Submission guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Submission

This journal aims to achieve a quick turnaround, enabling the timely reporting of significant results. Following these instructions closely will avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process.

All articles should be submitted using the online submission system:

All papers should be submitted in English. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit a single PDF, typeset using LaTeX or a similar system. Source files will be required at the point of acceptance.

Title Page

This should include:

• A concise and informative title

• Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)

• Email address of the corresponding author

• If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

• 5–10 key words


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and mathematical symbols should be kept to a minimum.

Color can be published in the electronic edition of the journal, at no charge to the author, if appropriate electronic files are provided. Color will only be included in the print edition when the author covers the additional expense of color printing. For an exact quote on color printing charges please contact the Production Editor.


References should be cited in the text by Arabic numerals in brackets. All references should be gathered together and placed after the end of the text in alphabetical order by the authors' last names; this alphabetical list should be numbered consecutively starting with [1]. For journals, the following information should appear: names (including initials) of all authors, year of publication, full title of paper, journal name, volume, and pages. The citations for papers should include complete titles and publication data. For books, title, publisher, and year should be given, as well as page or section numbers if a specific result is being quoted.

Sample reference style

[1] D. E. R. Denning, Cryptography and Data Security, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1982.

[2] W. Diffie and M. E. Hellman, New directions in cryptography, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol.

IT-22, no 6 (1976), pp. 644-654.

[3] S. Goldwasser, S. Micali, and C. Rackoff, The knowledge complexity of interactive proof systems, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Symposium on Theory of Computing, ACM, 1985, pp. 291-304.

Footnotes other than those referring to the title or author affiliation should be avoided. If they are essential, they should be numbered consecutively.

Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations

Please supply all figures electronically.

Vector (line) Graphics

Vector graphics exported from a drawing program should be stored in EPS format.

Suitable drawing program: Adobe Illustrator. For simple line art the following drawing programs are also acceptable: Corel Draw, Freehand, Canvas.

No rules narrower than .25 pt.

No gray screens paler than 15% or darker than 60%.

Screens meant to be differentiated from one another must differ by at least 15%.

Spreadsheet/Presentation Graphics

Most presentation programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Freelance) produce data that cannot be stored in an EPS format. Therefore graphics produced by these programs cannot be used for print.

Halftone Illustrations

Black & white and color illustrations should be saved in TIFF format.

Illustrations should be created using Adobe Photoshop whenever possible.


Scanned reproductions of black and white photographs should be provided as 300 ppi TIFF files.

Scanned color illustrations should be provided as TIFF files scanned at a minimum of 300 ppi with a 24-bit color depth.

Line art should be provided as TIFF files at 600 ppi.

*We do prefer having the original art as our printers have drum scanners which allow for better reproduction of critical medical halftones.

Graphics from Videos

Separate files should be prepared for frames from a video that are to be printed in the journal. When preparing these files you should follow the same rules as listed under Halftone Illustrations.

Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations for ONLINE


Quicktime (.mov) is the preferred format, but .rm, .avi, .mpg, etc. are acceptable.

No video file should be larger than 2 MB. To decrease the size of your file, consider changing one or more of the following variables: frame speed, number of colors/grays, viewing size (in pixels), or compression. Video is subject to Editorial review and approval.

Open access publishing

To find out more about publishing your work Open Access in Journal of Cryptology, including information on fees, funding and licenses, visit our Open access publishing page.

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