Forensic Science International

Forensic Science International

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





Editor-in-Chief:P. Saukko





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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.

Forensic Science International publishes:

  • Original Research Papers
  • Review Articles
  • Preliminary Communications
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Book Reviews
  • Case Reports
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


Pathologists, Anthropologists, Psychiatrists, Biologists, Serologists, Odontologists, Physical Scientists, Toxicologists, Scientists in Legal and Social Medicine, Questioned Documents and Jurisprudence

Abstracting and Indexing

Biological Abstracts, Bulletin Signalétique, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Criminology, Penology and Police Science Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents, EMBASE, MEDLINE®, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Science Citation Index, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief: P. Saukko (Experimental Forensic Pathology, Traffic Medicine, Odontology, and subjects not listed elsewhere), Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, FI-20520, Finland, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief: P. Pikander Address as for P. Saukko, Associate Editors: C. Cattaneo (Anthropology and Osteology), Instituto de Medicina Legal, Universita degli Studi, Via Mangiagalli 37, 20133 Milano, Italy, A. Carracedo (Forensic Genetics), Instituto de Medicina Legal, Facultad de Medicina, 15705 Santiago de Compostela Galicia, Spain, O.H. Drummer (Forensic Toxicology), Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57-83 Kavanagh St., Southbank 3006, Australia, G. Willems (Odontology), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, School of Dentistry, Oral Pathology and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Departments of Orthodontics and Forensic Odontology, Kapucijnenvoer 7, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium , P. Margot (for Questioned Documents, with the assistance of A. Khanmy and W. Mazzela; and for Physical Science: ballistics, tool marks, contact traces, drugs analysis, fingerprints and identification etc.) Ecole de Sciences Criminelles (ESC), UNIL-BCH, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland , M. Hall (Entomology), Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK, Assistant Editors: O. Delémont (for P. Margot), Lausanne, Switzerland, M.A. LeBeau (for O.H. Drummer), Quantico, VA, USA, Editorial Board: J. Amendt Frankfurt, Germany, P. Beh Hong Kong, China, P. Buzzini Morgantown, WV, USA, H. Chung Seoul, Korea, J. Clement Melbourne, Australia, S.D. Cohle Grand Rapids, MI, USA, S. Cordner South Melbourne, Australia, G.L. de la Grandmaison Garches, France, P. Dickens Buxton, UK, H. Druid Stockholm, Sweden, A. Eriksson Umeä, Sweden, J.A.J. Ferris Auckland, New Zealand, M.C. Fishbein Encino, USA, C. Henssge Essen, Germany, M.A. Huestis Baltimore, MD, USA, A.W. Jones Linköping, Sweden, H. Kalimo Helsinki, Finland, Y. Katsumata Chiba, Japan, B. Kneubuehl Thun, Switzerland, G. Lau Singapore, Singapore, S. Leadbeatter Cardiff, UK, C. Lennard Canberra, Australia, A. Luna Maldonado Espinardo (Murcia), Spain, B. Madea Bonn, Germany, H. Maeda Osaka, Japan, D. Meuwly The Hague, The Netherlands, C. Neumann Pennsylvania, USA, S. Pollak Freiburg i. Br., Germany, M.S. Pollanen Toronto, Canada, D. Pounder Dundee, UK, K. Püschel Hamburg, Germany, G. Quatrehomme Nice, France, J. Robertson Canberra, Australia, C. Roux Sydney, Australia, I. Sä ä ksjä rvi Turku, Finland, J. Stevens Exeter, UK, M. Steyn Pretoria, South Africa, F. Tagliaro Verona, Italy, T. Takatori Chiba, Japan, D. Ubelaker Washington D.C., USA, D.N. Vieira Coimbra, Portugal, J. Wells Morgantown, WV, USA, P. Wiltshire London, UK, X. Xu Shantou, People's Republic of China, J. Zieba-Palus Krakow, Poland, Chairman Forensic Science International: P. Saukko Turku, Finland
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