About the Journal

This journal was established in 2022 by the Academy of Forensic Nursing ©. It is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal. The purpose is to provide evidence and trauma informed scholarly information to support forensic nurses and their colleagues who work with persons affected by trauma or violence. 

Open access policy

The Journal of the Academy of Forensic Nursing provides open access to all journal content, and copyright for publications is retained by the author(s). There are no article processing charges (APCs) for publishing with JAFN.


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