The Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides a forum for the rapid publication of topical articles on all clinical aspects of forensic medicine and closely related specialities. The Journal carries definitive reviews, original communications, hypotheses, learning points of important issues, offering critical analysis and scientific appraisal. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, and the Journal is listed in MEDLINE/Index Medicus.
The recent increase in the volume of articles submitted in 2019/20 means the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine has the second highest submission rate in the Elsevier family of forensic journals after Forensic Science International. We are proud that submissions are from a breadth of geographical areas, and although both citations and downloads are increasing the Editor has decreased the time taken to make decisions and get work published online.
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Meet the Editor-in-Chief
Prof Tim Thompson
Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology, Associate Dean (Academic), School of Health & Life Sciences, Teesside University.
Tim Thompson is Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology and Associate Dean (Academic) in the School of Health & Life Sciences. Tim has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books and his latest is ‘Human Remains: Another Dimension – the application of imaging to the study of human remains’. Prior to this, he published the book ‘The Archaeology of Cremation: Burned Human Remains in Funerary Studies’, was co-author of ‘Human Identity and Identification’ with Dr Rebecca Gowland (Durham University) and senior editor for the book ‘Forensic Human Identification’.
Tim served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Science & Justice’ for three years and is now the E-i-C for the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Society of Biology and is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine. In 2014, Tim was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy for excellence in teaching and support for learning in higher education and is passionate about education, training and development.
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Equality & Diversity Policy
The Editor, supported by the FFLM, is committed to pursuing equality and diversity in the Editorial Board membership and authorship.