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About FSC - Forensic Science Communications

About FSC

Forensic Science Communications (FSC, ISSN 1528-8005) is a peer-reviewed forensic science journal published quarterly in January, April, July, and October by FBI Laboratory personnel. It is a means of communication between forensic scientists.

Forensic Science Communications supersedes Crime Laboratory Digest.

The validity of the information in Forensic Science Communications can be guaranteed only if it was obtained directly from www.fbi.gov.

Inclusion of a manuscript in Forensic Science Communications in no way represents an endorsement or recommendation of any part of that article by the federal government, the Department of Justice, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Names of commercial manufacturers are provided for identification only, and inclusion does not imply endorsement by the FBI. Contributing authors assume total responsibility for the content and accuracy of their submissions.

Furthermore, inclusion of a manuscript in Forensic Science Communications, a federal publication, does not dedicate the manuscript to the public domain. Submissions printed in Forensic Science Communications may be protected by U.S. copyright laws, and reproduction or distribution without the authors’ authorization may be a violation of copyright laws. Please contact the Managing Editor with requests for reproduction.

Manuscripts and other information relating to the journal should be sent to the following:


  • Managing Editor, Forensic Science Communications,
    (703) 632-8374 (Fax)

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