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The International Journal of Forensic Computer Science (IJoFCS) seeks to publish significant and useful articles dealing with the broad interests of the field of Forensic Computer Science and software systems and services related to Computer Crimes, Computer Forensics, Computer Law, Computer Vision, Criminology, Cryptology, Digital Investigation, Artificial Neural Networks, Biometrics, Image Analysis, Image Processing, International Police Cooperation, Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Machine Learning, Network Security, Pattern Recognition, and Signal Processing. Matters of digital/cyber forensic interest in the social sciences or relating to law enforcement and jurisprudence may also be published.

The IJoFCS uses blind peer review process. So that prospective authors are kindly asked to submit their papers without any identification of them. The IJoFCS reviewers do not know any author's identity, as well as any identifying information is stripped from the document before review.

Our goal is to achieve an editorial balance among technique, theory, practice and commentary, providing a forum for free discussion of Forensic Computer Science problems, solutions, applications and opinions. Contributions are encouraged and may be in the form of articles or letters to the editor.

The Journal neither approves nor disapproves, nor does it guarantee the validity or accuracy of any data, claim, opinion, or conclusion presented in either editorial content, articles, letters to the editor or advertisements.

A paper may describe original work, discuss a new technique or application, or present a survey of recent work in a given field. Concepts and underlying principles should be emphasized, with enough background information to orient the reader who is not a specialist in the subject. Each paper should contain one key point, which the author should be able to state in one sentence. The desired focus should be on technology or science, rather than product details. It is important to describe the value of specific work within its broader framework.

Replications of previously published research must contribute sufficient incremental knowledge to warrant publication. Authors should strive to be original, insightful, and theoretically bold; demonstration of a significant “value-added” advance to the field’s understanding of an issue or topic is crucial to acceptance for publication. Multiple-study papers that feature diverse methodological approaches may be more likely to make such contributions.

We attach no priorities to subjects for study, nor do we attach greater significance to one methodological style than another. For these reasons, we view all our papers as high-quality contributions to the literature and present them as equals to our readers.

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