Focus and Scope


Members of the Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE) and the International Graphonomics Society (IGS) typically submit manuscripts to the JFDE, but original material submitted by nonmembers, who are employed as professional document examiners, or by experts in related forensic fields, will also be considered.  Publication will depend upon space available and suitability for inclusion in the JFDE, as determined by the Editorial Board.  JFDE editors reserve the right to clarify and/or condense any material submitted for publication, but request that authors submit only work they believe to be in finished form and suitable for our format.  Papers selected for publication are peer reviewed with the exception of book reviews and guest papers.

Previously published materials will be considered but must be accompanied by release from all previous publishers;  such release remains the responsibility of the author.  All material appearing in the JFDE is copyrighted by AFDE.

The Editorial Board will acknowledge receipt of submissions.  

Decisions to send a paper for peer review are made by the Editor and Scientific Advisory Board.  Submission does not guarantee peer review or publication.  Authors can track the progress of their submissions through the Open Journal System.