Death Investigator Magazine is a publication of education, resources, products, and services. We accept articles on topics pertaining to all aspects of death and crime scene investigation as well as expert testimony, chain of custody, and other issues relating to this field. Topics can include but are not limited to:
- Discussions on technologies, products, industry trends, and solutions
- Detailed examinations of trends and technologies in forensic science
- Practical applications of tools and techniques that enable effective, efficient forensic procedures
- Emerging techniques or methodologies: a look at procedures that makeinvestigations or analysis more effective and/or efficient
- Legal/regulatory features: government, association, or industry policies that affect agencies, forensic practices, or investigators
- Discussion on the mental and physical well-being of death investigators and their families.
- Practical issues that affect those who work in the death investigation field.
- Humor related to the death investigation industry that is relatable, well thought out, but presented in a professional and respectful manner. i.e. 10 Things You Should Never Take to a Crime Scene or What My Grandmother Taught Me About Death Investigation
The readers of Death Investigator Magazine are, medical examiners or coroners, crime scene investigators, crime scene photographers, latent print examiners, law enforcement, forensic scientists or technicians, toxicologists legal professionals and others working in the forensic and medicolegal investigation industry.
The article review process should begin with a query or abstract. Please state your topic and objective and indicate your perspective as well as your professional relationship to the topic.
Articles must be objective and cannot promote a company or its products/services. Contributions from technical specialists in the vendor community are welcome, but must adhere to editorial guidelines for non-commercial writing. Content must be unbiased—inclusion of brand/product names and/or endorsement of a brand/product cannot be considered.
Manuscripts or abstracts should not have been published previously and should be submitted to Death Investigator Magazine on an exclusive basis. Although exclusive submissions are strongly preferred, simultaneous submissions in noncompetitive markets may be considered with the understanding that authors inform the editors upon submission. All manuscripts are subject to review and editing. The editorial staff makes all decisions regarding publication of articles.
Articles should provide a broad, industry‐wide look at the topic discussed.
- Articles should be written in third person, present tense.
- Length: Approximately 750 to 1,000 words
- A cover/feature article should be 1,500 – 2,000 words
- 2 images/graphics to illustrate the text are recommended.
- Text file types: Microsoft Word
- All submissions should include the author’s name, title, company or agency, a 35‐word author biography, address, phone, email, and website address.
- Authors are responsible for: all internal clearances for articles prior to submission for publication; all statements made in their work; obtaining written reprint permission for illustrations and data previously published.
Images and Graphics
- Do not embed images in text documents, PowerPoint files, or emails.
- Images should be at least four inches wide and 300 dpi.
- Crediting information and captions must be provided.
- Images used cannot be of a readily identifiable product in the market.
- A max of four images, figures, and tables can be used in an article.
- Please do NOT use endnotes or in-text citations.
- Note the placement of the citation with superscript 1or in parentheses (1).
- Works cited should be listed together at the end of the text.
- Articles with more than 5 references will have the references listed on the online version only.
Anita Brooks, Editor-in-Chief