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Forensic Science - FSC 500/503: Journals


Scholarly, peer-reviewed, Forensic Sciences journals are found at publisher websites and in library databases. Follow the links below or search the databases found on the databases page of this guide to find journals and look for journal articles.

Featured journal: Journal of Forensic IdentificationPrint: 1988 - present (Terrace Level), JFI Abstracts: 1998 - present, or, for example: Journal Name Search at NCJRS abstracts only, one article in 2020 open access.

Image of JFI in print on the Terrace Level of the library

Image of JFI in print to present on the Terrace Level of the library


American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners Journal (JASTEE)

Analytical ChemistryACS: 1947 - present

Canadian Society of Forensic Science JournalTaylor & Francis: 1968 - present

Drug Testing and AnalysisWiley: 2009 - present

Forensic ChemistryScienceDirect: 2016 - present

Forensic Science InternationalScienceDirect: 1995 - present

Forensic Science International: GeneticsScienceDirect: 2007 - present

Forensic Science, Medicine, and PathologySpringerNature: 3/2005 - present

Forensic Sciences ResearchTaylor & Francis: 2016 - present

Forensic Science ReviewNote: access to abstracts, Table of Contents (TOC); with just the recent Professional Review and Commentary available in Full Text online.

Forensic ToxicologySpringerNature: 7/2006 - present

International Journal of Legal MedicineSpringerNature: 1997 - present

Investigative GeneticsEBSCO Open Access: 2010 - 2016 Open Access

Investigative Sciences JournalISJ: 2009 - 2017

Japanese Journal of Forensic Science and TechnologyJ-STAGE: 2005 - present

Journal of Analytical ChemistrySpringerNature: 2000 - present

Journal of Analytical ToxicologyOxford University Press: 1996 - present

Journal of Chromatography BScienceDirect: 2009 - present

Journal of Forensic & Legal MedicineScienceDirect: 2009 - present

Journal of Forensic IdentificationPrint: 1988 - present, Abstracts: 1998 - present or, for example: Journal Name Search at NCJRS abstracts only.

Journal of Forensic Science EducationOpen Access, sponsored by The Council of Forensic Science Educators
Open Access: 2019 - present 
Open Access

Journal of Forensic SciencesThe official publication of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Wiley: 2006 - present, Print: 1962-1963, 1965-1997, 1999-2005, 2010

Journal of Forensic Toxicology & PharmacologySciTechnol: 2012 - present (hybrid open access). Some articles are open access and full text. Others are abstract only.

Journal of Psychoactive DrugsPrint: 1981-1996, 1999-2011, Taylor & Francis: 1997 - present

Legal MedicineScienceDirect: 1999 - present

Medicine, Science and the Lawaccess to Table of Contents (TOC) and abstracts only from SAGE Journals.

Problems of Forensic Sciences / Z Zagadnień Nauk SądowychPublisher: 1997 - 1998 (abstracts only) 1999 - present (open access)

Regulatory Toxicology and PharmacologyScienceDirect: 1995 - present

Science and Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science SocietyScienceDirect: 1/1995 - present, also: Journal of the Forensic Science Society, Print: 1970, 1977, 1984-1994

Journals at the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Open Access Journals at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)


The library does not have subscription access to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC); however, several journals are open access. Select the open access search results filter on the search results page.

Journal from the FBI Laboratory


Forensic Science Communications

Peer reviewed forensic science journal. Published quarterly by FBI Laboratory personnel from April 1999 to April 2010. "This is archived material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website. It may contain outdated information and links may no longer function." If you have a citation from this journal and the links no longer function at, then look for the article in Google Scholar and/or the NCJRS Virtual Library.

Journal Titles indexed in PubMed


Find journal titles indexed in National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine databases

Includes titles indexed in PubMed.
Find journal title abbreviations.

Use PubMed to search for articles in those journal titles. Use the PubMed links from the library Databases A-Z page for better access to what we may subscribe to.

Titles like Journal of Forensic Sciences, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, and  Forensic Science International and more are indexed in PubMed.

Journals, Qualities of:


Selecting a Journal for Publication: Quality IndicatorsFrom Washington University in St. Louis.

For example:
Is the journal published by an established publisher or recognized professional society?

Does the journal provide a description of the review process?

Does the journal belong to organizations that promote publication ethics?

Which citation databases index the journal contents?

Are there instructions for authors and other helpful tips?



Access library databases, ebooks, journals, journal articles, and streaming video from off campus.



1)  select a resource from Databases A-Z or a Research Guide (ex. EBSCOhost)

2)  on the “EzPproxy” login screen

3)  enter your FalconNet username and password


NOTE: Your EzPproxy login is the same as your Campus Network login (FalconNet); also, your Canvas login and your Email login--without the It is NOT your My CedarCrest login.

If you encounter a problem or need assistance email Cressman Library Information Services at Email individual librarians to make a Reference appointment for help with research questions.

Find a journal article when you have the DOI

CASSI Search Tool


CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool

Identify journal titles and abbreviations.

Questions about a Journal title?


Search E-Journals & Periodicals Publication Finder to find journals and/or to verify Cressman Library subscriptions. Or check, the WorldCat Discovery A-to-Z Titles list.

TIP: Before submitting an Interlibrary Loan, be sure to look up the journal title in E-Journals & Periodicals Publication Finder or in the WorldCat Discovery A-to-Z Titles list. Try searching Google Scholar, too.


Google Scholar


Search Google Scholar from the Databases A-Z page or from a Cressman Library Research Guide so that your results will include Find It @ Cedar Crest links when the library has full text access.

Google Scholar Search

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


Before requesting an Interlibrary Loan (ILL), try to find the article at Google Scholar. If the PDF of the article is not found there, then find it in WorldCat Discovery, the library catalog. Look for the blue interlibrary loan button. Fill out the form.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan, please visit Library Services | Interlibrary Loan.

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