, USA
Whitney DeCamp, USA