About the Journal

Serial title

Journal of Integrated Security Science

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Itegrated Security Science (JISS) is aimed at publishing innovative scholarly manuscripts that make a significant contribution – theoretically or empirically – to all areas of physical security. Of particular interest are articles that combine science, technology, and regulations to invent sophisticated yet practical solutions for securing assets in the various domains including: chemical and process industry, oil and gas industry, transportation systems including HAZMAT transportation, power plants (nuclear, LNG, etc.), pipelines, drinking water and water treatment systems, dams, commercial facilities, and government facilities. 

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:

  • Security risk assessment and management in hazardous industries and critical infrastructures
  • Innovative approaches for threat likelihood assessment
  • Attractiveness analysis
  • Vulnerability assessment under intentional events
  • Consequence analysis with an emphasis on cascading effects in interdependent infrastructures
  • Security-informed decision making and design
  • Optimization of security risk management strategies

Investigation of public terrorist attacks (e.g., terrorist attacks to restaurants) can be considered in the journal if it helps identify the trends, intents, capabilities, capacities, and presence of terrorist groups, which in turn can be used as leading security indicators/precursors for attacks to indutries/infrastructures.

To limit the scope of the journal, the following areas are excluded: cyber security if not being integrated into physical security, law security (criminology and terrorism), and international security (war).

The journal will contain contributed material in the form of original research papers, review articles, industrial case studies, security recommendations, and short communications.

Open Access Policy

JISS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. The license means that anyone is free to share (to copy, distribute, and transmit the work), to remix (to adapt the work) under the following conditions:

  • The original authors must be given credit
  • For any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if the copyright holders give permission
  • Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights


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JISS grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Review Process

Any submitted research article will briefly be reviewd by the journal Editor-in-Chief (EIC) to ensure the complience with the journal criteria in terms of domain relevance, basic science, and format standards. The manuscripts accepted for peer-review will then be assigned to an Associate Editor (AE), a member of the editorial board with the closest research area as to the topic. The AE will send the paper to two referees who are the experts in the domain. the referees are supposed to provide the AE with their comments in no more than 6 weeks. In special cases, the AE can ask for the opinion of an additional referee. Based on the referees' feedback, the AE can advise the EIC about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.

Referee will always be selected from a different university than the one with which the submission is affilliated. Although the authors can suggest their desired reviewers, it is up to the AE whether to send the manuscript to the suggested reviewers. The review process will be double-blinded: the referee will not know the identity of the author and the author will not know the identity of the referee.


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