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JFS Announces New Associate Editors

  Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences I am delighted to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) has appointed two new Associate Editors (AE), Brooke W. Kammrath, PhD, and Douglas S. Lacey, MS. Dr. Brooke Kammrath is a forensic science professor at the University of New Haven and an assistant […]


JFS 2021 Noteworthy Articles

  Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences For those unable to visit the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) in the AAFS Pavilion during AAFS 2022, we’re thrilled to announce the JFS 2021 Noteworthy Articles collection! The articles are available via free access through March 2022 and are accessible at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1556-4029.2021-noteworthy-articles. Congratulations to […]


Calling All AAFS 2022 Meeting Presenters!

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences If you presented at AAFS 2022, please consider submitting your research to the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS). The JFS has experienced substantial improvements in turnaround time (TAT) for JFS submissions, from first decision to online publication, as well as a substantial increase in its Impact […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—January 2022

Source: Sebastien S. Prat, MD, Section Secretary Please find below the most recent updates pertaining to the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, including: Eleanor Vo Annual Conference Diversity Outreach Committee Educational Activities Upcoming Conferences Recent Publications in the Journal of Forensic Sciences   Dr. Eleanor Vo I would like to start by acknowledging the memory […]


AAFS President’s Editorial Now Available in JFS

Source:  Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) has published a President’s Editorial submitted by AAFS President Carl R. McClary. The Editorial, Moving into the fast lane–AAFS, JFS, and our modern forensic world, covers the following topics: Our Digital Footprint […]


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 encourage you to do so! In addition to […]


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 […]