Call for Papers & Abstracts

National Cybersecurity Institute Journal

Special Issue—Developing Women and Minorities for the Cybersecurity Workforce And the Role of  the Community College

National Cybersecurity Institute Journal, in collaboration with the National CyberWatch Center, is extending a special issue call for abstracts and papers on the role of community colleges in developing the cybersecurity workforce. This special issue provides an opportunity for researchers, educators and practitioners to advance the national dialogue on how community colleges are developing innovative education and training programs to meet the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals.



Submissions of all types, including conceptual, empirical, and practice-based research reports that address the special issue theme are encouraged.

The initial 150-250 word abstract submission should state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Abstracts should be submitted in block style, aligned to the left. Author and co-author names, affiliations, and email contacts should be included beneath the title. References do not need to be included in the abstract.

Authors will be invited to submit full article manuscripts based on a favorable abstract review. Manuscripts should be written for a broad audience that will include community college and university faculty and students, practitioners, researchers and policy-makers. Each manuscript must be prepared in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and submitted with necessary graphics, citations, and references in accordance with the APA 6th edition.

Critical Dates

Abstracts due: April 15, 2016
Author notification: April 29, 2016
Final manuscripts due: June 10, 2016
Publication date: September 2016

For questions contact:

Dr. Jane LeClair, Editor-in-Chief, National Cybersecurity Institute Journal,

Dr. Diana Burley, Research Director, National CyberWatch Center,

Nadine Alami, Associate Editor, National Cybersecurity Institute Journal,

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