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Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences (JFDS) is the official publication of the Indian Association of Forensic Odontology that is published 3 Issues. JFDS publishes scientific papers on well designed and controlled original research involving forensic science. Papers may also include reports on unusual and interesting case presentations.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Indian Science Abstracts, PubMed Central

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

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Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the Journal

Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences, an official publication of Indian Association of Forensic Odontology, publishes scientific articles relating to forensic odontology and its extended fields including forensic genetics, forensic medicine, forensic sciences, forensic toxicology, forensic anthropology, forensic dactyloscopy, forensic geology, forensic pathology, and forensic serology. Journal aims at promoting knowledge and awareness among forensic odontologists as well as general dentists by publishing scientific articles from following categories, original research, systematic review, case reports and letter to editor. Journal amplified further from first issue of 2016, by introducing e-article (online only articles) to accommodate more number of articles. Journal invites scientific papers on well designed and controlled original research, unusual and interesting case reports so as to expose the views, newer trends, advancements, molecular technique to keep the readers in pace with global advancements.

Indian Association of Forensic Odontology

Forensic odontology is the branch of dentistry that deals with the proper handling and examination of dental evidence and with proper evaluation and presentation of dental findings in the interest of justice. Forensic odontology is emerging as a potential branch in dentistry and awareness of this speciality among the dental fraternity is unfortunately less in India compared to the rest of the world. Indian Association of Forensic Odontology (IAFO) was started in the year 2002, with the aim of promoting awareness of forensic odontology among the medical and dental professionals and the keepers of law and justice. It also aims at conducting active research and interactive state and national level conference/symposia in this field and thereby contributes to the ever expanding science of forensic medicine.

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