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Forensic Examinations of Deceased from COVID-19

Forensic Sciences Research Special Issue: Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 August 2020

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology associated with individuals who visited a wholesale seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, in China. The etiologic agent was identified as a novel betacoronavirus, subsequently named SARS CoV-2, that rapidly spread throughout China, sparking concerns for a global pandemic. Now with more cases in Europe and Asia outside China, there is a serious concern whether this can be stopped at all. This emerging infectious disease has significant implications for the forensic science fields.

Here at Forensic Sciences Research, we are setting up a special virtual collection of manuscripts to present the postmortem imaging characterization, guideline for forensic experts on the examination of infected dead and analysis of psychological state of medical staff and the public of COVID-19, etc. We encourage all COVID-19 submissions, including research articles, reviews, case reports, and letters to editors, and will expedite the publication of accepted manuscripts. In addition, manuscripts published in this special collection will be available open access and free of charge.

Forensic Sciences Research

Language: en-UK

Publisher: tandf

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Submission guidelines

The full-length manuscript (either PDF file or MS word file) should be sent by August 31, 2020 to the office of Forensic Sciences Research through the on-line submission system of the journal (https://www.editorialmanager.com/tfsr/default.aspx). Detailed instructions for authors are available at this website of the journal.

Editorial Information


Prof. Min Shen, Academy of Forensic Science, China
Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Published on 9th March 2020. Last updated on 20th May 2020.