Communications in Cryptology IACR CiC

Call for papers

Paper submission

Communications in Cryptology is a journal for original research papers which welcomes submissions on any topic in cryptology. This covers all research topics in cryptography and cryptanalysis, including but not limited to

In addition, the journal also accepts survey and historical articles on the above topics.

Important Dates for CiC Volume 2024/1

Jan 8, 2024

Submission deadline, at 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

Monday - Friday
Feb 12-16, 2024

Rebuttal phase

Mar 5, 2024


Apr 5, 2024

Final version due

Submissions must be written in English and be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. They must begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.

Submissions must be typeset using the iacrcc LaTeX class, available here using \documentclass[version=submission]{iacrcc}. The class webpage provides documentation and a template how to use this class. The initial submission must be submitted electronically in PDF format, but the LaTeX source must be submitted for the final version.

The page limit for regular papers is 20 pages excluding bibliography. Authors are encouraged to include supplementary material that can assist reviewers in verifying the validity of the results at the end of the paper. Supplementary material that does not require extra reviewing effort (such as test values, source code, or charts) will be published with the paper, but is not included in the page count. However, material that requires careful reviewing (such as proofs of the main theorems) will be included in the page count, even if it is put in the supplementary material or an appendix.

If authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the claims of their paper or to provide proofs, they can submit a longer paper (with no page limit); this should be indicated in the submission process by choosing the option “long paper”. For long papers of up to 40 pages, the decision may be deferred to the next round at the discretion of the Editors-in-Chief to allow for sufficient time to carefully review the work. For papers longer than 40 pages, the first round of review may be dedicated only to evaluating whether the length of the papers is justified by the scientific contribution. Moreover, the decision may be deferred by one or more rounds at the discretion of the Editors-in-Chief.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate published work or work that has been submitted in parallel to any other journal or conference/workshop with published proceedings, and cannot be submitted to any other venue before the notification date. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. The IACR reserves the right to share information about submissions with other program committees to detect parallel submissions and the CiC Policy on Irregular Submissions will be strictly enforced. Making a preprint available online, for example via the IACR ePrint archive, is not considered a prior publication in this context.

Submitting authors must follow the CiC publication ethics and duties for authors as explained here.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors and Editorial Board members must follow the CiC Conflicts of Interest policy available here.

It is the responsibility of all authors to ensure correct reporting of CoI information. Submissions with incorrect or incomplete CoI information may be rejected without consideration of their merits.