The September 2023 issue of the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) is now available and includes a "Special Section on Fentanyl and its Analogs in Forensic Science." The articles published in the Special Section spread across the disciplines of JFS – Criminalistics, Digital & Multimedia Sciences, Pathology/Biology, and Toxicology. Many authors, reviewers, and JFS Associate Editors contributed to the effort represented in the Special Section. As JFS Editor-in-Chief Michael Peat previously stated:
"Without question, certainly in the USA, the deaths caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are a major public health challenge. Forensic science must play its part in supplying information to policy makers reacting to the trends that are seen in the use of these drugs, as well as work with the public health and addiction medicine communities to overcome the drugs' impact on society. We hope that the papers included in the Special Section offer information to achieve these goals."
The articles in this issue are accessible at: JFS September 2023 issue. To access the articles in their entirety, please ensure that you are logged into your AAFS Member Portal (https://accounts.aafs.org/sign-in).
A PDF of this issue will be available next week for download for AAFS Members via the Member Portal. Download instructions are available here.
The Editorial Board of JFS is multidisciplinary and international, reflecting the composition of the forensic science research community JFS serves. JFS welcomes your submissions via its online platform at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jofs. Please visit the JFS homepage at https://www.aafs.org/journal-forensic-sciences to learn more.
The views and opinions expressed in the articles contained in the Academy News are those of the identified authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Academy.