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“Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology ” is a double-blind peer reviewed international journal. The frequency is quarterly. It deals with Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Toxicology, DNA fingerprinting, sexual medicine, environmental medicine, Forensic Pathology, legal medicine and public health laws. It has been assigned International standard serial No. p-0973-9122 and e-0973-9130. The Journal has been assigned RNI No. DELENG/2008/21789.The journal is also indexed with Google Scholar, Scilit, CINAHL, EBSCOhost (USA),Embase and many other international databases.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Scope of Journal:

  • Forensic Pathology: Investigation of the cause, manner, and mechanism of death through post-mortem examinations.
  • Toxicology: Study of the effects of poisons, toxins, drugs, and other substances on the human body, often in the context of legal investigations.
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine: Application of medical expertise to legal issues, including sexual assault examinations, injury interpretation, and expertise in court testimony.
  • Forensic DNA Analysis: Techniques and advancements in the use of DNA in criminal investigations and identification of individuals.
  • Forensic Anthropology: Study of human remains to assist in the identification of deceased individuals and the determination of cause of death.
  • Criminalistics: Examination of physical evidence, such as fingerprints, bloodstains, and ballistics,to solve crimes.
  • Forensic Psychiatry: Assessment and evaluation of mental health issues in the context of legal cases.
  • Forensic Odontology: Application of dental knowledge to identify individuals and analyze bite marks in legal investigations.
  • Analytical Techniques: Development and application of analytical methods for detecting and quantifying substances relevant to forensic investigations.
  • Legal and Ethical Issues: Exploration of the legal and ethical considerations in forensic medicine and toxicology practice.

  • Aims:

    IJFMT aims to serve the specialized needs of professionals, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of forensic medicine and toxicology. Our aims include:

    1. Dissemination of Research and Knowledge: To publish original research articles, reviews, and case studies that contribute to the body of knowledge in forensic medicine and toxicology. This involves sharing advancements in forensic science, investigative techniques, and toxicological analyses.
    2. Case Reports and Studies: To provide a platform for the publication of case reports and studies that highlight unique or challenging forensic cases, contributing to the understanding of specific forensic and toxicological issues.
    3. Promotion of Best Practices: To promote best practices in forensic investigations, autopsies, and toxicological analyses. The journal may publish articles that discuss standard operating procedures,methodologies, and advancements in forensic techniques.
    4. Education and Training: To contribute to the education and training of forensic professionals,pathologists, toxicologists, law enforcement, and legal professionals. This includes publishing articles that provide insights into emerging trends, technologies, and methodologies in forensic medicine and toxicology.
    5. Legal and Ethical Considerations: To explore and discuss legal and ethical considerations in forensic practice. This may involve addressing issues related to the admissibility of forensic evidence in court, ethical guidelines for forensic practitioners, and the impact of forensic findings on legal proceedings.
    6. Toxicology Advances: To focus on toxicology-related research, including studies on the effects of drugs, poisons, and other substances on the human body. This may encompass both clinical and postmortem toxicology.
    7. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: To foster collaboration between forensic medicine, toxicology, and related disciplines. This includes interdisciplinary research that may involve fields such as genetics,pathology, chemistry, and criminal justice.
    8. Quality Assurance and Standardization: To uphold high standards in forensic and toxicological analyses by publishing articles on quality assurance, validation of methods, and standardization of procedures.
    9. Forensic Psychiatry: To cover aspects of forensic psychiatry, including assessments of mental states, criminal responsibility, and the intersection of psychiatry with legal and forensic issues.
    10. Global Perspectives: To provide a global perspective on forensic medicine and toxicology by featuring research and insights from various regions and jurisdictions.


    • Forensic Scientists: Professionals involved in the application of scientific methods to legal investigations, including forensic pathologists, toxicologists, forensic chemists, and other specialists.
    • Medical Examiners and Coroners: Individuals responsible for investigating and determining thecause of death in cases of sudden, suspicious, or unexplained deaths.
    • Law Enforcement Professionals: Police officers, detectives, and other law enforcement officials involved in criminal investigations.
    • Legal Professionals: Attorneys, judges, and legal scholars interested in the intersection of medicine, science, and the law.
    • Researchers and Academics: Scholars and researchers in forensic science, toxicology, and related disciplines.
    • Medical and Healthcare Professionals: Clinicians interested in the medical aspects of legal cases,such as sexual assault examinations and medical expert witnesses.
    • Forensic Psychologists: Professionals applying psychological expertise to legal and criminal investigations.
    • Government Agencies: Agencies involved in criminal justice, public safety, and forensic investigations.

    Important Information

    Manuscript Submission fee - There is no fee for manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted any time. Submission is always open
    Manuscript Processing Charges- We charge for manuscript processing from authors. Authors must pay charges only if the article is accepted for publication. The charges are per article. If some author does not want to pay, he can withdraw his article.

    The charges are as follows
    1. India and SAARC countries- Indian Rupees 5000/-
    2. Rest of world - US $ 200

    Rebate / waiver policy - Editor can give rebate/ wave off charges depending on author’s status like student, no funding from any source, research from developing countries or research of exceptional status. Please write to Editor giving justification for rebate. Editor‘s decision is final and binding.

    Digital archiving Policy- the issues of the journal are archived into PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS

    Review Policy for articles- The journal follows double blind peer review policy for all articles. Once the article is received, it is forwarded to our two reviewers after removing names of authors and their affiliations. Authors are also not informed names of reviewers. Reviewers send their comments in due course of time and these comments/ queries are forwarded to authors to make corrections or offer explanations. Once the reviewers are satisfied with corrections in manuscripts or explanations given by authors, authors are conveyed the decision of acceptance of article. If author/s refuses to make corrections as suggested by reviewers, manuscript is rejected for publication.

    Plagiarism checking policy- The journal has zero tolerance policy for plagiarism. We regularly use software Dupli checker for detection of plagiarism.

    Licensing Policy Articles in Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology journal are Open Access articles which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work and source is properly cited.

    5. Copyright Policy Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:- -Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication
    -Authors continue to retain publishing rights to the article without restrictions.

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