MSL Journal

Medicine, Science and the Law is the official journal of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences and was first published in 1960. Currently the journal is published under the RSM Journals banner by SAGE. Please contact SAGE publishing regarding the journal.

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Members receive hard copy of the journal and have electronic access to all back issues as well as current articles.

The journal aims to advance knowledge of forensic science and of forensic medicine vis publication of reviews, research articles, commentaries, and details of events. and has an international audience, keeping readers informed of developments and trends in the forensic sciences by reporting, discussing and debating current issues of importance in forensic practice.

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Our current Editor in Chief is Professor Andrew Forrester, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist.


BAFS welcomes applications for Membership from professionals with qualifications in medicine, science, or the law who have contributed, or are likely to contribute, to the application and practice of the Forensic Sciences. Applicants from within these disciplines who are interested, but lack experience, may be offered Associate Membership.