Computer Fraud & Security has grown with the fast-moving information technology industry and has earned a reputation for editorial excellence with IT security practitioners around the world.
Every month Computer Fraud & Security enables you to see the threats to your IT systems before they become a problem. It focuses on providing practical, usable information to effectively manage and control computer and information security within commercial organizations.
• Current News - A round up of all the latest IT fraud and security news worldwide giving you advance warning of all the latest threats and countermeasures.
• Security Reports - Leading experts discuss recent headline security events will help you better understand the problems and learn from the mistakes of others.
• In-depth Feature Articles - Providing advice and solutions to key IT security management issues to help you develop, implement and strengthen your corporate IT security policy.
• Regular columns - Tales from the Crypt examines the changing face of international cryptography policy. Web Review takes a look at excellent new Web sites to guide the security professional to useful pages. Shockwave Writer offers a stimulating view on a number of hot topics in IT security.
• Technical aspects - IT security explained in clear English to help you convey the value of IT security to board level.
• Audit and financial control methodologies
• Data encryption
• Risk management
• Network security
• Contingency planning and disaster recovery
• Access control
• Security software and software protection
• Authentication and validation
• Virus reports
• The internet
• E-commerce security
Network Security and Computer Fraud & Security are monthly, subscription-only professional journals published by Elsevier and edited by Steve Mansfield-Devine.
We welcome contributions from people who have valuable knowledge to share - including researchers, academics, security practitioners, vendors, integrators, institutes, government departments, trade or technical bodies, consultants, analysts, penetration testers, ethical hackers etc.
We are always interested in articles that deal with trends, issues and technologies – the more detailed or technical the better.The articles need to deal with very specific subjects – we don't run pure opinion pieces. (And no marketing copy – the copy must be vendor-neutral with no mention of company or products.)
As these journals are read by a wide range of infosec professionals and researchers, contributing presents an opportunity to raise your profile in this sector. All articles are also entered in Elsevier's ScienceDirect online database, used by professionals, researchers and academics as a key research resource and citation source.Contributors with professional qualifications from bodies such as ISACA and (ISC)2 may also be able to claim CPE credits for their articles.
The articles must not have been published elsewhere (including the web) and we need first use rights.Academics, students and doctoral candidates please note: Network Security and Computer Fraud & Security are NOT peer-reviewed journals.
Precisely when the article will run depends on space and the mix of articles for each issue (eg, not having two cloud security pieces in the same issue).We generally ask for a minimum of 2,000 words, but as long as the subject supports it, we can go up to around 4,500 words. We can use shorter pieces, too – the absolute bare minimum is 1,200 words.
It's also really helpful if you can supply illustrations – we prefer diagrams, charts and graphs to photographs.HOW TO SUBMIT
- Before submitting articles or ideas, please read our guide to Submitting articles to NS & CFS.
- You should also read our Writer's Guide. Please note: we reserve the right to edit submitted articles in order to ensure they comply with our house style and our Style Guide.
Articles should be in Word format using our template – available in the Contributor's Pack below – with illustrations supplied separately (not embedded in the document) as high-resolution files.Articles should be accompanied by a short biography (around 75 words) and a colour photograph for each author (minimum resolution 800 pixels per side).
We need exclusivity and full rights for all articles. All contributions require a signed Copyright Agreement.
- NS/CFS Contributor’s Pack (zip file)
- Read the Writer's Guide before starting your article.
- Use the Article Template to write and submit your article
- Complete, sign and scan the Copyright Agreement, which you need to return with your article.