The Journal of Forensic Medical Studies and Research publishes topical articles on all aspects of legal medicine. The medical principles of care and forensic assessment of living individuals, whether adult or child, in contact with the judicial system are examined and the Journal has a broad international perspective.
Topics covered in the journal include the following, particularly with relevance to the clinical setting: forensic medicine and psychiatry, including child abuse and neglect, interpersonal violence, elder abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, suicidal behaviors, care in custody, restraint injuries, torture, and human rights; forensic pathology, death investigation and causes of death, including death in custody and suicide; forensic science, including the forensic aspects of toxicology, anthropology, and odontology.
All submitted manuscripts are reviewed initially by a JFMSR editor. Manuscripts are evaluated according to the following criteria: material is original and timely, writing is clear, primary and secondary objectives are explicitly stated, study methods are appropriate and described so that they can be understood and reproducible, data are valid, conclusions are reasonable and supported by the data, information is important, and topic is clinically relevant in forensic medicine. From these basic criteria, the editors assess a paper’s eligibility for publication. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication are rejected promptly. Other manuscripts are sent to expert consultants for peer review.
Under ISI indexing of: THOMSON REUTERS, EMBASE, MedLine, PubMed, SCOPUS, EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, SCIRUS, COPERNICUS. Journal Metrics: Cite Score: 0.00 (2018/soon); Impact Factor: 0.00 (2018/soon); 1-Year Impact Factor: 0.00 (2018/soon); Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.00 (2018/soon); SCI Mago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.00 (2018/soon); International Editorial Board (2018/soon).