Science & Justice

Science & Justice

  • Volume 1
  • Issue 6
  • ISSN 1355-0306
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.119
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.256
  • Impact Factor: 2.124
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 2.524
Editor-in-chief: Bolton-King

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Science & Justice is the official journal of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. It provides a medium whereby all aspects of applying science to legal proceedings can be internationally evidenced, debated and progressed through high quality, peer reviewed publications. It promotes learned and original research findings across all subjects of interest to forensic and crime science communities, and the criminal justice sector.

The journal publishes material in the following types of submission:

  • Original Research Papers
  • Short Communications (for example, Preliminary Studies and Proof-of-Concept articles where datasets are limited)
  • Review Articles
  • Technical Notes
  • Case Studies
  • Professional Practice Reports
  • Rapid Communications
  • Commentaries (including Professional Commentaries)
  • Correspondence

  • Science & Justice is published six times a year and will be of primary interest to forensic scientists, forensic practitioners and crime scene investigators, legal professionals and their colleagues in related fields. It is chiefly concerned with the publication of formal scientific papers, in keeping with its international learned status, but will not accept any article that does not comply with strict ethical and legal standards. Evidence of consent and compliance, along with reference to protocol approval from an institutional ethical review committee should accompany your submission, particularly for case studies and research involving human or animal experimentation, or any study involving human data, non-exclusively including patient data.

    Submissions are invited from all relevant areas of criminal justice, criminal law and forensic science disciplines including, but not limited to, crime scene and vehicle collision investigation, forensic archaeology and anthropology, forensic biology, forensic genetics and pathology, forensic chemistry and toxicology, criminalistics and physical sciences, digital forensics, environmental forensics and wildlife crime. Authors should consider the journal's diverse, international readership, and wherever possible, should contextualise their work and its application for the benefit of practitioners, academics, researchers and criminal justice systems across the globe.

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    • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.119
    • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.256
    • Impact Factor: 2.124
    • Five Year Impact Factor: 2.524
    • ISSN: 1355-0306
    • Issues: 6
    • Volume: 1
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    Issue volumeIssue yearPlanned ship dateActual ship date
    61/12021Jan 14, 2021Jan 13, 2021
    61/22021Mar 29, 2021Mar 24, 2021
    61/32021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021
    61/42021Jul 06, 2021Jul 02, 2021
    61/52021Sep 21, 2021Sep 10, 2021
    61/62021Nov 22, 2021
    62/12022Jan 13, 2022
    62/22022Mar 28, 2022
    62/32022May 30, 2022
    62/42022Aug 01, 2022
    62/52022Sep 26, 2022
    62/62022Nov 28, 2022