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About the Journal

The JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF FORENSIC ENGINEERS is intended to provide a means for the Associate Members, Members, Senior Members, Fellows and Affiliates of NAFE to present peer-reviewed principled discussion of the application of specific technologies and methods in the practice of forensic engineering.

For more information regarding submissions and the peer review process, please review the information at the Submissions page.

The Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers® contains papers that have been accepted by NAFE. In most cases, papers have been presented at NAFE seminars. Members and Affiliates receive a PDF download of the Journal as part of their annual dues. All Journal papers may be individually downloaded from the NAFE website at There is no charge to NAFE Members & Affiliates. A limited supply of Volume 33 and earlier hardcopy Journals (black & white) are available. The costs are as follows: $15.00 for NAFE Members and Affiliates; $30.00 for members of the NSPE not included in NAFE membership; $45.00 for all others. Requests should be sent to Mary Ann Cannon, Executive Secretary, NAFE, 1420 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2794.

Comments by Readers
Comments by readers are invited, and, if deemed appropriate, will be published. Send to: Ellen Parson, Managing Editor, 3780 SW Boulder Dr., Lee's Summit, MO 64082. Comments can also be sent via email to

Material published in this Journal, including all interpretations and conclusions contained in papers, articles, and presentations, are those of the specific author or authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers® (NAFE) or its members.

For any questions about the Journal, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at

© 2023 National Academy of Forensic Engineers® (NAFE). ISSN: 2379-3252


New Issue: Vol. 41, No. 1 of JotNAFE


Thank you for all the contributions.  We have published a 4-paper edition of the Journal (Vol. 41, No. 1), which is now live on our website at The Journal is actively contributing to expanding the body of knowledge for forensic engineering, as evidenced by the continuous searching and downloading of our papers. We hope NAFE members will have new papers in mind for the winter meeting in January. The call for papers is now open, so please register/log in to to submit new abstracts.

Bart Kemper, PE, DFE, F.ASME
Editor-In-Chief, JotNAFE

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