About us

Romanian Cyber Security Journal

National Institute for R&D in Informatics – ICI Bucharest

Cyberspace is a complex interactive domain composed of digital networks and other information systems that support our businesses and services. It is used to store, modify and disseminate information as a virtual milieu of information and interactions between people. The dynamic globalization of information services in relation to technological in novation has led to an increase of connectivity, complexity and vulnerabilities of the information systems. Therefore, the cyber security domain is considered one of the crucial national security issues of our times.

First of all, the Romanian Cyber Security Journal (ROCYS) is a knowledge resource for practitioners, scientists, and researchers working in various fields of cyber security, hacking, digital forensics, cyber warfare, viruses and worms domain or critical infrastructure protection area. The peer-reviewed articles are written by cyber security professionals drawing on practical experience in national critical infrastructure, government, corporate, finance, military and non-profit organizations.

ROCYS welcomes original contributions describing unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual or experimental research. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the editorial board and/or selected reviewers; the accepted papers will be published in the following issue of our journal. The authors are expected to include an introductory summary of the article describing its significance, allowing non-experts to skip details as necessary.

ROCYS is published twice annually, typically called Spring Edition and Fall Edition.

ROCYS does not publish advertorial or advertising but exclusively articles on key topics in the inherently interdisciplinary cyber security domain. ROCYS is an excellent opportunity for beginners but also a mark of excellence for experts in the cyber security field.

As one of the most important aims of this journal is to increase the impact of knowledge as well as to maximize the visibility of the scientific results, ROCYS does not charge authors any publication fee for online publishing of their materials in the journal. Neither does ROCYS charge readers for accessing the published materials.

ROCYS is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user. Therefore, the users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the definition of open access of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) which is a public statement of principles related to open access to the research literature, which was released to the public on February 14, 2002.

A special observation should be mentioned that ROCYS Journal does not charge for article processing (APCs) and article submission fees.

As a consequence, ROCYS reserves the right to select only the best submitted papers to be published. All submitted papers would be reviewed by at least two reviewers and one member of the editorial board. Please refer to Authors Guidelines for details of reviewing process. Also, to submit your papers please refer to Submit a Manuscript.

Also, according to the legislation in force in Romania, the Legal Deposit is sent to the National Library of Romania and to the Metropolitan Library of Bucharest every time the journal is published.

– All submitted papers must follow our Code of Ethics.
– Plagiarism is a serious academic offense and will not be tolerated. Any case of plagiarism would lead to life-time interdiction of all gulty authors for publishing in our journals or conferences.