The Journal

The International Journal of Forensic Medical Investigation is the official publication of Poly- hybrid Forensic Consult and is a biannual peer- reviewed international Journal. The Journal may allow open access to its contents available online at www.ijfmi.com but authors would however pay for processing of manuscripts including colour reproduction of photographs and reprints.

Scope of the Journal

The International Journal of Forensic Medical Investigation is a multidisciplinary forensic online Journal covering basic science, clinical research, botany, zoology, microbiology etc. involved with forensic medical investigation. Articles with clinical interest and implications are preferred. All submissions are subject to peer review by the Editorial Board or reviewers in appropriate specialties. We consider for research manuscripts from any part of the world, including developing and developed countries.

The Editorial Process

Manuscripts are reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to International Journal of Forensic Medical Investigation alone at that point in time and has not been published elsewhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The Journal expects that one of the authors would be authorized to correspond in all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received should be duly acknowledged and on submission, editors would review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or those that lack significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to International Journal of Forensic Medical Investigation readers or those that significantly fail plagiarism test are also liable to be rejected at this stage. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in the Journal would be sent to two or more expert reviewers. During submission, the contributor is requested to provide names of two or three qualified reviewers with experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but the reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. The selection of these reviewers is however at the sole discretion of the editor. The Journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each

other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who, based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format, and the page proofs sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the Journal would publish articles online as ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance.

Disclaimer

Note because, the information presented in this Journal reflect the views of the authors in its entirety and not that of the Editorial board nor the publisher. Similarly, publication of articles does not equate to endorsement by the Journal. Similarly, liabilities arising from documents contained herein are not the responsibility of the Journal, its board or the publisher. Readers are therefore encouraged to verify and confirm displayed information appropriately.

Editorial Correspondence

Dr. EI Odokuma

Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences,
Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria.

Email: editor@ijfmi.com

Prof. PS Igbigbi

Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences,
Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria.

Email: psigbigbi@phfconsult.org