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Special Issue on Trends in Cybersecurity, JISA, Elsevier - Extended Submission Due Date



The goal of this special issue is to spur research and fuel the dissemination of the latest technologies, solutions, case studies, and prototypes regarding all aspects of cybersecurity, either human or technology centered. Only high-quality articles describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference or journal will be considered. Authors of excellent conference papers may also submit extended and significantly revised versions of their manuscripts to be considered for publication. Such revised versions should explicitly cite the conference paper and clearly pinpoint the additional contributions and changes vis-a-vis to the conference paper. Overall, such a submission should contain at least 50% new material, including extensions to the original proposal and additional results.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Unconventional cybersecurity, including moving target defense, cyber deception, and side-channel analysis.
  • Anti-democracy attacks and cyber influencing, including fake news, cyber-meddling, astroturfing, and infodemic campaigns.
  • Advanced persistent threats
  • Social engineering and human hacking
  • Unconventional penetration testing tactics and techniques
  • Game theory in aid of cybersecurity
  • Malware, including ransomware
  • Adversarial machine learning, including deepfake
  • Advances in critical infrastructure security
  • Usable security and human-centric cybersecurity solutions
  • Internet measurements in aid of security
  • Botnets, including social bots
  • Cyber analytics and cyber threat intelligence
  • Cyber-physical system security
  • Cybersecurity metrics and assessment
  • Cryptography for cybersecurity
  • Cyber risk management
  • Interdisciplinary research topics on cybersecurity

Manuscript Submission Information

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the guide for authors described at the journal site ( All papers deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Authors should select "CyberSecTrends" when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. Once a manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: Dec. 11, 2020
  • First Round of Reviews: Jan. 11, 2021
  • Revised Manuscript: Feb. 15, 2021
  • Second Round of Reviews: March 17, 2021
  • Camera-Ready: April 12, 2021

Special Issue on "Trends in Cybersecurity", Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier.


Guest Editors
Dr. Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Dr. Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dr. Dimitrios Damopoulos, University of South Alabama, USA
Dr. Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Wenjuan Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR