Journal Papers


                For Student Reference** List of Journal Impact Factor 2020 (new)


Al-mugern, R., Othman, S. H., Al-Dhaqm, A. and Ali, A. (2024) “A Cloud Forensics Framework to Identify, Gather, and Analyze Cloud Computing Incidents”, Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research. Greece, 14(3), pp. 14483–14491. doi: 10.48084/etasr.7185.

Al-mugern., S. H. Othman, and A. Al-Dhaqm, “An Improved Machine Learning Method by applying Cloud Forensic Meta-Model to Enhance the Data Collection Process in Cloud Environments”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 13017–13025, Feb. 2024.

R. Al-Mugerrn, A. Al-Dhaqm and S. H. Othman, “A Metamodeling Approach for Structuring and Organizing Cloud Forensics Domain,” 2023 International Conference on Smart Computing and Application (ICSCA), Hail, Saudi Arabia, 2023, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICSCA57840.2023.10087425.

Saleh, M.; Othman, S.H.; Driss, M.; Al-dhaqm, A.; Ali, A.; Yafooz, W.M.S.; Emara, A.-H.M. A Metamodeling Approach for IoT Forensic Investigation. Electronics 2023, 12, 524.


Garba, A. A., Siraj, M. M., & Othman, S. H. (2022). An assessment of cybersecurity awareness level among Northeastern University students in Nigeria. International Journal of Electrical & Computer Engineering (2088-8708), 12(1). (Q2), Indexed)


Mohamed Mostafa Ali Montaser, Siti Hajar Othman, Raja Zahilah Raja Md Radzi, (2021), “Secured Tracking and Tracing System Based on Blockchain Technology”, 2021 3rd International Cyber Resilience Conference (CRC2021), Online Conference. (Scopus Indexed)

Mohamed Mostafa Ali Montaser, Siti Hajar Othman, Raja Zahilah Raja Md Radzi and Marina Arshad (2021), “A Blockchain Data Size Reduction Strategy through Data Explosion Reduction Algorithm”, Sustainable and Integrated Engineering International Conference 2022 (SIE2022) (Scopus Indexed).

Aliyu Musa Bade and Siti Hajar Othman, “A Systematic Review of Published Articles, Phases and Activities in an Online Social Networks Forensic Investigation Domain” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 12(11), 2021.  (IF: 1.09 (Q4), ISI Indexed)

Muhammad Amir Hamzah and Siti Hajar Othman (2021), “Review of Support Vector Machine-based Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Sensor Network with Different Kernel Functions“, Vol 11, No 1, International Journal of Innovative Computing, DOI: 10.11113/ijic.v11n1.303.

Al-Dhaqm, A., S. Razak, R. A. Ikuesan, V. R. Kebande and S. Hajar Othman (2021). “Face Validation of Database Forensic Investigation Metamodel.” Infrastructures 6(2): 13. (IF: 0.24 (Q3), ISI Indexed)

Sardi M.F., Yusof A.F.M., Razak K.A., Dziyauddin R.A., Othman S.H., Zulkaple M. (2021) ICT-Based Landslide Disaster Simulation Drill: Road to Achieve 2030 Global Commitment. In: Sassa K., Mikoš M., Sassa S., Bobrowsky P.T., Takara K., Dang K. (eds) Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk. WLF 2020. ICL Contribution to Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction. Springer, Cham.

AF Jamaludin, MN Razali, RA Jalil, SH Othman, YM Adnan (2021), “A Big Data & Business Intelligence in Government Office Buildings“, Asia Proceedings of Social Sciences 7 (1), pg 14-17


Al-dhaqm, A., Razak. S.A, Othman S.H, Ali A., Ghaleb F.A, Rosman A.S, Marni. N (2020). “Database Forensic Investigation Process Models: A Review”. IEEE Access: 8, 48477-48490 (IF: 4.64 (Q1), ISI Indexed)

Adamu Abdullahi Gabra, Maheyzah Md Siraj, Siti Hajar Othman, Ibrahim Bukar Dauda (2020). “Cyber Security Awareness among University Students: A Case Study.” International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology 29, no. 10s (05/10 2020): 767 – 76. (Scopus Indexed)

A.A. Garba, M.M. Siraj, S.H. OthmanAn Explanatory Review on Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Models“, Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 762-769 (2020). (Scopus Indexed)

Adamu A. Garba, M. M. Siraj, Siti Hajar Othman and A. Musa. (2020) “A Study on Cybersecurity Awareness Among Students in Yobe State University, Nigeria: A Quantitative Approach“. International Journal on Emerging Technologies, 11, 41-49.  (Scopus Indexed)

Khairun Nisyak Zakaria, Anazida Zainal, Siti Hajar Othman, Mohammad Nizam Kassim (2019),Feature Extraction and Selection Method of Cyber-Attack and Threat Profiling in Cybersecurity Audit” in the 2016 3rd International Conference on Communication and Computer Engineering (ICOCOE)“, the Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, 9(1-3), 95-100 2017. (IF: 0.41 (Q4).

Sisala, S., & Othman, S. H. (2020). Developing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) Security Metamodel for Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) in HospitalsInternational Journal of Innovative Computing10(2).


Ferdiansyah, F., Siti Hajar OthmanRaja Zahilah Raja Md Radzi and Deris Stiawan (2019). “A Study of Economic Value Estimation on Cryptocurrency Value back by Gold, Methods, Techniques, and Tools.” Journal of Information Systems and Informatics 1: 178-192.

Ferdiansyah, Siti Hajar OthmanRaja Zahilah Raja Md Radzi and Deris Stiawan (2019), “A Study of Bitcoin Stock Market Prediction: Methods, Techniques and Tools“, Postgraduate Annual Research Seminar 2019 (PARS 2019)

Ahmed Ehab, S., N. Ahmad Mohammad and H. Othman Siti (2019). “Business process improvement methods in healthcare: a comparative study.” International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 32(5): 887-908. (IF: 1.13 (Q2), ISI Indexed)

Muhammad Fakhrul Syazwan Kamarudin and Siti Hajar Othman, “An Ontology Development Architecture for Strategic Threat Intelligence of South China Sea Conflict (OntoSCSC)“, Proceeding of the Sustainable & Integrated Engineering International Conference (SIE2019).

Zakaria, K. N., S. H. Othman, and A. Zainal. “Review of Cybersecurity Audit Management and Execution Approaches” Paper presented at the 2019 6th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS), 2-3 Dec. 2019 2019.  (Scopus Indexed)


 S. H. Mohd Yusof and S. H. Othman, “The Cyberpsychology Factors of Internet Addiction among School Teenagers,” International Journal of Innovative Computing (IJIC), vol. 8, pp. 31-37, 2018.

Ko Khang Siang, Desmond, Othman, Siti Hajar, & Zahilah Raja Mohd Radzi, Raja. (2018). Comparative Study on Perturbation Techniques in Privacy Preserving Data Mining on Two Numeric Datasets. International Journal of Innovative Computing (IJIC), 8(1), 27-32. doi: 10.11113/ijic.v8n1.161

Haidzir, Haniyana, Othman, Siti Hajar, & K.M, Hazinah. (2018). Evaluation of Business Continuity Plan Maturity Level Using Business Continuity Maturity Model. International Journal of Innovative Computing (IJIC), 8(1), 33-42. doi: 10.11113/ijic.v8n1.163

Kaiwen Clement, Chen, Othman, Siti Hajar, & Md Siraj, Maheyzah. (2018). Development of Metamodel on Information Security Risk Audit and Assessment for IT Assets in Commercial Bank. International Journal of Innovative Computing (IJIC), 8(2), 23-32. doi: 10.11113/ijic.v8n2.150


Arafat Al-dhaqm, Shukor Razak, Siti Hajar Othman, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, William Bradley Glisson, Abdulalem Ali, Mohammad Abrar, “CDBFIP: Common Database Forensic Investigation Processes for Internet of Things,” in IEEE Access, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-1. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2762693 (IF: 3.244, ISI Indexed)

Ali, A., Abd Razak, S., Othman, S. H., Mohammed, A. & Saeed, F (2017), “A Metamodel For Mobile Forensics Investigation Domain”. PLOS ONE, 12, (IF: 3.057, ISI Indexed)

Al-Dhaqm, A.,Razak, S., Othman, S. H., Ngadi, A., Ahmed, M. N. & Ali Mohammed, A. (2017). “Development and Validation of a Database Forensic Metamodel (DBFM)”. PLOS ONE, 12, (IF: 3.057, ISI Indexed)


Arafat Al-Dhaqm* , Shukor Abd Razak, Siti Hajar Othman, Asri Ngadi, Abdulalem Ali, (2016) “A Generic Database Forensic Investigation Model“, Jurnal Teknologi, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor. Vol 78: pp 45–57

Rashidah Mokhtar, Azizah Abdul Rahman, Siti Hajar Othman (2016) The Design of the Academic Quality Assurance Management Information System. Journal of Information, Vol 19, No. 7, pp. 2851-2856 (Scopus Indexed)

Rashidah Mokhtar, Azizah Abdul Rahman, Siti Hajar Othman. (2016). “An Assessment-based Metamodel towards a Best Practice Assessment Model in Higher Education. Indian Journal of Science & Technology, 9(34), 1-11. doi: 10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i34/100825 

S. H. Othman and G. Beydoun, “A Metamodel-based Knowledge Sharing System for Disaster Management,” Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 63, pp. 49-65, 11/30/ 2016 (IF: 2.981,  ISI Indexed) 

A. Abdullah, S. H. Othman, and M. N. Razali (2015), “Structuring Knowledge on House Price Volatility through a Metamodel,” ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences vol. 10, pp. 17785-17795, 2015.

Youssouf Mahamat Koukou, Siti Hajar Othman, Maheyzah Md Siraj and Herve Nkiama (2016) “Comparative Study Of AES, Blowfish, CAST-128 And DES Encryption Algorithm” IOSR Journal of Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 06, pages 01-07. 

Rashidah Mokhtar, A. A. Rahman, Siti Hajar Othman 2016 (2016) The Design of the Academic Quality Assurance Management Information System. Journal of Information, Vol 19, No. 7, pp. 2851-2856.

S Idemudia, MF Rohani, M Siraj, SH Othman, (2016), “Smart approach of E-exam assessment method using face recognition to address identity theft and cheating“, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security 14 (10), 515.

S Idemudia, M Rohani, M Siraj, SH Othman, (2016), “An Improvement of Student Examination Assessment through Online (e-Exam) by Considering Psychological Distress Factors“, IRACST–Int J Comput Sci Inform Technol Secur (IJCSITS) 6 (5)


Aarafat Aldhaqm, Shukor Abd Razak, Siti Hajar Othman and Abdulalem Ali. (2015). Conceptual Investigation Process Model for Managing Database Forensic Investigation Knowledge. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 12(4), 386-394. doi: 10.19026/rjaset.12.2377

A. Abdullah, S. H. Othman, and M. N. Razali (2015), “Structuring Knowledge on House Price Volatility through a Metamodel,” ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences vol. 10, pp. 17785-17795, 2015. (Scopus Indexed)


I. Association and S. Othman, “Supporting Domain Ontology through a Metamodel: A Disaster Management Case Study,” 2014, pp. 1019-1037. DOI: DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4707-7.ch050 (Scopus Indexed)


Othman S.H and Beydoun. G. (2013) “Model-driven Disaster Management”, 50 (5), pp. 218-228, Information and Management, Elsevier  (IF: 1.663,  ISI Indexed)

Othman S.H , Beydoun. G. and Sugumaran V (2013) “Development and Validation of a Disaster Management Metamodel (DMM), 50, pp. 235-271,  Information Processing & Management (IPM), Elsevier (IF: 0.817, ISI Indexed)