The Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences - BJFS, linked to the Paulista Institute of Legal Studies and Bioethical - IPEBJ, in the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, is an electronic journal, and nonprofit organization, which has as objectives: to publish results of scientific research related to the playing field of forensic science, bioethics, medical law , dental and health and relay several information that aim to contribute to the development of forensic science and related fields.
The Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences publishes articles in the following categories:
I - Original Articles - are contributions to disseminate original and unpublished research results, that can be replicated and / or generalized, as well as research and interpretive discursive formulations of theorist effect.
II - Letters to the Editor - includes letters aimed at discussing recent articles, published in the Journal, or reporting research or significant scientific findings.
II - Theoretical study: analysis of theoretical constructs of forensic science or a related field, leading to the questioning of existing and development of hypotheses for future research.
IV - Brief Communications and Case Reports - are original studies or preliminary research notes containing unpublished data relevant to the field of forensic science, bioethics, medical law, dental, health and related areas.
V - Reviews - critical review of the literature.
a) Systematic Review - uses a research method conducted by synthesizing the results of original studies, quantitative or qualitative. The objective is to answer a specific question of relevance to the field of forensic science, bioethics, medical law, dental and health and related areas. It describes in detail the process of finding the original studies, the criteria used for their selection and inclusion in the review and the procedures employed in the synthesis of the results obtained by the studies reviewed (which may or may not be procedures for meta-analysis or meta-synthesis). The premises of the review are: the exhaustion in pursuit of the studies, a justified selection of the studies by inclusion and exclusion criteria and explicit assessment of methodological quality, and the use of statistical techniques to quantify the results.
b) An Integrative Review - uses a research method that presents the synthesis of multiple published studies and provides general conclusions about a particular area of study, in a systematic and orderly way and contributes to a deeper understanding of the subject investigated. You must follow standards of methodological rigor, clarity of the presentation of the results, so that the reader can identify the actual characteristics of the studies included in the review. Steps for integrative review: identification of the theme and selection of the hypothesis or research question to the survey, establishing criteria for inclusion and exclusion of studies / samples, or literature search, defining the information to be extracted from the selected studies / categorization studies, assessment of studies included in the review, interpretation of results, presentation of the review / synthesis of knowledge.
- Articles Reflection – a matter of character or opinionated analysis of issues that may contribute to the deepening of topics related to the field of forensic science, bioethics, medical law, dental and health and related areas.
VII - Editorial - the authors are invited to write a Editorial for a specific number of the journal.
BJFS is Open Access.
There are no fees for publication or access of articles.