Forensic Science International: Synergy

Forensic Science International: Synergy

  • Volume 1
  • Issue 1
  • ISSN 2589-871X
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.481
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.114
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Editor-in-chief: Houck

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Forensic Science International: Synergy is a gold open access journal - the first ever gold open access journal in forensic science - which welcomes significant and insightful cross-disciplinary research. The journal's aim is to advance and support forensic science while exceeding its expectations for excellence. By being freely available to anyone, we seek to promote and support open discourse across diverse areas of interest, avocation, and geography. Papers are invited from all forensic sciences and influencing disciplines, including but not limited to the humanities, biomedical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the law. Cross-disciplinary collaboration promotes innovative approaches, encourages systems-level perspectives, and seeds the literature with insightful opportunities.

Because the good management of science can be as important as the science itself, the journal welcomes articles on issues related to forensic science policy and management. Management, human resources, economic studies, policy implications of new methods or technology, and any other work intended to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and operations of forensic science laboratories as well as to the education and training of forensic scientists. In addition, the journal welcomes manuscripts on the governmental and institutional policies that affect the practice and management of forensic science.

Our goal is to publish quality work quickly so that information and results that have the potential to affect the public or a criminal justice system can be distributed, discussed, and incorporated into future research or applications. We will consider the following types of manuscripts:

  • Case Reports

  • Original Research (Regular Articles)

  • Perspective Pieces (Invitation Only)

  • Practitioner/Technical Notes

  • Review Articles

Forensic science is central to modern criminal justice systems. It supports investigations, demonstrates associations between people, places, and things involved in criminal activity, and exonerates the innocent. Forensic services are sciences integral to a just society governed through rule of law, it is unarguably a public good and should be accessible to anyone. Transparency is key to good science, rational governance, and equitable justice.

Forensic Science International: Synergy adheres to strict ethical publication guidelines and actively supports a culture of inclusive and representative publication. For any submission enquiries, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

The Forensic Science International journals offer comprehensive and pioneering coverage within the forensic sciences and beyond, disseminating ground-breaking discoveries, highly specialised research, and foundational science across the family of publications. The FSI portfolio comprises of:

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.481
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.114
  • Impact Factor:
  • Five Year Impact Factor:
  • ISSN: 2589-871X
  • Issues: 1
  • Volume: 1
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Issue volumeIssue yearPlanned ship dateActual ship date
3C2021Dec 24, 2021
3S12021Oct 21, 2021Oct 20, 2021
4C2022Jun 01, 2022
5C2022Dec 15, 2022