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Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine

The Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine provides a forum for the rapid publication of topical articles on all clinical aspects of forensic medicine and related specialties. 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. Please login to view the journal


All aspects of the medical principles of care and forensic assessment of individuals in contact with the judicial system are examined and the journal has a broad international perspective.

Topics covered in the journal include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following, particularly within the clinical setting:

  • Forensic medicine training, forensic medicine national systems
  • Occupational health of police, fitness to interview
  • Healthcare in police and prison custody, death in custody
  • Forensic science, psychiatry, toxicology, odontology, anthropology
  • Death investigation and causes of death
  • Human identification
  • Mental health
  • Criminology
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Interpersonal violence, assault and injury, personal injury, elder abuse, domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide, parasuicide, and deliberate self-harm
  • Restraint injuries
  • Drug and alcohol misuse, drink and drug driving
  • Traffic medicine, transportation medicine, refugee and asylum medicine
  • Medical law and medical negligence
  • Mass disaster
  • Torture
  • Extra-judicial deaths
  • Human rights
Vol/Iss Projected Mail Date
69/C 06 Jan 2020
70/C 14 Feb 2020
71/C 31 Mar 2020
72/C 15 May 2020
73/C 30 Jun 2020
74/C 14 Aug 2020
75/C 29 Sep 2020
76/C 12 Nov 2020