Cryptography-related Journals

Here’s some information about cryptology-related journals and bookstores. The information is not guaranteed to be completely up-to-date.

Last updated: 11 February 1997

Journal of Cryptology
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
Service Center Secaucus
44 Hartz Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094 USA
$87/year + $8 postage & handling. Published three times a year.
Scholarly journal.

Cryptosystems Journal
Tony Patti, Editor & Publisher
485 Middle Holland Road
Holland, PA 18966 USA
Phone: (215)579-9888
E-Mail: [email protected]
$45/volume — U.S. & Canada
$65/volume — International (via Air Mail)
A unique international journal devoted to the implementation of cryptographic systems on IBM PC’s. Emphasis on cryptosystems containing millions of bits per key. Source code and object code provided on diskette with each issue.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN 47803 USA
$34/year. Published four times a year.
Blend of cryptlogical history and technique, including some modern techniques. Edited by such well-known figures as David Kahn and Cipher Devours. This is not the place where the latest breakthroughs are published, though.

Northgate Consultants Ltd
Ivy Dene, Lode Fen, Cambs CB5 9HF, UK
(+44 223) 334678.
$95/year, published four times a year.
Reviews and abstracts all published research in cryptology and computer security. Sections on applications and engineering, operating systems and databases, security management, formal methods, secret key algorithms, public key algorithms, computational number theory and theoretical cryptology.

PO Box 770813
Lakewood, OH 44107
$18 a year – make check m/o to Darren Smith (editor).
Jack Jeffries ([email protected]) says that this is a local publication which has articles on cryptology. That’s all I know about it.

The Cryptogram
Journal of the American Cryptogram Association
P.O. Box 6454
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Available by joining the ACA; dues are probably about $20/year by now. Published six times a year.
Contains mostly puzzles for you to solve. No techniques invented after 1920 are used, with simple substitution being the most common. Also contains articles on classical cryptosystems, and book reviews. Not a scholarly journal.

The Cryptogram Computer Supplement
Dan Veeneman
P.O. Box 7
Burlington, IL 60109 USA
$2.50/issue. Published three times a year for ACA members.
Newsletter for computer hobbyist members of the ACA.

The Public Key
George H. Foot, Editor
Waterfall, Uvedale Road
Oxted, Surry RH8 0EW
United Kingdom

Costs (in UK pounds, including airmail postage to overseas):

UK EEC Elsewhere
Magazine 3 4 5.5
Program Disc 6 7 8
All 3 issues 12 14 19 (Checks to G. H. Foot)

(This magazine may cease publication but back issues are available.)
Magazine devoted to public key cryptography, especially amoungst personal computer owners. [Note that RSA’s patents do not apply in Europe, hence the existence of this magazine.]

Also of interest:

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
(Address and price not handy at the moment.)

Not a crypto journal, of course, but occasionally contains articles of major cryptologic significance.

The Transactions of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers ( IEICE )
English edition of this Japanese journal available through:
Maruzen Co., Ltd.
P.O. Box 5050, Tokyo International
100 – 31, Japan
$10/issue or $120/year. Published twelve times a year.
Similar to IEEE Trans on Information Theory. The June 90 edition is entirely devoted to cryptography. Back issues are available.

Infosecurity News
MIS Training Institute Press, Inc.
498 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01701-2357
Nominally $40/year (6 issues), but free to "qualified" subscribers.
This trade journal is oriented toward administrators and covers viruses, physical security, hackers, and so on more than cryptology. Furthermore, most of the articles are written by vendors and hence are biased. Nevertheless, there are occasionally some rather good crypto articles.

Information Systems Security Products and Services Catalogue
(by the National Security Agency)
Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402
Telephone orders may be placed by calling (202) 783-3238.
For further assistance or information write to:
ATTN: X621
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000
Cost unknown.
This catalogue is published four times annually as follows:
January, April (Supplement), July, October (Supplement).
Here’s a sampling of the contents of the January 93 issue:
Chapter 1: Endorsed Cryptographic Products List;
Chapter Two: NSA Endorsed Data Encryption Standard (DES) Products List.
(There are seven more chapters.)


Aegean Park Press
P.O. Box 2837
Laguna Hills, CA 92654-0837

Publishers of books on cryptology, mostly reprints of fairly advanced texts on classical cryptology. (Including over 15 books by the famous WW II cryptologists Friedman, Callimahos, and Kullback). They have over 50 books related to cryptology, and a smaller number of books on other areas such as military intelligence. Recommended.

Artech House
610 Washington St.,
Dedham, MA 02026

Publishes various books on cryptology, including some collections of articles from CRYPTOLOGIA.

Alec Chambers ([email protected]) adds the following bookstores:

Cloak and Dagger Books,
9 Eastman Avenue
Bedford, NH 03110-6701
Phone: (603) 668-1629 (evenings)
Proprietor: Dan Halpin Jr.

Dealer in out of print and rare books relating to nonfiction espionage, crypto, terrorism and partisan and guerilla warfare. Stocks more than 10,000 books and will do searches. Dan is extraordinarily amiable and helpful, but does ask that you send $2.50 for a catalog. I have dealt happily with him for some time.

Military Bookman,
29 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128.
Mail Order (212) 348-1280

Large collection of military titles, including military intelligence. Catalogs available

National Intelligence Book Center,
1700 K Street NW, Suite 607
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 785-4334
FAX: (202) 331-7456
e-mail: [email protected]

Publishes an annotated, bimonthly publication, Surveillant: Acquisitions for the Intelligence and Security Professional, listing new books, paperback editions, foreign language titles, US government documents on intelligence, video, and audio tapes, forthcoming books and works in progress, and news and events. Annual subscription is $96 in the U.S. The Book Center will also compile bibliographies on _specific_ intelligence on request. All sales are now conducted through Olsson’s Books, 1200 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20004 (202) 337-8084.

11910-P Parklawn Drive,
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone (301) 881-1470

Very large military collection with some intelligence titles. Carries only out-of-print books. Not a browsing bookstores, phone orders only, catalogs available. I have dealt happily with them for years although they are SLOW on actually sending the stuff out.

Ruth Koffsky Books,
5515 Greystone Street,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 656-5587

Specializes in ex-library and reader’s copies of works on intelligence, politics, and world affairs. Open by appointment only or by mail. Upon request will send a list of titles on a very specific topic.

Sidney Kramer Books,
1825 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006.
Mail order: (202) 293-2685
Fax: (202) 835-9756

Large collection of intelligence-related titles in sections on "intelligence," "military affairs," and "regional studies." Offers catalogs and will special order.

Sky Books,
48 E. 50th Street,
Second Floor,
New York, NY 10022
Mail Order: (212) 688-5086.

Large selection of titles on military intelligence and espionage. Offers book club with selection of intelligence titles.


The Last Hurrah Bookshop
937 Memorial Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Tel: 717-327-9338

If you contact C&D, ELM, or NIBC, mentioning my name _might_ help.

Alec Chambers

[email protected]

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