Cryptography is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of cryptography published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), dblp, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Applied Mathematics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 24.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 1.6 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Cryptography, JCP, JSAN, Sci, Symmetry
Trends and Prospects in Security, Encryption and Encoding Topic Editors: Ki-Hyun Jung, Luis Javier García Villalba
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Special Issue in Cryptography
Feature Papers in Hardware Security II Guest Editor: Jim Plusquellic
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Special Issue in Cryptography
Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for the Digital Age Guest Editors: Hanlin Zhang, Zengpeng Li, Dou An
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Cryptography
Applied Cryptography and Machine Learning for Security and Privacy Protection of Critical Infrastructures Guest Editors: Mostafa Fouda, Ahmad Alsharif, Mohamed Ibrahem
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Cryptography
Advances in Authentication, Authorization and Privacy for Securing Smart Communications Guest Editors: Cheng-Chi Lee, Tuan-Vinh Le, Chun-Ta Li, Dinh-Thuan Do, Agbotiname Lucky Imoize
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Topical Collection in Cryptography
Survey of Cryptographic Topics Collection Editor: Josef Pieprzyk
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