News Related to: JFS

Moving the JFS Forward

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences As reported at the 2018 AAFS Board of Directors Meeting, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) recent process enhancements have resulted in significant improvements—including in the peer review turnaround time from initial submission to online publication. For example, the average turnaround time from original submission […]

Two NEW Exciting Features to Your JFS Digital Subscription

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences I am excited to inform you of two new features that have recently been added to your Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Digital Subscription: Complete JFS PDF – Containing the FULL contents of each given issue and available for download via your AAFS Member Portal. Download instructions are available here. Features […]

Journal of Forensic Sciences: March 2018 Issue

Journal of Forensic Sciences © American Academy of Forensic Sciences   March 2018 / Volume 63, Issue 2 (pages 351-656)   Table of Contents Version of Record Online: March 1, 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13647   Your March 2018 digital issue of the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) is now available and is accessible via the links provided […]

In Memoriam: Kurt M. Dubowski, PhD, AAFS Founding Member and Past President

It is with great fondness and reverence that we remember AAFS Founding Member and Past President, colleague and friend, Dr. Kurt M. Dubowski, who passed away Monday, October 23, in Oklahoma City at the age of 95. Dr. Dubowski was designated as an R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate in 2011, the most prestigious honor of the American Academy […]

Young Forensic Scientists Forum Special Session 2018

Sources: Amanda R. Hale, MA, YFSF Special Session Chair and Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Special Session Co-Chair The 2018 YFSF Special Session is coming along great. This year’s Special Session organizers, Amanda Hale ( and Zain Bhaloo (, want to thank everyone who volunteered to present at this year’s meeting! There were many fantastic volunteers […]

2017 Anthropology Awards

Source: Jennifer C. Love, PhD, Section Secretary Please join me in congratulating our colleagues who received awards during the AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. The T. Dale Stewart Award — Julie Saul and Frank Saul were awarded the 2017 T. Dale Stewart Award for their outstanding contributions to forensic anthropology. We look forward to passing […]

Robert E. Gaensslen Receives the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion

Dr. Robert E. Gaensslen was honored at the 69th American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA, with the Academy’s highest honor — the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion. The Gradwohl Medallion is intended to honor one who has made exceptional contributions to the field of forensic science. The criteria for the […]

Journal of Forensic Sciences Working Group

Source: Micheal Peat, Editor, Journal of Forensic Sciences At the request of AAFS Past President Victor Weedn, a Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Working Group was formed to examine the operating structure of the Journal. Its charge was as follows: “Given the ongoing changes in forensic science and the continued growth of JFS, this committee is […]