Cybersecurity Pedagogy and Practice Journal

Submission and Acceptance Policies

The Cybersecurity Pedagogy and Practice Journal (CPPJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals (ISCAP). Publishing frequency is two times per year. The first date of publication was 2022.

CPPJ is published online (https://cppj.info) in connection with the ISCAP Annual Conference . The ISCAP Proceedings features papers, panels, workshops, and presentations from the conference. The top papers from the ISCAP Conference cybersecurity topic areas (see list to the right) are published in CPPJ. Additional submission guidelines may be found on the papers submission website.

The journal acceptance review process involves a minimum of three double-blind peer reviews, where both (i) the reviewer is not aware of the identities of the authors and (ii) the authors are not aware of the identities of the reviewers. The initial reviews happen before the ISCAP Conference. Initial revisions are made before the Conference, and award-winning papers are guaranteed a publication opportunity. All other papers meeting the journal consideration deadline are invited to resubmit. All papers are subjected to a second round of blind peer review to improve the papers’ quality, and those not guaranteed a publication are subject to a R&R cycle resulting in acceptance or rejection. Those papers that are ultimately deemed of sufficient quality are accepted for publication in the CPPJ journal.

Currently the acceptance rate for the journal is below 38%.

Periodically the journal will solicit manuscripts for special issues on specific cybersecurity topics. The website will list the requested topics, the submission process and due dates.

Questions should be addressed to the editor at editorcppj@iscap.us


CPPJ focuses on cybersecurity issues, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • CAE (Center of Academic Excellent in Cybersecurity) topics including Applying, Renewing and Best Practices
  • Applied Research and Implementation of Cybersecurity policies/practices
  • Pedagogy
  • Societal and Ethical Issues as related to Cybersecurity
  • Teaching Case Studies and Teaching Tips
  • PhD Papers and Works in Progress