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AFTE Journal is the official publication of the
Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners. The AFTE Journal is
dedicated to the sharing of information, techniques and procedures. It
is the editorís goal that this sharing of information results in the
criminal justice system having the most accurate and complete
information available. Opinions and views expressed in the AFTE Journal
are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views
of the Editor, the Editorial Committee, or the Association of Firearm
and Tool Mark Examiners.
Members of the Association of Firearm and Tool
Mark Examiners receive a subscription to the AFTE Journal as part of their dues. Information concerning membership is available from the Associationís Membership Secretary. A subscription to the AFTE Journal is available from the Editor.
Subscription rates and a subscription application can be found by
clicking here. Prepayment of the subscription rate is required. Claims for non-receipt of the AFTE Journal must be submitted in writing within six months following the date of publication.
All papers published in The AFTE Journal are reviewed for scientific validity, logical reasoning, and sound methodology, where applicable. The editor, assistant editors, and the editorial review panel conduct a detailed review of all papers prior to publication. Papers in which the author engages in experimentation or testing from which conclusions are drawn, or
those that present an opinion, technique, or method having scientific
significance are all subject to post-publication review by the members
of the Association of Firearm & Tool Mark Examiners. The "AFTE Peer
Review and Letters to the EditorĒ section of the Journal provides a
forum for post-publication review.