Publications of the IACR
IACR maintains multiple forms of publications:
Proceedings from IACR conferences and workshops.
Proceedings of IACR conferences and workshops are published by
Springer in their LNCS series. Publication in an IACR proceedings
is very prestigious and equivalent to a journal publication in
other disciplines. From 2000 our proceedings can also be found
in the IACR Archive (see below), after a two year delay.
Cryptology ePrint Archive
To enable timely dissemination of research results the
IACR has established an online paper repository
called the Cryptology ePrint Archive. Papers published
there undergo no scientific reviewing process.
Some papers may be published
there long before they appear in a peer-reviewed
publication venue; the eprint archive also contains different
versions of papers published elsewhere (including corrected
or full versions containing details not found), or the
"final" author versions of papers that are will be published
in other venues.
Journal of Cryptology
This is the premier academic journal in the field of cryptology.
According to ISI it is also one of the top journals in the whole of
Theoretical Computer Science.
The journal is edited by an independent Editorial Board appointed
by the Editor in Chief.
The Editor in Chief is appointed by the IACR Board and then
sits on the Board as one of the board members.
Since 2000 the copyright of all IACR conferences and workshops
is held by IACR. This means that we can make the proceedings
freely available on the web via our IACR Archive. All
proceedings should be available after a two year publication
window provided by us to Springer.
Museum of Historic Papers in Cryptology
In the past century, the intertwining of cryptology with national security has made it difficult to get access to some original source material from the beginnings of modern cryptology. Beyond that, the fragility of paper and human memory have further obscured the picture. The IACR's Museum of Cryptology will try to fill in some of the gaps by being a repository for older research papers that have not been otherwise published for the public.
For background information on publication venues, copyright, and
further publication, see also the
description of the IACR
copyright and publication policy.
The IACR also maintains publishing statistics (i.e.,
number of accepted/submitted papers) for its workshops and conferences.
Online access for IACR
members is available for all IACR conference
proceedings that were published by Springer (going back to 1984), as well as the Journal of Cryptology.
The same link gives access to anyone for proceedings published more
than four years ago.
Older volumes are also available from the
Bibliographic information for IACR proceedings is available through