Open Access Cryptography Journals

A list of Open Access Cryptography journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Cryptography is practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties

All articles published in Open Access journals have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Hopefully this list of Cryptography Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Cryptography manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Cryptography journals that may be relevant to your field of study. In any case, we've also included other journals that may also offer more affordable publishing fees.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Cryptography journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Cryptography journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Cryptography venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Cryptography journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Cryptography OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Cryptography Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
IACR transaction on symmetric cryptology2519-173XUniversitatsbibliothek der Ruhr-Universitat Bochum27075780.4Website
IACR transactions on cryptographic hardware and embedded systems2569-2925268104863.1Website
Cryptography2410-387XMDPI AG20883556.7Website
Matematika (Bandung)1412-5056Universitas Islam Bandung (Unisba)2050Website
Iet Information Security1751-8709Institution of Electrical Engineers745650341.5Website
Journal of Mathematical Cryptology1862-2976Walter de Gruyter GmbH329264940.7Website
International journal of RFID security and cryptography2046-3715Infonomics Society259232
IPSJ digital courier1349-7456Information Processing Society of Japan4525
Foundations and trends in privacy and security2474-1558Now Publishers922322.2
International Journal of Information and Network Security2089-329912643720.6
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access (OA) is a set of principles and practices through which research is freely distributed online
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
It refers to the level of association between a journal being listed and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Physics Through Computation has a relevance of “100” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has relevance to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
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What is an APC?
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What are the different Open Access types?
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