The International Journal of Legal Medicine aims to improve the scientific resources used in the elucidation of crime and related forensic applications at a high level of evidential proof. The journal offers review articles tracing development in specific areas, with up-to-date analysis; original articles discussing significant recent research results; case reports describing interesting and exceptional examples; letters to the editors; and technical notes, which appear in a section originally created for rapid publication of data in the dynamic field of DNA analysis.

This is an official publication of the International Academy of Legal Medicine.

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  • Heidi Pfeiffer,
  • Andreas Schmeling
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2.602 (2021)
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33 days
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577,174 (2021)
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    Authors (first, second and last of 4)

    • Ingo Wirth
    • Tony Fracasso
    • Andreas Schmeling
    • Content type: Editorial
    • Open Access
    • Published: 24 September 2022

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1437-1596
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0937-9827
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