Journal of Forensic Research brings articles in all areas related to Forensic science, Forensic Scientist, Crime, Physical evidence, Crime reconstruction, Forensic analysis techniques and Forensic medicine. Research areas such as, Forensic pathology, Forensic microbiology, Homicide, Forensic chemistry, Fingerprint analysis, Forensic DNA analysis, DNA profiling, Forensic data analysis and Forensic Age estimation have an important role. Apart from these, there are also related fields such as Forensic anthropology, Forensic archaeology, Forensic odontology, Forensic engineering, Forensic linguistics, Forensic Photography, Forensic psychiatry, Ballistics, Handwriting analysis etc. will be also published on bimonthly basis. Journal of Forensic Research welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published 1 month after acceptance.
As a member of Publisher International Linking Association, PILA, Journal of Forensic Research follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies. Submit manuscript at www.scholarscentral.org/submissions/forensic-research.html
A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.
Journal of Forensic Research Policy Regarding the NIH Mandate
Journal of Forensic Research Policy will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Editorial Policies and Process
Journal of Forensic Research editorial policy that encourages researchers to submit the original research, reviews and editorial observations as articles, well supported by tables and graphic representation.
Article Processing Charges
Journal of Forensic Research is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, Journal of Forensic Research does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc.
Submission of an Article In order to reduce delays, authors should adhere to the level, length and format of the journals at every stage of processing right from manuscript submission to each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a 300 words summary/abstract, separate from the main text. The summary should provide a brief account of the work by clearly stating the purpose of the study and the methodology adopted, highlighting major findings briefly. The text may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
Language Translation Services With an intention to take scientific & health care information globally, Journal of Forensic Research has introduced language translation services. This service enables the author to reach the global audience in many major world languages at a time as our language experts in Spanish, French and German can translate the article from English into different world languages as per the author’s requirement. This service grants a global presence to the author and his/her scholarship.As an open access publisher, we do not seek or get financial assistance from any organization. Authors who wish to avail our translation services and who are interested to publish their paper in other languages, are requested to pay the following additional charges along with the article processing charges.
Word CountEstimated Price in USD Upto 1500 words - USD 150, 1500 - 3000 words - USD 225, 3000 - 6000 words-USD 350, 6000 - 10000 words-USD 499, Above 10,000 words Price will be fixed upon discussion. Manuscripts accepted for publication will be published both in English and other languages as recommended by the author.
Formats for Journal of Forensic Research Contributions
Journal of Forensic Research accepts various formats of literary works such as research articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Guidelines for Research Articles
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are requested to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.
ReferencesOnly published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
Journal of Forensic Research uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: " now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.
Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
Note: Please list the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.
Electronic Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities
TablesThese should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.
Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.
FiguresThe preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files.All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.
Tables and Equations as GraphicsIf equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
All Supplementary Information (figures, tables and Summary diagram/, etc.) is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).
Proofs and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript and no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can freely download the PDF file. Hard copies of the documents are available on request. Please click on the link for the charges
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