Forensic Science International

An international journal dedicated to the applications of medicine and science in the administration of justice.

Forensic Science International - ISSN 0379-0738
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.331 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.21 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 1.95 (2015) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.291 (2015) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© Journal Citation Reports 2015, Published by Thomson Reuters
Volumes: Volumes 270-281
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 03790738

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Description

Forensic Science International publishes original contributions in the many different scientific disciplines pertaining to the forensic sciences. Fields include forensic pathology and histochemistry, chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology (including drugs, alcohol, etc.), biology (including the identification of hairs and fibres), serology, odontology, psychiatry, anthropology, the physical sciences, firearms, and document examination, as well as investigations of value to public health in its broadest sense, and the important marginal area where science and medicine interact with the law.

The journal publishes:

  • Original Research Papers (Regular Papers)
  • Review Articles
  • Rapid Communications
  • Technical Notes
  • Forensic Anthropology Population Data
  • Case Reports
  • Preliminary Communications
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Book Reviews
The journal covers all legal aspects of the general disciplines listed above, as well as specialist topics of forensic interest that are included in, or are related to, these disciplines, e.g.:
  • Biochemical and chemical analyses, and the forensic application of advanced analytical, physical, chemical and instrumental techniques
  • Bitemark evidence
  • Battered child syndrome
  • Questioned documents
  • Ballistics, projectiles and wounds
  • Fingerprints and identification
  • Tool marks
  • Contact traces
  • Poisoning
  • Breath analysers
  • Accident investigation and mass disasters