Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of cryptography published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: Covered by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) as well as Scopus (Elsevier).
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 23.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Ranking: Our ambition is to achieve an impact factor in the range of 2.7–3.7, and to rank among the top 25% of journals in the fields of Cryptography by the year 2022.
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Special Issue in Cryptography
Feature Papers in Hardware Security Guest Editor: Jim Plusquellic
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Cryptography
Cryptographic Systems Based on Coding Theory Guest Editor: Kirill Morozov
Deadline: 2 August 2021
Special Issue in Cryptography
Implementation and Verification of Secure Hardware against Physical Attacks Guest Editors: Itamar Levi, Johann Knechtel, Selçuk Köse, Giuseppe Scotti
Deadline: 15 September 2021
Special Issue in Cryptography
Public-Key Cryptography in the Post-Quantum Era Guest Editors: Edoardo Persichetti, Paolo Santini, Marco Baldi, Qiang Wang
Deadline: 31 December 2021
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