Journal of Forensic Sciences

As the official publication of AAFS, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) brings you original investigations, observations, scholarly inquiries and reviews in various branches of the forensic sciences. Through the JFS, we aim to strengthen the scientific foundation of forensic science in legal and regulatory communities around the world. If you are not a member of the Academy, you must subscribe to JFS in order to access full length articles or utilize the purchase instant access option.  


2023-24 AAFS President Ken Williams discusses the importance of diversity and the continued efforts of the AAFS to promote Justice For All in his newly published President's Editorial. "From student to morgue attendant to bench analyst to laboratory management, I have dedicated the majority of my adult life to the pursuit of justice through forensic science. My journey ... "

- 2023-24 AAFS President C. Ken Williams
Justice For All
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JFS Noteworthy 2023
JFS Noteworthy Articles

What is the JFS Noteworthy Articles initiative?

JFS Noteworthy Articles is a collection of JFS articles chosen to feature some of the most impactful scientific articles representing the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of forensic science. JFS Editors select the articles annually, which are in turn featured as a special collection made openly available and free to read for a limited period of time. Selection of an article for the collection highlights the published work of author(s) or a research team.

For Authors

Each year, JFS publishes scientific research from authors around the world. We welcome original manuscript submissions focusing on research with theoretical or practical implications for the forensic sciences. 

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As a dues paying AAFS member, you receive a digital subscription to the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Students of AAFS receive discounted journal access.