Year of foundation: 2001

 Problematics: coverage of contemporary theoretical and applied problems of forensic science, conducting various types of forensic examinations, application of specific expertise in legal proceedings, legal education and training of forensic experts.


e-ISSN: 2708-5171

Certificate of State Registration: КВ No. 24671-14611 ПР of 19.01.2021

Professional registration: the scientific journal is included in the List of scientific specialized editions of Ukraine where results of Doctoral and PhD dissertations may be published according to the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 820 dated on 02.07.2020

Specialization: 081 Law

Branch of science: legal sciences

Specialization according to Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine (List of 2011):

12.00.07 “Administrative law and process; finance law; information law”;

12.00.09 “Criminal procedure and criminalistics; forensic science; crime detection and investigation”.

Frequency: 4 times a year

Publication languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Founders: Hon. Prof. M.S. Bokarius Kharkiv Research Institute of Forensic Examinations (currently, National Scientific Center «Hon. Prof. M. S. Bokarius Forensic Science Institute»), Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

All applications are submitted on behalf of the Publishing House of National Scientific Center «Hon. Prof. M. S. Bokarius Forensic Science Institute» ( Certificate on the entry of publishing business subject in the State Register of Publishers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Publishing Products – series ДК No 7423).

Editorial board address: st. Zalyutynska, 8, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61177


Publication type according to targeted areas: scientific, legal.

Sources of funding: issued at the expense of National Scientific Center «Hon. Prof. M. S. Bokarius Forensic Science Institute»

The thematic focus of the edition is coverage of modern theoretical and applied problems of criminalistics, performing various types of forensic examinations, applying specific expertise in legal proceedings, legal education and training of staff – forensic experts.

Objectives and main purposes of the edition are publication of results of scientific and dissertation researches in the fields of criminalistics, forensic science and related sciences, promulgation and exchange of experience in the field of legal science and staff training of forensic institutions, discussion of bills, dissemination of information on events of a scientific nature (feedbacks and peer reviews , personalities of scholars, defense of dissertations, new legal editions, scientific events - conferences, seminars, contests).

Scope of publication: domestic and international.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI-prefix): 10.32353;

 The Scientific Journal is included in international scientometric databases and libraries:
-The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
- «Index Copernicus International» (Warsaw, Poland) (ICV 2017: 64);
- Google Scholar;
- Worldcat.

Articles sent to the editorial board must correspond to its academic field within the following initiated sections:
- modern theoretical and legal problems of forensic science,
- relevant issues of criminal procedure and criminalistics;
- issues of organization of forensic expert support of the judiciary in Ukraine;
- forensic science: scientific developments in the field of expert researches, technologies, methods and techniques of forensic examinations;
- topical issues of scientific developments and practical results while performing certain types of forensic examinations;
- overview of foreign practice in the field of forensic science
- reviews;
- scientific chronicle;