About the Journal


The Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine (AJFSFM) is aimed at promoting scientific communication among medical investigators worldwide. AJFSFM, which benefits from an international editorial board, has been published biannually since 2014 by Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS), Riyadh – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Contents include peer-reviewed research papers covering different aspects of clinical toxicology and forensic medicine.

AJFSFM is adhering to ICMJE and COPE recommendations. This Journal accepts Original Articles, Review Articles, Book Reviews, Conference Proceedings, Case Reports, Technical Notes, and Letters to the Editor.

A full double-blind refereeing process is applied in which papers are sent to 3-4 experts for their peer review. The opinions of up to three experts are sought to evaluate the manuscript fully with respect to its significance, relevance, quality, and clarity. On receipt of all reviewer comments, and potentially further consultation with Associate Editors, a decision is made by the Associate Editors and the Editor-in-Chief, who will send the decision to the corresponding author. The whole process may take 2-3 months.


Possible decisions include:

  • Accepted
  • Accepted with Minor Revision
  • Accepted with Major Revision
  • Rejected

For papers, which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.


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Processing/ Publishing Charges: AJFSFM is an open access (CC BY-NC) journal accessible for free on the Internet. We guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or pay any pay-per-view fees to access articles in the electronic version of the journal. In addition, the processing of a paper has no charge.