Aims and Scope
Journal of Strategic Threat Intelligence (ISSN 2476-1990) publishes one issue per year and is already widely indexed and abstracted. It was initially established as part of a joint academic project with the Sorbonne Business School on Cybersecurity awareness.
Journal of Strategic Threat Intelligence publishes research reports informed by a wide array of theoretical perspectives (from Sociology to Computer Science, through Criminal Law), innovative in form and content, and focused on both traditional and emerging topics in the fields of Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity. It welcomes articles concerned with managerial and strategic issues.
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Board of editors
All papers are refereed in a double-blind process by internationally recognized expert referees and by Editors who serve on the distinguished Editorial Board of JSTI.
Editor-in-Chief: Jean-Loup Richet, Sorbonne Business School (IAE de Paris) & Berkman Klein Centrer @Harvard Law School
Chrisanthy Mitsakis, Harvard Law School, USA
Nadia Elaref, ESLSCA University, Egypt
Christine Dugoin-Clement, Sorbonne Business School (IAE de Paris), France
Wafa Bouaynaya, Picardy Business School, France
Emanuela Todea, Harvard Law School, USA
Mouna Mrabet, Orange, Tunisia
Nikos Drakos, Gartner, UK
Rachel Swissa, National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, Israel
Susanna Mancini, European Electronic Crime Taskforce, Italia
Raymond Ahdieh, University of Hong Kong
The journal accepts for double-blind referee review full-scale submissions that make a significant novel contribution to the field. After passing a preliminary review, a submission will undergo generally two or more stages of referee reviews to be ready for publication in a premium journal.
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted to
Dr. Jean-Loup Richet
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Strategic Threat Intelligence
by email at jeanloup (at) richet (dot) it
Dr. Jean-Loup Richet
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Strategic Threat Intelligence
IAE de Paris, Sorbonne Business School
12 Rue Jean Antoine de Baïf,
75013 Paris, France
The address for submission is: jeanloup (at) richet (dot) it
The subject line should be “JSTI Submission”.
1. Original submission
The submission should be made as an attachment to the email, along with a separate cover letter furnished as another attachment.
The paper to be sent for a double-blind review should be provided in the MS Word or PDF format. The paper and the file should be fully anonymized so that the authors are not identified anywhere in the work. Self-references may be, however, left in the reference list. All figures, tables, etc., should be included at the end of the paper, in the same file. Their placement should be indicated in the text. When a survey instrument is used, but not included in the paper, it should be provided for the benefit of the referees as a separate anonymized attachment.
The cover letter should provide full affiliation, the postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number(s) of the authors, with the corresponding author indicated. Brief biographical statements of all authors should be included. The cover letter should include the title page of the paper, with the names and affiliations of all the authors. The title page should acknowledge any funding sources.
Every manuscript should contain an abstract (up to 150 words), and a set of key words and phrases to serve as indicators of the paper’s content. No citations should be included in the abstract.
The text should be in 12-point typeface, double-spaced, and left-justified. The pages should be numbered.
The length of the complete MS should generally not surpass 40 pages, unless there is a persuasive justification provided in the cover letter. The intention to shorten the paper at later time is not a persuasive justification. An online appendix may be supplied in a separate file.
Optionally, non-conflicting reviewer nominations can be made. These may be taken into account when the reviewer panel is appointed. Submission of a paper to JMIS is a certification by the authors that the manuscript is not copyrighted, and is not and will not be under a simultaneous review by any other journal or proceedings.
Revised papers should follow the above guidelines. In addition, they should contain the responses to the reviewers in a single file. All the files should be anonymous.
3. Accepted papers
The final submissions should be made in an editable format, preferably MS Word. The cover page should contain the full postal and e-addresses of all the authors, and should be followed by the page with the authors’ bio sketches.
The online appendixes should be submitted in a separate file.
The reference list should be provided at the end of the paper. The references should be arranged alphabetically according to the name of the first author or editor, and numbered. Citations in the text, referring to this list, should be made in APA Style.
Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
Publication decisions; Confidentiality; Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Authors and Reviewers’ responsibilities
Reviewers: Contribution to editorial decisions; Promptness; Confidentiality; Standards of objectivity; Acknowledgement of sources; Disclosure and conflict of interest
Authors’ duties: Reporting standards; Data access and retention; Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources; Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication; Authorship of the paper; Disclosure and conflicts of interest; Fundamental errors in published works
The editor and all editorial board members of JSTI are committed to ensuring that all published papers meet the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. All editors and editorial board members will recuse themselves from considering any paper in which they have a conflict of interest.
All authors are expected to adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. All authors must declare any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their paper. All authors must disclose any financial support that they have received for their research.
JSTI is committed to protecting the confidentiality of all authors’ work. JSTI will not reveal an author’s identity without his or her explicit permission. JSTI is accountable to all authors for all aspects of its work. If an author feels that his or her paper has been unfairly rejected, he or she may appeal the decision by contacting the editor. JSTI is committed to following best practice in all aspects of its work. JSTI will take all reasonable steps to ensure that published papers meet the highest standards of quality and integrity. JSTI is committed to ensuring the highest possible level of transparency in all aspects of its work. JSTI will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information about published papers is available to readers.
JSTI is independent and unbiased in all aspects of its work. JSTI will not make any decisions based on the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. JSTI is committed to treating all authors fairly and equally, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. JSTI will not discriminate against any author on any basis. JSTI is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of its work. JSTI will take all reasonable steps to ensure that published papers meet the highest standards of quality and integrity. JSTI is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all authors’ work. JSTI will not reveal an author’s identity without his or her explicit permission.
Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except, in special cases, to persons from whom specific advice may be sought. Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts only on their intellectual merit, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript without the express written consent of the author. Reviewers should not make any decisions based on the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.