Dear Forensic Scientists,
As we promised you during the 15 th Forensic Sciences Congress which is a scientific meeting platform of the scientists working in the field of forensic sciences, we are grateful to present you the first volume of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine for 2018. We are presenting you a volume that should be archived including different fields of forensic sciences once again.
Sexual violence of children and women is one of the primary subjects of our country nowadays and it is sustaining to be aware of the fact that this issue was scientifically scrutinized in our journal for years and it was referenced for numerous studies and for the press as well, proving that we were on the correct path for all these years. Unfortunately, there is no sufficient scientific data showing the actual extent of the harassment of children and women in our country, which in return creates a problem to reveal this issue subjectively. As being one of the first countries signing the Convention on the Right of the Children, we should highlight the fact that, any individual who is under 18 years old is both medically and legally a child. Besides this, we should also raise our voices in a scientific way for all these children for any medical, legal and social sanction and implementation. The way of it is to share our knowledge and studies in this field in the Bulletin of Legal Medicine which is an internationally known journal that is scanned by Tubitak Ulakbim TR Index and international DOAJ databases (Directory of Open Access Journals). We would like to invite all scientists to direct their studies in these relevant fields to our journal.
We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...
Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgoz
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The Bulletin of Legal Medicine is an open access scientific journal. Open access means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The Journal and content of this website is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article and make commercial use of the article. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article, as long as the author is properly attributed.
The Bulletin of Legal Medicine requires the author as the rights holder to sign and submit the journal's agreement form prior to acceptance. The authors retain copyright of their work and grant the Association for its publication. This ensures both that The Journal has the right to publish the article and that the author has confirmed various things including that it is their original work and that it is based on valid research.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
*Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
*Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
*Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.