Aims and Scope of the Journal


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.

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.