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Forensic Science and Criminology

Online ISSN: 2513-8677


Forensic Science and Criminology is a half yearly, open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers manuscripts in the field of forensic research, evidence analysis and criminal investigation.

Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, meeting reports, short communications and technical notes.

FSC welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: submissions@oatext.com alternatively to: editor.fsc@oatext.com

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by FSC, is properly cited.

Takaki Ishikawa


Takaki Ishikawa, M.D.,Ph.D. is Chief Professor at Department of Legal Medicine, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan. He was Associate Professor at department of Legal Medicine, Osaka City University Medical School in 2012, and a guest researcher at Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany in 2009. He works as an expert in forensic pathology and toxicology with primary specialties in clinical forensic pathology and environmental injury. His current researches focus on forensic endocrinology and forensic pathological evaluation of various stress responses.

Editorial Board


Janina Zięba-Palus

Professor of Forensic chemistry
Institute of Forensic Research
Kraków
Poland

Andrea Porzionato

Executive Editor
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Padua
Italy

Vincent Stefan

Department of Anthropology
Herbert H. Lehman College - CUNY
USA


Kenneth F. Cohrn

Chief Forensic Odontologist
District 9 Medical examiner’s Office Orlando, USA

Arleen C. Gonzalez, J.D

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stockton University, USA

Roger Metcalf

Forensic dentist
Tarrant County Medical Examiner's District, USA


Anand Mugadlimath

Associate Professor
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
S. Nijalingappa Medical College
India

Philippe Charlier

Assistant professor
Paris-Descartes University
France

Hongliang Zhang

Associate Professor
National Natural Science Foundation of China


Christopher M. Engle-Tjaden

Adjunct Professor
Forensic Photography
Marian University
Fond du Lac, WI
USA

Ambarkova Vesna

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Vodnjanska 17 University
Macedonia

Kọ́lá Abímbọ́lá

Associate Professor
Howard University
Department of Philosophy
USA


Alireza Heidari

Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry,
California South University (CSU)
USA

In Press

Volume 2, Issue 2


Postmortem histopathological examination of changes due to systemic ischemia/hypoxia in the thyroid gland

Tomoya Ikeda Naoto Tani Tomomi Michiue Shigeki Oritani Fumiya Morioka Stefan Potente Takaki Ishikawa

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

July 17, 2017


Current Issue

Volume 2, Issue 1


Noneconomic damages due to physical and sexual assault: estimates from civil jury awards

Ted R. Miller Mark A. Cohen Delia Hendrie

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

January 23, 2017


Identification by comparison of caries free bitewing radiographs: Impact of observer qualifications and their clinical experience

Sudheer B. Balla Andrew Forgie

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

February 07, 2017


Accuracy and reliability of Southern European standards for the tibia: a test of two Mediterranean populations

Julieta G. García-Donas Oguzhan Ekizoglu Ali Er Mustafa Bozdag Mustafa Akcaoglu Ismail Ozgur Can Elena F. Kranioti

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

January 20, 2017


Soil transference patterns on clothing fabrics and plastic buttons: Image processing and laboratory dragging experiments

Kathleen R. Murray Robert W. Fitzpatrick Ralph Bottrill Hilton Kobus

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

February 17, 2017


An investigation of the pattern formed by soil transfer when clothing fabrics are placed on soil using visual examination and image processing analysis

Kathleen R. Murray Robert W. Fitzpatrick Ralph Bottrill Hilton Kobus

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

February 17, 2017


“Detergent suicide” by adolescent as instructed by internet: A case report

Stavroula Papadodima Ioannis Papoutsis Panagiota Nikolaou Chara Spiliopoulou Maria Stefanidou

Case Report-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

March 06, 2017


The usefulness of infrared spectroscopy in examinations of adhesive tapes for forensic purposes

Janina Zięba-Palus

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

March 07, 2017


Forensic examinations of micro-traces

Janina Zięba-Palus

Editorial-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

April 07, 2017


Non-destructive technique for individualizing trace evidence analysis of tiger nail

Ashvinkumar H. Italiya Niha Ansari Shobhana K. Menon

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

April 08, 2017


Is north Indian population changing it craniofacial form? A study of secular trends in craniometric indices and its relation to sex and ancestry estimation

Vineeta Saini Mitali Mehta Rajshri Saini Satya Narayan Shamal Tej Bali Singh Sunil Kumar Tripathi

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

April 14, 2017


Logic for the document examiner

Marcel B. Matley

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

May 30, 2017


Quantification of LSD in seized samples using one chromatographic methodology for diode array detection and electrochemical detection

Érica Naomi Oiye Antonio José Ipólito Marcelo Firmino de Oliveira

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

July 11, 2017


Archive


Volume 2

Noneconomic damages due to physical and sexual assault: estimates from civil jury awards

Ted R. Miller Mark A. Cohen Delia Hendrie

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

January 23, 2017


Identification by comparison of caries free bitewing radiographs: Impact of observer qualifications and their clinical experience

Sudheer B. Balla Andrew Forgie

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

February 07, 2017


Accuracy and reliability of Southern European standards for the tibia: a test of two Mediterranean populations

Julieta G. García-Donas Oguzhan Ekizoglu Ali Er Mustafa Bozdag Mustafa Akcaoglu Ismail Ozgur Can Elena F. Kranioti

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

January 20, 2017


Soil transference patterns on clothing fabrics and plastic buttons: Image processing and laboratory dragging experiments

Kathleen R. Murray Robert W. Fitzpatrick Ralph Bottrill Hilton Kobus

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

February 17, 2017


An investigation of the pattern formed by soil transfer when clothing fabrics are placed on soil using visual examination and image processing analysis

Kathleen R. Murray Robert W. Fitzpatrick Ralph Bottrill Hilton Kobus

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

February 17, 2017


“Detergent suicide” by adolescent as instructed by internet: A case report

Stavroula Papadodima Ioannis Papoutsis Panagiota Nikolaou Chara Spiliopoulou Maria Stefanidou

Case Report-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

March 06, 2017


The usefulness of infrared spectroscopy in examinations of adhesive tapes for forensic purposes

Janina Zięba-Palus

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

March 07, 2017


Forensic examinations of micro-traces

Janina Zięba-Palus

Editorial-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

April 07, 2017


Non-destructive technique for individualizing trace evidence analysis of tiger nail

Ashvinkumar H. Italiya Niha Ansari Shobhana K. Menon

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

April 08, 2017


Is north Indian population changing it craniofacial form? A study of secular trends in craniometric indices and its relation to sex and ancestry estimation

Vineeta Saini Mitali Mehta Rajshri Saini Satya Narayan Shamal Tej Bali Singh Sunil Kumar Tripathi

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

April 14, 2017


Logic for the document examiner

Marcel B. Matley

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

May 30, 2017


Quantification of LSD in seized samples using one chromatographic methodology for diode array detection and electrochemical detection

Érica Naomi Oiye Antonio José Ipólito Marcelo Firmino de Oliveira

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

July 11, 2017


Volume 1

Beyond DVI: Future identification, research and archiving

Khoo Lay See Sarah Aziz Mohd Shah Mahmood

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

November 21, 2016


Secondary identifier for positive identification in DVI

Lay See Khoo Poh Soon Lai Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi Mohd Shah Mahmood

Case Study-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

December 02, 2016


Species identification of a suspected bone found in blood sausage

Posik DM Bustamante AV Lyall V Peral García P Padola NL Giovambattista G

Case Study-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

December 09, 2016


Forensic histopathology of the carotid body

Andrea Porzionato Maria M. Sfriso Veronica Macchi Martina Contran Anna Rambaldo Lucia Petrelli Raffaele De Caro

Review Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

December 14, 2016


Narcissism, self-esteem, shame regulation and juvenile delinquency

Schalkwijk F.W Jack Dekker Jaap Peen Geert Jan Stams

Research Article-Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC)

December 19, 2016


Submit Manuscript


FSC welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: submissions@oatext.com alternatively to: editor.fsc@oatext.com

Publication Charges


Forensic Science and Criminology is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Forensic Science and Criminology are USD 2000/ GBP 1600.

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Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
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Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

What type of articles are published for free?

Editorials, letters, comments, retractions, etc. will be published for free of charge. APC is applicable for the article types like Research, Review, Mini review, Case Reports, opinions etc.

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Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

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Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

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The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

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No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

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No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.