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Innovation in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics

Submission deadline: 31 December 2021
Special Issue Editors
Luigi Cipolloni, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Forensic Medicine, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia FG, Italy
Interests: Forensic Pathology; Forensic Histopathology
Raffaele La Russa, MD
University of Foggia, Italy
Interests: Medical Liability, Risk Management, Bioethics, Pathology
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, forensic pathology has evolved thanks to the mix of multiple sectors and the introduction of a multidisciplinary approach. The autopsy is the essential tool for finding the cause of death, but, nowadays it is supported by many other investigations. Radiological investigations have now assumed a complementary role to the macroscopic assessment of a corpse. Histological and immunohistochemical analyses are of fundamental importance in defining the cause of death. Another point is the recognition and dating of the skeletal remains that are often accidentally found in the area. Forensic anthropology also relies on radiological investigations. Without the execution of genetic examination, it would not be possible to trace the identity of a disappeared person.

In the last decades, technological progress has led to the development of ultra-sensitive methods that can be applied to different fields of forensic genetics, improving current methods for finding offenders, releasing wrongly accused individuals, and identifying victims of crimes and disasters. An up-to-date overview of these methods may be very useful for the forensic community.

Forensic pathologist collaborates with many professionals, such as forensic radiologists, toxicologists, anthropologists, geneticists, and entomologists.

Forensic medicine is a bridge between medicine and justice, assuming a fundamental role. Magistrates rely more and more on medico-legal skills to answer the numerous questions and problems that arise. Professionals in the sector must use all the tools available to clarify the crime scene.

The Journal of Basic Biological Sciences and Clinical Sciences is publishing a Special Issue entitled “Progress in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics”.

The aim is to make known the news and progress made in the forensic pathology world, in all its facets. One purpose of this special issue is to highlight new ideas, proposals, and experiments, to share knowledge and innovations about forensic pathology. Furthermore, we encourage the submission of manuscripts enlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to arrive at the resolution of a case, showing original applications of already known techniques or using new protocols.

We are pleased to invite you and your co-workers to submit your original research articles, case reports, case series about the topic, providing a relative literature revision up to date.

Prof. Dr. Luigi Cipolloni and Prof. Dr. Raffaele La Russa

Guest Editor

Forensic Genetics
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Radiology
Forensic Histopathology
Mass Disaster
Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

Published Paper (5 Papers)
Open Access Review
COVID-19 and H1N1-09: A Systematic Review of Two Pandemics with a Focus on the Lung at Autopsy
Giuseppe Bertozzi, Michela Ferrara, Aniello Maiese, Nicola Di Fazio, ... Vittorio Fineschi
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2022, 27(6), 182;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics)
Open Access Original Research
Age estimation using tooth cementum annulations: bias and sources of inaccuracy
Emanuela Gualdi-Russo, Ilaria Saguto, Paolo Frisoni, Margherita Neri, ... Natascia Rinaldo
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2022, 27(5), 141;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics)
Open Access Original Research
Diagnostic assessment of traumatic brain injury by vacuum extraction in newborns: overview on forensic perspectives and proposal of operating procedures
Raffaele La Russa, Aniello Maiese, Luigi Cipolloni, Nicola Di Fazio, ... Vittorio Fineschi
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2022, 27(3), 79;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics)
Open Access Review
Penetrating cardiac injuries: literature review and analysis of the forensic approach
Michela Ferrara, Benedetta Baldari, Simona Vittorio, Giuseppe Bertozzi, ... Stefania De Simone
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2022, 27(1), 29;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics)
Open Access Case Report
Spine surgery and fat embolism syndrome. Defining the boundaries of medical accountability by hospital autopsy
Davide Radaelli, Martina Zanon, Monica Concato, Paolo Fattorini, ... Stefano D’Errico
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2021, 26(12), 1760–1768;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Genetics)
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