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Most Cited Paper


We are pleased to announce the top 5 cited papers of Cybersecurity.

This list is based on the cites received from 2018 to 2023. You can find the top five articles here.

Cybersecurity Award 2024

Call for Nomination - Cybersecurity Award

The Cybersecurity Award is held annually and presented to authors whose work represents outstanding and groundbreaking research in all essential aspects of cybersecurity from the previous year.

  1. Authors: Jun Li, Bodong Zhao and Chao Zhang

Thematic Series

2020

Data-Driven Security
Edited by: Yang Liu, Xinming Ou, Xinyu Xing, Guozhu Meng

2019

Data Security and Privacy
Edited by: Dan Lin, Jingqiang Lin and Bo Luo

Information Abuse Prevention
Edited by: Gang Li and Jianlong Tan

2018
System Security  Edited by: Peng Liu

AI and Security   Edited by: Xiaofeng Wang

Aims and scope

This journal is aimed to systematically cover all essential aspects of cybersecurity, with a focus on reporting on cyberspace security issues, the latest research results, and real-world deployment of security technologies.  

The journal publishes research articles and reviews in the areas including, but not limited to:

• Cryptography and its applications
• Network and critical infrastructure security
• Hardware security
• Software and system security
• Cybersecurity data analytics
• Data-driven security and measurement studies
• Adversarial reasoning
• Malware analysis
• Privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymity
• IoT Security
• AI Security

Why submit to us

• 1st open access journal on Cybersecurity
• APC fully covered by IIE, CAS
• Served by a dedicated international editorial board to give thorough swift editorial response

Editor-in-Chief: MENG Dan

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Full Professor in Institute of Information Engineering (IIE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His work focuses on network and system security, parallel distributed processing. He has lead important research projects including Dawning supercomputers, National Science and Technology Major Project, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China, and strategic priority research program of CAS. He has published over one hundred peer-reviewed papers. He is the director of IIE, after serving as the deputy director of IIE, the deputy director of the High Technology Research and Development Bureau of CAS.

Executive Editor-in-Chief: LIU Peng

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LIU Peng received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his PhD from George Mason University in 1999.  Dr. Liu is a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, founding Director of the Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy, and Trust, and founding Director of the Cyber Security Lab at Penn State University.   His research interests are in all areas of computer and network security.  He has published a monograph and over 260 refereed technical papers.  His research has been sponsored by NSF, ARO, AFOSR, DARPA, DHS, DOE, AFRL, NSA, TTC, CISCO, and HP.  He has served as a program (co-)chair or general (co-)chair for over 10 international conferences (e.g., Asia CCS 2010) and workshops (e.g., MTD 2016). He chaired the Steering Committee of SECURECOMM during 2008-14. He has served on over 100 program committees and reviewed papers for numerous journals. He is an associate editor for IEEE TDSC. He is a recipient of the DOE Early Career Principle Investigator Award.  He has co-led the effort to make Penn State a NSA-certified National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.  He has advised or co-advised over 30 PhD dissertations to completion.

Affiliated with

  • The Institute of Information Engineering (IIE) is a national research institute in Beijing that specializes in comprehensive research on theories and applications related to information technology.

    IIE strives to be a leading global academic institution by creating first-class research platforms and attracting top researchers. It also seeks to become an important national strategic power in the field of information technology.

    IIE’s mission is to promote China’s innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing information science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and public safety as well as improve our quality of life.

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The journal is indexed by

  • EI Compendex
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • DBLP
  • DOAJ
  • SCOPUS
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Gale
  • INSPEC
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  • Google Scholar
  • Dimensions
  • CNKI
  • Naver
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • TD Net Discovery Service
  • UGC-CARE List (India)

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.071 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.266 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    9 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    113 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    284,555 downloads
    41 Altmetric mentions