Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS) is a scholarly peer reviewed international scientific journal published three times in a year, focusing on theories, methods, and applications in networks and information security. It provides a challenging forum for researchers, industrial professionals, engineers, managers, and policy makers working in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on networks and information security. The topics covered by this journal include, but not limited to, the following topics:

• Broadband access networks
• Wireless Internet
• Software defined & ultra-wide band radio
• Bluetooth technology
• Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
• Wireless Mesh Networks
• IEEE 802.11/802.20/802.22
• Emerging wireless network security issues
• Fault tolerance, dependability, reliability, and localization of fault
• Network coding
• Wireless telemedicine and e-health
• Emerging issues in 3G and 4G networks
• Network architecture
• Multimedia networks
• Cognitive Radio Systems
• Cooperative wireless communications
• Management, monitoring, and diagnosis of networks
• Biologically inspired communication
• Cross-layer optimization and cross-functionality designs
• Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
• Networks and wireless networks security issues


Section Policies


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to a well established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and are considered on the basis of their significance, novelty and usefulness to the Journals readership. The review output will be either accept or reject. A paper once rejected will not be considered again for review. The review process may take approximately two months to be completed. For accepted paper, should authors be requested by the editor to revise the text and minor changes, the revised version should be submitted within 1 month.

When paper is submitted, it is assigned to one of the Area Editor. If the submitted paper has scholarly contribution, the Area Editor assign the paper to two or three reviewers.

For acceptance of paper, at least two postive reviews are required.



Publication Frequency

Three times in an year, i.e. April, August and December.


Open Access Policy

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.


Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

S. Khan, 
Institute of Information Technology,
Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Pakistan

Managing Editor

Z. Iqbal
Institute of Information Technology,
Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Pakistan

Area Editors

Mohammad Haseeb Zafar (Electrical Engineering Department- University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar Pakistan)

Alessio Botta (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, University of Napoli, Italy)

Yaser Jararweh (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan)

Zahoor Khan (Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Jonathan Rigelsford (Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK)

Rastislav Roka (Slovak University of Technology (STU), Bratislava, Slovakia)

Jaime Lloret (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Zubair Md. Fadlullah (Tohoku University, Japan)

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh

Wali Khan Mashwani (Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST)

Pasquale PACE (Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES), University of Calabria, Italy)

Weirong Jiang (Xilinx Labs, 2050 Logic Drive, San Jose, USA)

Wojciech Mazurczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Telecommunications, Poland)

Josemaria Malgosa Sanahuja (Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain)

Mubashir Husain Rehmani (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan)

Song Guo (University of Aizu, Japan)

Houbing Song (West Virginia University Institute of Technology, USA)

Alicia Triviño-Cabrera (University of Málaga, Spain)

Weisi Guo (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)

Matthias Vodel (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

Jawad Ashraf (I.I.T, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan)

Mohamed Mostafa A. Azim Zayed (Taibah University, KSA)

Carlene Campbell (Swansea Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)

Rashid Ahmad (Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST)

Zeeshan Zeb Khattak (IMS, Kohat University of Science and Technology)

Editorial Board Members

• Xiaolong Jin (School of Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK)
• Velmurugan Ayyadurai (Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, Guildford,UK)
• James Liu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China)
• Reuben A. Farrugia (University of Malta, Malta (Europe))
• Ir. Gerard J.M. Smit (Universtity of Twente, department EEMCS, Netherlands)
• Yin-Fu Huang (Graduate School of Computer Science and Information Engineering National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
• Seung-Joon Seok ( Kyungnam University, South Korea)
• mingyue zhai (North China Electric Power University, China)
• Lansheng Han (Huazhong university of science and technology, China)
• Jian Wang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
• Seung-Joon Seok (Dept. of computer engineering of Kyungnam University, South Korea)
• Murad Abusubaih (Telecommunications Network Group (TKN) Technical University Berlin, Germany)
• Jianxin Li (Beihang University, China)
• David Luigi Fuschi (IMSS, University of Reading, UK)
• Shaowen Song (Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
• Alex Aravind (University of Northern British, Columbia)
• Prabu Dorairaj (Wipro Technologies, NJ, USA)
• Khoa N Le (Griffith University, Australia)
• Yong Li (School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China)
• Daniel Linstedt (Genesee Academy, LLC, Colorado, USA)
• Hui Li (Zhenjiang University, China)
• Christopher Skinner (University of Sydney, Australia)
• Mustafa M. Matalgah (University of Mississippi, USA)
• Michael W. Condry (IEEE Technology Management Council Board of Governors, San Jose, CA)
• Anastasios A. Economides (University of Macedonia, Greece)
• Bernard Cousin (University of Rennes 1, France)
• Winston Li (ARCON Corporation, US)
• K. Subramanian (Advanced Center for Informatics & Innovative Learning(IGNOU), India)
• Yan Bai (University of Washington Tacoma, USA)
• Joel Rodrigues (Institute of Telecommunication, University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
• Roberto Rinaldo (University of Udine, Italy)
• Juan Suardíaz Muro (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain)
• Mark Dixon (University of Western Australia, Australia)
• Francesca Lonetti (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione (ISTI) of National Research Council (CNR) of Pisa (Italy)
• Carlos Juiz (University of the Balearic Islands Spain)
• Riccardo Bernardini (University of Udine, Italy)
• Farshad Kheiri (University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA)
• Seong-Moo Yoo (University of Alabama, USA)
• Chuan Lin (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)
• Ibibia. K. Dabipi (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA)
• Carlos Becker Westphall (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
• Henrique Joao Lopes Domingos (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
• Juan Jose Martinez Castillo (Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho" University and Acantelys Research Gropu, Venezuela)
• Zuqing Zhu (Cisco Systems San Jose, USA)
• Saied M. Abd El-atty Soliman (Salman Bin Abdulaziz University, KSA)
• Ranbir Singh Batth (Lovely Professional University, India)



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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

The editors of IJCNIS are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content. The editors should not be partial by matters such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published. The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal IJCNIS is an essential building block in the development of a logical and valued network of knowledge. It is a direct indication of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and exemplify the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Duties of authors

1. Reporting standardsAuthors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented correctly in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.Counterfeit or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

2. Data access and retention Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if feasible, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

3. Originality and plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from publishing of another‘s paper as the author‘s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another‘s paper (without acknowledgment), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

4. Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication.An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is intolerable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

5. Acknowledgement of sources.Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been significant in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

6. Authorship of the paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

7. Hazards and human or animal subjects.If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

8. Disclosure and conflicts of interest.All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

9. Fundamental errors in published works.When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author‘s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper. 
Duties of the Editorial Board. These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE Best Practice Guidelines

For Journal Editors.

1. Publication decisions.The editor of a peer-reviewed journal IJCNIS is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The corroboration of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

2. Fair play.An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

3. Confidentiality.The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest.Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

5. Involvement and cooperation in investigations.An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.