About Cryptography


Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides the state-of-the-art forum for original results in all areas of modern cryptography, including secret-key cryptography, public-key cryptography, hash functions, cryptanalysis, cryptographic protocols, and quantum safe cryptography as well as their practice, implementation, application, and related standards. Cryptography will publish high-quality reviews, regular research papers and short communications in all areas of theory and practice of modern cryptography.


Topics covered by Cryptography include the following (but are not limited to):

Cryptographic Tools

  • Secret-key cryptography
  • Lightweight cryptography
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Lattice-based cryptography
  • Hash functions
  • Authentication
  • Anonymity and untraceability
  • Digital signatures
  • Secret sharing
  • Randomness and pseudorandomness
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Quantum safe cryptography

Cryptographic Protocols

  • Secure multiparty computation
  • Key management
  • Zero-knowledge proofs
  • Blockchains
  • Digital rights management
  • Digital money
  • Voting/auction systems

Cryptographic Engineering

  • Cryptographic standards
  • Side-channel/fault attacks
  • Tamper-proof hardware
  • Secure smart systems/devices
  • Security evaluation

Foundations of Cryptology

  • Mathematics of cryptology
  • Statistical models in cryptography
  • Formal verification of cryptographic primitives
  • Theory of cryptographic computations
  • Quantum Physics cryptography

Social Impact of Cryptography

  • Ethical implications of cryptography
  • Human-oriented cryptography
  • Cryptography-supported democracy
  • e-Goverment cryptography

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