Volume 50, Issue 6 (November 2005)
The Next Chapter for the Journal of Forensic Sciences
It is always sad when a long relationship ends. For the past 35 years ASTM, now ASTM International, has published the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS). Over this period, Abel Dominguez, Bob Gaensslen and myself have served as Editors of JFS and relied upon the wonderful staff of ASTM to help us. On behalf of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and the past and present Editors, I thank ASTM and all those in that organization who have been instrumental in making JFS what it is today—the leading forensic science journal in the world. In particular I would like to thank the following as they have been of valuable assistance to the present Editorial Office: Therese Blyler, Robert Dreyfuss, Qiu-Ping Gong, Kathe Hooper, Margaret Lawlor, Robert Meltzer, Roberta Storer. Beginning in January 2006, Blackwell Publishing, Inc. will publish JFS. From the reader's viewpoint there will be no change—you will receive the Journal every two months and have access to web-based papers through the AAFS website, or if a non-member through www.blackwellpublishing.com. JFS will look the same and contain the same high-quality papers that you are accustomed to reading.