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


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In alignment with the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) e-migration to online only in January 2018, a Digital Subscription to JFS will be provided complimentary to AAFS Trainee Affiliates, Associate Members, Members, and Fellows as part of your 2019 annual membership dues payment. Student Affiliates without an application on file to upgrade may purchase a 2019 JFS Digital Subscription at a reduced rate of $45/year (6 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, access to JFS Early View articles will be available, as well as the ability to search for and/or print articles.

Two new features recently added to your JFS Digital Subscription in 2018:

  • Complete JFS PDF—Containing the FULL contents of each given issue within one pdf and available for download via the AAFS Member Portal. Each PDF Issue is bookmarked and hyperlinked for ease of navigation. 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.
  • JFS App—Available for download FREE 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 2019 JFS Print-on-Demand (POD) Subscription is available for purchase by AAFS Members for $90/year (six issues). Please note that the JFS POD is a printed hardcopy of each issue of JFS; however, the issues will not be identical in paper stock or typeset to the printed journal prior to the e-migration. IMPORTANT: Payment for JFS POD Subscriptions must be received no later than December 1, 2018, to ensure prompt delivery of the January issue. Additional information on the 2019 JFS POD Subscription will be included with your 2019 membership dues invoice and on the AAFS website.