Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Biocore's International Journal of Criminal and Forensic Science: An exhilarating approach

Biocore's International Journal of Criminal and Forensic Science " will emphasize high-level research of clinical relevance and exhilarating approach." It "deals with clinical case reports, mysterious incidents happens in the Forensic and Criminal research group." One not-so-exhilarating incident is the publication of a previously published paper on "Fingerprint Geometric Analysis." (Compare the IJCFS paper with the JFCI paper.)* The paper is mysterious indeed, but it ends with the promise that "Be assured, this method will provide a successful outcome!"

Biocore has been labelled a predatory publisher and conference organizer. This journal has no editor-in-chief named, but it lists an editorial with the following members as of 5/16/18:
Dobbert Duane, Professor, Division of Justice Studies, American College of Forensic Examiners International
Ismail M. Sebetan, Professor of Forensic Sciences, National University
Presley Larry, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Liberty University
Lee Ross, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Kim Simons, Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences Associate Professor, Emporia State University
Viviana Andreescu, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Louisville
Julie Campbell, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Illinois State University
* JFCI is the acronym of the Journal of Forensic and Crime Investigation. The contribution of the flaky Science Inquest Publishers, it promises that "We accepts your manuscripts which are related to Forensic and Crime Investigation."
  • Sent: Wed 5/16/2018 7:57 AM (and  5/15/2018 5:03 AM and 5/14/2018 6:51 AM)
    From: Criminal and Forensic Journal (
    Subject: Manuscript Submission @ Criminal and Forensic Science
    Dear Dr. DAVID HKAYE
    Biocore cordially invites researchers from all over the World to the platform where you can share, exhibit and explore all your views in the field of Criminal and Forensic Science. IJCF is inviting contributions for upcoming issues. IJCF welcomes and acknowledges high quality theoretical and experimental research articles, review articles, practice articles, editorials, short communications, case reports, blogs, letters(rapid responses), personal views, research methods and reporting articles from researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners and students from all over the world. ... Suggested topics include but are not limited to • Fingerprints and identification, Accident investigation and mass disasters • Forensic entomology, Forensic psychiatry • Computational forensics, Tool marks • Contact traces, Jurisprudence • Criminalistics, Physical Anthropology • Pathology and Biology, Poisoning and Breath Analyzers • Forensic DNA analysis and DNA profiling. If you face problems with paper submission, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to receiving your proposals.
    With Regards
    Editors of IJCF,

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