Publication Ethics

We provide ethical standards to ensure high-quality articles and trust in scientific research. The authors must respect ethical standards and Copyright Laws.


All articles published in the International Conference on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime (IC3) proceedings are original papers that have neither been published nor are under review elsewhere. The conference uses the Plagiat software to detect instances of similar text in submitted papers. Papers that are found to have been plagiarized will incur sanctions.

Duplicate Submission

Papers that are found to have been published or to be under review elsewhere will incur sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, they must cite the previous work and indicate their new contributions to the previous work.

Citation Manipulation

Submitted papers that are found to include citations to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work or to a particular journal will incur sanctions. Because the bibliography must show the authors adequate documentation, we ask for at least 7-10 quality references for each scientific article. Fake or inappropriate citations will also incur sanctions.

Data Fabrication

Submitted papers found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur sanctions.

Improper Author Contribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the paper.


If there are violations of any of the above-mentioned policies, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • - Immediate rejection of the manuscript;

  • - Prohibition against all authors for any new submissions, individually or in combination with other authors, for a minimum of 24 months.