Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Mobile and Forensics (MF) Journal scope covers the following areas (but not limited to):
  • Applications and case studies of database systems, knowledge base systems, and expert systems
  • Applications and case studies of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Image Processing & Computer Vision
  • Conceptual data models
  • Data-knowledge manipulation languages and techniques
  • Cybersecurity,
  • Computer forensics, privacy, trust, hacking techniques
  • Cyber warfare, cryptography, cybercrime, cyber-terrorism, cryptography, formal methods application in security and forensics, data piracy,
  • Database security and forensics,
  • Wired and wireless network security and investigation,
  • Mobile network security and forensics, incident handling,
  • Malware forensics
  • Steganography.
  • Electronic security, information security systems, systems, and network security
  • Vulnerability research, ethical hacking, zero-day attack, attack pattern recognition
  • Computational immunology, authentication authorizations
  • Security in mobile platforms, mobile agents/artificial intelligence
  • Security: security policies/procedures, strategic approaches, requirements engineering
  • Identity: theft, management systems, access management systems
  • Open source intelligence, criminal data mining/network analysis/intelligence
  • Phishing/pharming/spearphishing, cyberwar, cybercrime detection/analysis
  • Digital cities, GSM-solicited crime
  • Computer/mobile device/network/software forensics, anti-forensics
  • Digital forensics tools/techniques/standardisation, testing/approvals for forensic tools
  • Crime scene/search and seizure processes, criminal investigation of mobile devices
  • Investigative techniques, judicial processes, legal/ethical issues, cybercrime legislations
  • Digital and physical surveillance, digital image manipulation
  • Cryptographic algorithms/protocols, steganography, hidden data

 

Section Policies

Forensics

Editors
  • Agustinus Noertjahyana
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Mobile

Editors
  • Dimas Saputra
  • Dinan Yulianto
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Editors
  • Sutan Pangeran
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each article will be reviewed by at least two reviewers according to the scope of the journal. The review process is carried out by the Double-Blind Review Process.

The time allowed for the review process is two weeks starting from the article sent to the reviewer. The editorial team will determine whether the article was accepted or not based on the results of the review from reviewers.

Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses.

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.

Review Outcomes

Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 4 to 12 weeks. Decisions categories include:

  • Reject - Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a revised version of the manuscript to MF.
  • Resubmit for Review– The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. However, It will require a second round of review.
  • Accept with Revisions - Manuscripts receiving an accept-pending-revisions decision will be published in MF under the condition that minor/major modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior to publication.
  • Accept - Accepted manuscripts will be published in the current form with no further modifications required.

Correspondence

All correspondence concerning manuscripts should be directed to the Editor of MF and cc to mf.mti@uad.ac.id. The Editor will direct all correspondence to the lead author; the lead author is responsible for sharing communications with other authors. Beyond communication concerning the review, manuscripts accepted for publication may require additional correspondence to complete copyediting and layout editing.

For authors who want to submit a publication text, please pay attention to the following rules:

  1. That article is not plagiarism from other people's work.
  2. The article submitted has never been published and has not been considered for publication in another journal.
  3. Articles must be submitted in accordance with the JOURNAL MOBILE AND FORENSICS template.

 

Publication Frequency

The Mobile and Forensics Journal (MF) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal published twice a year (March and September) by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal is an open-access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in the International Journal of Advances in Intelligent Informatics. 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.

This journal adheres to the best practice and high publishing standards and comply with the following conditions:

  1. 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;
  2. Allows the author to hold the copyright and to retain publishing rights without restrictions;
  3. Deposits content with a long term digital preservation or archiving program;
  4. Uses DOIs as permanent identifiers;
  5. Embeds machine-readable CC licensing information in articles;
  6. Allows generous reuse and mixing of content, in accordance with CC BY-NC license;
  7. Can Provide Provide article-level metadata for any indexers and aggregators
  8. Has a deposit policy registered wíth a deposit policy registry, e.g. Sherpa/Romeo.
 

Creative Commons License

This MF Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

 

Archiving

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...

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher, namely Universitas Ahmad Dahlan.

Section A: Publication and authorship
  1. All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two Nasional Reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review processes are blind peer review.
  3. The factors taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer-review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of research’s funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the publication’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

 

Withdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.

 

Plagiarism

Before sending the manuscript to the reviewer, the manuscript will be checked for similarity and plagiarism first. The plagiarism limit is 20 percent. If the value of plagiarism exceeds the value of 20 percent (no more than 30 percent) then the author will be informed to make a revision to reduce the level of similarity. If it exceeds the value of 30 percent then nothing is accepted.

 

Retraction and Correction policies

Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. UAD places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practice in the academic publishing community. An Erratum is a statement by the authors of the original paper that briefly describes any correction(s) resulting from errors or omissions. Any effects on the conclusions of the paper should be noted. The corrected article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of erratum is given. The Erratum is made freely available to all readers and is linked to the corrected article. A Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, this can be as a result of misconduct or honest error; if the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission or justification; if the work is plagiarized; or if the work reports unethical research. To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of retraction is given, is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. Retractions can be published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the Editors or Publisher may conclude that retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that is also noted. In rare and extreme cases involving legal infringement, the Publisher may redact or remove an article. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the integrity of the scientific record. A Publisher’s Note notifies readers that an article has been corrected subsequent to publication. It is issued by the Publisher and is used in cases where typographical or production errors (which are the fault of the Publisher) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list or byline) or will significantly impact the readers' ability to comprehend the article. The original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. Publisher’s Notes are freely available to all readers. Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader's ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission will be corrected at the discretion of the Publisher. In such a case, the original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. The date the correction is made is noted on the corrected article. Authors should also be aware that an original article can only be removed and replaced with a corrected version less than one year after the original publication date. Corrections to an article which has a publication date that is older than one year will only be documented by a Publisher’s Note. The following guideline may also be helpful: COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles