The journal Forensic Toxicology provides an international forum for publication of studies on toxic substances, drugs of abuse, doping agents, chemical warfare agents, and their metabolisms and analyses, which are related to laws and ethics. It includes original articles, reviews, mini-reviews, short communications, case reports, and letters to the editor. Although a major focus of the journal is on the development or improvement of analytical methods for the above-mentioned chemicals in human matrices, appropriate studies with animal experiments are also published.

Forensic Toxicology is the official publication of the Japanese Association of Forensic Toxicology (JAFT) and is the continuation of the Japanese Journal of Forensic Toxicology (ISSN 0915-9606).

This publication is supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

  • Presents studies on toxic substances, drugs of abuse, doping agents, chemical warfare agents and more
  • Coverage includes original articles, reviews, mini-reviews, short communications, and case reports
  • Official publication of the Japanese Association of Forensic Toxicology

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Chief Editor
  • Osamu Suzuki,
  • Yasuo Seto
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.476 (2018)
Impact factor
2.576 (2018)
Five year impact factor
23 days
Submission to first decision
62 days
Submission to acceptance
99,116 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1860-8973
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1860-8965
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