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Journal of Forensic Practice

Journal of Forensic Practice

Research relating to criminology, psychology and evidence-based practice across all forensic settings

ISSN: 2050-8794

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 0.54
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.21 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as British Journal of Forensic Practice
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Aims and Scope

The Journal of Forensic Practice (JFP) offers a constructive and challenging interpretation of a wide range of research and evidence-based practice that informs ways of working for individuals and wider organizations. The journal’s peer-reviewed, international content covers criminology, psychology and sociology as related to the criminal and civil justice systems.

JFP is multi-agency and multidisciplinary in its outlook and contributions are invited from academics, researchers, managers and practitioners in the forensic field.

The journal is committed to keeping researchers and professionals updated on all aspects of forensic application across a range of forensic environments, such as prison services, forensic settings and private providers.

JFP covers: 

  • practical application of theories and research to inform good practice 
  • the application of qualitative and quantitative approaches 
  • material to enhance reflective practice, developing knowledge and application of this using existing and developing theory.  

Brief literature/discussion papers

JFP also welcomes brief literature/discussion papers. These must not exceed 2,500 words in total, including references (up to 12 allowed) and may only include up to one table or figure. These brief papers should add clear value and knowledge to the forensic field. If you intend your work to be considered as a brief literature/discussion paper, please select this option from the drop down box when making your submission.


“The Journal of Forensic Practice is essential reading for clinicians and a fantastic addition to forensic professional literature.”

– Professor Tony Ward, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Journal of Forensic Practice is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options database, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, Illustrata, PsycINFO, ReadCube Discover, Social Care Online, ZETOC

Journal of Forensic Practice is ranked by:

Emerging Sources Citations Index (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus 

Journal of Forensic Practice is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection page.

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