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Aims and Scope

The Novel Forensic Research (NOFOR) is the official journal of the Turaz Bilim Society. NOFOR is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal. It publishes articles in English and is issued quarterly in January, May, and September. All manuscripts are evaluated through a double-blind peer review process by independent and impartial national and international reviewers. Information regarding manuscript preparation, submission, and the peer review process can be found on the Instructions for Authors page and in the printed issues of the journal available at

The Novel Forensic Research (NOFOR) journal aims to contribute to the scientific world with the most innovative, cutting-edge, and influential publications in the field of general forensic science. 

The Novel Forensic Science International journals offer comprehensive and pioneering coverage within the forensic sciences and beyond, disseminating ground-breaking discoveries, highly specialised research, and foundational science across to the world of publications.

The journal strives for an international authorship and publishes a broad scope of forensic sciences including:

Forensic pathology
Clinical forensic medicine
Forensic psychiatry
Forensic toxicology and chemistry (including drugs, alcohol, etc.)
Forensic biology (including the identification of hairs and fibers)
Forensic genetics
Document examination
Accident investigation
Crime scene investigation
Quality assurance
Forensic entomology
Forensic odontology
Digital evidence
Gunshot injury, etc.

The journal publishes:

1. Original Research Articles (Regular Papers)
2. Review Articles
3. Case Report
4. Rapid Communications
5. Technical Notes
6. Preliminary Communications
7. Letters to the Editor
8. Commentaries

Novel Forensic Research adheres to strict ethical publication guidelines and actively supports a culture of inclusive and representative publication. For any submission enquiries, please contact the respective Editor.

Full content of all manuscripts published by the Novel Forensic Science is available and can be downloaded at free of charge.

Basic Publication Rules

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)Council of Science Editors (CSE),  Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

Publication Fee

Novel Forensic Research (NOFOR) Ejmanager article tracking system software. With the journal infrastructure, instant open access to articles is provided and articles published in journals are made available online free of charge all over the world. You do not need to be a member to access the articles. All articles in the system can be accessed and read without being a journal user. No fee is charged for article submission, evaluation and publication. In addition, authors are not paid royalties for their articles.

Open Access Statement

Novel Forensic Research (NOFOR)  is an open access publication, and the journal’s publication model is based on Budapest Access Initiative (BOAI) declaration. All published content is available online, free of charge  The journal’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) 4.0 International License which permits third parties to share and adapt the content for non-commercial purposes by giving the appropriate credit to the original work.  

Prof. Dr. Osman CELBIS

Publisher and Editor in Chief of Novel Forensic Research (NOFOR)
Department of Forensic Medicine,
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University,
Faculty of Medicine, Alanya, Türkiye
Tel: +90 532 364 26 66

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