Journal of Forensic Sciences Digital Subscription—Access Instructions and Additional Features

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Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator

A Digital Subscription to the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) will be provided complimentary to AAFS Trainee Affiliates, Associate Members, Members, and Fellows as part of your 2021 annual membership dues payment. Student Affiliates without an application on file to upgrade may purchase a 2021 JFS Digital Subscription at a reduced rate of $45/year (six issues).

To access articles in their entirety, simply log into your AAFS Member Portal, and click on the “Open JFS Site” link (located under the “Account Services” header). In addition to current and past issues, the JFS Site will provide you access to JFS Early View articles as well as the ability to search for and/or print articles.

You will also receive a complete JFS PDF containing the full contents of each given issue within one pdf and available for download via your AAFS Member Portal. Start your personal library of inclusive e-issues of JFS, with the ability to search for and/or print articles. The download instructions are available HERE.

You may also download the FREE JFS App from iTunes® and Google Play stores, enabling you to access full articles anywhere/any time. The download instructions are available HERE.

To ensure you receive the full benefit of your JFS Digital Subscription, and to enable real time receipt of your JFS content notifications (e-TOCs, Early View Articles, etc.), you must register for your JFS e-alerts. To activate your JFS e-alerts, please follow the easy “1, 2, 3” instructions: Instructions to Activate JFS E-Alerts.

A 2021 JFS Hardcopy Subscription is available for purchase by AAFS Members for $95/year (six issues). Please note that the JFS Hardcopy Subscription provides a printed hardcopy of each issue of JFS; however, the issues will not be of the same paper stock or typeset quality as the printed issues prior to the e-migration of JFS.

IMPORTANT: Payment for JFS Hardcopy Subscriptions must be received no later than December 1, 2020, to ensure prompt delivery of the January issue. Additional information on the 2021 JFS Hardcopy Subscription will be included with your 2021 membership dues invoice and on the AAFS website.

Please contact AAFS Membership Coordinator Cheryl Hunter at with any questions.