FSE 2024 will be in Leuven, Belgium

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Vol. 2024 No. 2
Published: 2024-06-18


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  • FSE 2025 will be held in Roma, Italy in March 17-21 2025. 
  • The papers of Volume 2024, Issue 2 are available.
  • We launched Artifact Evaluation for FSE 2025. See here for more information.
  • The deadline for Volume 2024, Issue 3 is 1 June 2024 23:59 AoE. See Paper Submission.
  • The timeline and Call for Papers for 2024/2025 are available.
  • ToSC is indexed by Scopus  and DOAJ.
  • Scopus CiteScore 2023: 5.5

General Information

The IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology (ToSC) has the ISSN 2519-173X.

From 2016, FSE has moved to an open-access journal/conference hybrid model. Submitted articles undergo a journal-style double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted papers are published in Diamond Open Access (free availability from day one) by Ruhr University Bochum in an issue of the IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology (ToSC) journal.

The papers published in Volume 2024, Issues 2, 3, and 4, and in Volume 2025, Issue 1 are invited for presentation at FSE 2025. For detailed information on the submission and notification deadlines see Paper Submission.

For any further information, please view the FAQ page and the Call for Papers.

Aim and Scope of the Journal

Original research papers on symmetric cryptology are invited for submission to ToSC. The scope of ToSC concentrates on fast and secure primitives for symmetric cryptography, including the design and analysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers, encryption schemes, hash functions, message authentication codes, (cryptographic) permutations, authenticated encryption schemes, cryptanalysis and evaluation tools, and security issues and solutions regarding their implementation. ToSC also solicits submissions for Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. These papers aim at reviewing and contextualizing the existing literature in a particular area in order to systematize the existing knowledge in that area. To be considered for publication, they must provide an added value beyond prior work, such as novel insights or reasonably questioning previous assumptions.

Publishing Ethics, Principles and Malpractice Statement

The IACR advances open access publications and thus aims to follow publishing principles promoted by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). See the Publication Ethics page for more information regarding these principles and publication ethics.