Our journal covers a wide range of topics related to electronic crime investigation, including but not limited to cybercrime, digital forensics, network security, data breaches, cyber warfare, and legal and ethical issues in electronic crime investigation. We welcome original research articles, case studies, reviews, and perspectives that contribute to a deeper understanding of electronic crime and its investigation. The IJECI aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by offering a platform for researchers to showcase innovative approaches and methodologies in electronic crime investigation. Our goal is to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to effectively address the challenges posed by electronic crimes in today's digital age. IJECI is an open access; peer reviewed quarterly Journal published by LGU. The Journal publishes original research articles and high quality review papers covering all aspects of Crime investigation.

Frequency of journal

International Journal for Crime Investigation is a quarterly journal published every March, June, September and December, both electronically (eISSN: 2616-6003) and in print form (ISSN: 2522-3429). 

Scope of the Journal

The International Journal for Crime Investigation IJECI is an innovative forum for researchers, scientists and engineers in all the domains of computer science, white Collar Crimes, Digital Forensics, Nano Forensics, Toxicology and related technology, Criminology, Criminal Justice and Criminal Behaviour Analysis. Moreover, the scope of the journal includes algorithm and high performance, Criminal Data Communication and Networks, pattern recognition, image processing, artificial intelligence, VHDL along with emerging domains like quantum computing, IoT, Hacking. The journal aims to provide an academic medium for emerging research trends in the general domain of computer science and technology.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.


  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, or RTF and PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Submission of Articles

IJECI invite articles with high quality research for publication in all areas of engineering, science
and technology. All the manuscripts submitted for publication are first peer reviewed to make
sure they are original, relevant and readable. Manuscripts should be submitted via email only.
To submit manuscripts by email with attach file is strongly encouraged, provided that the text,
tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word/Pdf file.

All queries regarding publications should be addressed to editor at email IJECI@lgu.edu.pk. The document must be in word format, other format like pdf or any other shall not be accepted.
The format of paper should be as follows:
• Title of the study (center aligned, font size 14)
• Full name of author(s) (center aligned, font size 10)
• Name of Department
• Name of Institution
• Corresponding author email address.
• Abstract
• Keywords
• Introduction
• Literature Review
• Theoretical Model/Framework and Methodology
• Data analysis/Implementation/Simulation
• Results/ Discussion and Conclusion
• References.

Heading and sub-heading should be differentiated by numbering sequences like, 1.
HEADING (Bold, Capitals) 1.1 Subheading (Italic, bold) etc. The article must be typed in
Times New Roman with 12 font size 1.5 space, and should have margin 1 inches on the
left and right. Length of paper should not be longer than 15 pages, including figures,
tables, exhibits and bibliography. Table must have standard caption at the top while
figures below with. Figure and table should be in continues numbering. Citation must be
in according to the IEEE style.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Publication fee

There is no publication fee for submission, reviewing and publication charges. 


Review Policy

The journal follows the double-blind peer-reviewing policy.

Copyright Policy

Authors are expected to adhere to copyright regulations and obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted materials as necessary. While authors retain the copyright to their work, they grant reviewed International Journal for Crime Investigation  the right to publish the article under a specified license. This arrangement enables authors to retain control over their intellectual property. Proper attribution and citation of sources, including the authors' work, are essential to honor creators' rights and uphold the integrity of scholarly communication

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed International Journal for Crime Investigation is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society. 

The Department of Criminology and Forensic Sciences takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Plagiarism Policy:

We uphold the paramount importance of originality to maintain the integrity of research published in LGU Journals. All submitted articles must represent the author’s original work and should not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere for publication.

LGU Journals strictly adhere to plagiarism guidelines provided by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, as outlined in their policy document: Plagiarism Policy. We employ plagiarism detection tools and rigorous editorial review processes to identify and rectify issues related to originality, including plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Authors are responsible for thoroughly reviewing and revising their work to ensure its originality before submission to LGU Journals.

In instances where AI-generated content is utilized, authors are required to disclose the involvement of AI tools and provide specifics about the tools employed. Transparency regarding the extent of AI participation ensures accurate representation of the contributions of human researchers. LGU Journals acknowledge the educational value of AI tools in research. https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/policies/Documents/Plagiarism-Policy.pdf

Each manuscript should be accompanied by a statement that it has neither been published nor been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. Authors are also responsible to ensure that the article contains no plagiarism that will be checked by TURNITIN.  The plagiarism of less than 19% will be acceptable. All accepted articles will become the property of the publisher. 

Publication Decisions

The editor of International Journal for Crime Investigation is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. The author agreement form is signed.

Fair Play Policy

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

International Journal for Crime Investigation is an open access journal and addresses all kinds of complaints against its editorial committee/ board or publisher. We respond immediately through emails and all kinds of complaints are taken up with the authority overseeing research journals at LGU.


The editor and his editorial team must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.