Vol 11 (2022): Proceedings of Data Article on Law Science
Data Articles in Law Science

Dataset: Digital Forensic Literature with a Focus on Software: Trends, Institutions, and Authors (2012-2022)
Dataset: Literatur Forensik Digital dengan Fokus pada Perangkat Lunak: Tren, Institusi, dan Penulis (2012-2022)

Pandu Sarigati Sari
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Mochammad Tanzil Multazam
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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Published November 30, 2022
  • digital forensics,
  • software,
  • literature review,
  • research trends,
  • institutions
How to Cite
Sari, P. S., & Multazam, M. T. (2022). Dataset: Digital Forensic Literature with a Focus on Software: Trends, Institutions, and Authors (2012-2022). Proceedings of The ICECRS, 11, 10.21070/icecrs.v11i0.1586. https://doi.org/10.21070/icecrs.v11i0.1586


This data article presents a thorough examination of digital forensic literature with a focus on software from 2012 to 2022, retrieved from lens.org, with the aim of identifying the most influential institutions, authors, and research trends. Using keywords "digital forensic AND software," the data collection process involved filtering by date range, document type, and subject matter, resulting in 427 journal articles. The analysis highlights the most productive institutions, years, fields of study, active authors, and publishers. This data is valuable for researchers and practitioners in digital forensics, particularly those interested in software applications, providing insights into the most significant contributions and aiding future research development.


  1. Research in the field of digital forensics is growing rapidly, with the Université de Lausanne being the leading institution in the number of publications.
  2. Computer science is the most popular field of study in digital forensics, with a focus on analysing software and file systems.
  3. Elsevier B.V. is the leading publisher in digital forensics, with the journal Digital Investigation as the main source of publications.



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