Aims and scope
Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences, the official publication of The International Association of Law and Forensic Sciences (IALFS), is an open access journal that publishes articles in the forensic sciences, pathology and clinical forensic medicine and its related specialities. The journal carries classic reviews, case studies, original research, hypotheses and learning points, offering critical analysis and scientific appraisal.
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Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
Citing articles in Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Articles in Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Egypt J Forensic Sci [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Egypt J Forensic Sci 2009, 1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Why publish your article in Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences?
Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences and SpringerOpen.
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Annual Journal Metrics
64 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
177 days from submission to acceptance
12 days from acceptance to publication
- ISSN: 2090-5939 (electronic)