The Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology published
biannually, publishes original work in
the fields of Forensic Medicine,
Forensic Radiology, Forensic Psychiatry,
Forensic Science, Toxicology, Sexual
Behaviour, Pollution, Environment
Hazards, Emergency Medicine, Traffic
Medicine, Traumatology. Communication of
articles on these topics, editorial
matters and books for review should be
Dr. O.P. Murty, M. D.
Editor-in-Chief, Room No. 304, 2nd Floor,
New Forensic Block,
Department of Forensic Medicine &
A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi - 110029, India
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions are accepted for publication on the condition that they
have not been published or submitted
for publication, and are subject to copy
editing, and to editorial changes
required for conformity with journal
high-quality copies on white bond paper
should be submitted (one of them the
original typescript), and the author
should retain a copy. It should not
exceed 20 typed pages including
references and tables.
title should be brief and to the point.
The names of the authors should appear
on the title page only with their
affiliations and their full address.
summary should be given at the beginning
of the article. It should be brief and
to the point, factual, and not normally
more than 150 words.
articles should include the following
headings : Introduction, Material and
Methods, Results, Discussion and
References. (IMRAD Structure)
All references should follow guidlines
given by world association of Medical
editors available on internet. A few
original papers, the name(s) in running
bold letters should be followed by the
title of the paper, the full name of the
journal, year of publication, the
volume number and the number of the
first and last page of the paper e.g. :
GI, Rayan CE, Miller IW, Norman WH,
Norman HW. Recovery and major
depression. Amer J Psychiatry
1992; 149(1) : 727-29.
H. Low serum cholesterol and
suicide. Lancet 1992; 339 :
text books and monographs, the name of
the author should be followed by the
title of the book, editor, and the
publisher, year and page number eg.
Macleod John. In : Davidson's
Principles and Practice of Medicine,
12th Edition, Churchill Livings tone :
London, 1997: 201-215.
references should be mentioned in number
in superscripts. The list of references
should be arranged as it is quoted in
the text and must be numbered. No part
of the references should be underlined.
While any reference carrying the names
of more than Six authors may be
condensed by using the term 'et al'.
In case of
multiple authorship, all reprints will
be sent to the first author. If an
author requires additional reprints, the
order must be sent together with the
manuscript, which will be supplied on
Each table should be on a separate
sheet, with adequate heading : table and
heading together should be self
explanatory. The desired position of the
table relative to the text should be
indicated in the left margin.
comments on tables apply equally to
figures. Figures/photographs should be
on glossy print, not photocopies;
photographs for reproduction should also
be glossy prints. Illustrations should
only be used where necessary to clarify
important points. Redrawing for
preparing illustrations to make them
suitable for photographic reproduction
will be charged to the author.
publication, papers can be submitted
under this section. Manuscript should
contain a maximum of 2000 words
including a maximum of 20 references and
not more than two tables; figures may
not be used. Papers submitted under this
section should not be sent elsewhere.
the Editor :
Letter should not exceed two double
spaced typed pages. Letters can be
regarding articles published in this
journal or any other significant
matter. Letters will be edited for
clarity and conformity with journal
style and may be shortened. There should
be not more than five references; tables
and figures cannot be used.
Articles have to be sent on a Computer
CD or email attachment in MS word file.
that do not meet the above specification
will be returned to the author for
revision before being considered for
review by the editorial board.