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JFS Provides Virtual Issue to Commemorate National Forensic Science Week

Source: Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       National Forensic Science Week, formed in recognition of the important role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, is September 19-25, 2021. To commemorate this important recognition, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) leadership has compiled a virtual issue […]


Peer Review Week 2021

Source: Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences      Peer Review Week is an annual, global event that celebrates the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. Peer Review Week 2021 is September 20-24. It is dedicated to the theme of “Identity in Peer Review,” highlighting the role of personal and social […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Print-on-Demand (POD)

Source: Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences      In 2018, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) underwent an e-migration from print to on-line only. This transition was successful, and we have continued to grow the readership of JFS with the help of our Publisher, Wiley. We have also increased the rate of submissions and, […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Impact Factor Announcement

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       I am delighted to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) had a 27% increase in its Impact Factor for the calendar year 2020. It increased from 1.441 for 2019 to 1.832 for 2020. My thanks and gratitude are extended to the JFS Editorial Board Members and JFS […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Update

Source: Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences     Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) leadership team, we continue to grow our scientific recognition and improve our performance metrics. Included below are summaries of the key achievements during 2020 and 2021 to-date. Thank you to all who have contributed, […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science—July 2021

Source: Sebastien S. Prat, MD, Section Secretary Please find below the most recent updates pertaining to the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, including: AAFS Annual Conference The Richard Rosner Award (submission deadline extended until August 1) Other educational activities Upcoming conferences Most recent publications in the Journal of Forensic Sciences AAFS Annual Conference Psychiatry & […]


General Section Nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt Awards

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2022 AAFS meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair, Claire Shepard, at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2021. For a list of […]


AAFS Fellow Bruce Weir Elected to Royal Society for Contributions to Population Genetics, Forensic Science

Source: Brenda K. Peat, JFS Managing Editor Dr. Bruce Weir, a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge for his fundamental contributions to the theory of population and quantitative genetics and to forensic […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Update

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences      The Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Editorial Office is thrilled to inform you that the JFS January 2021 issue will present both a new journal format for article content as well as a new JFS cover—giving JFS a fresh, modern look. In addition to […]


Get Your JFS App!

Source: Brenda K. Peat, JFS Managing Editor To provide a new reading experience, and to enable AAFS Members to keep up-to-date with the most important developments in their areas of expertise, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) editorial team developed a JFS App. If you haven’t yet downloaded your JFS App, here are reasons to […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Update

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       The Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Editorial Office has been working on a new journal format for article content as well as a new JFS cover, with a goal to launch both initiatives with the January 2021 issue. We are thrilled to inform you that […]


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

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 […]


JFS Provides Virtual Issue to Celebrate National Forensic Science Week

Source: Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       National Forensic Science Week, formed in recognition of the important role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, is September 20-26, 2020. To celebrate this important recognition, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) leadership has compiled a virtual issue […]


National Peer Review Week

Source: Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences      Peer Review Week is a global event that celebrates the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. This week is National Peer Review Week 2020, dedicated to the theme of “Trust in Peer Review,” shining a light on how the peer review process […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Update

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences      Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) leadership team, we continue to grow our scientific recognition and improve our performance metrics. Included below are summaries of the key achievements during 2019 and 2020 to-date. Thank you to all who […]


Remembering Abel M. Dominguez, PhD

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Abel M. Dominguez, PhD, on August 29, 2019. Abel served as the Editor of the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) from 1974 to 1992. He followed a long line of distinguished […]


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

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 2020 annual membership dues payment. Student Affiliates without an application on file to upgrade may purchase a 2020 JFS Digital Subscription at a reduced rate of $45/year (six […]


Changes in JFS On-Line Appearance

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences After consultation with the AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) and Wiley, a decision has been made to implement an online advertising program in the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS). The AAFS BOD formally approved this action after the August 2019 AAFS Executive Committee Meeting. Many […]