The Journal of Forensic Sciences (JoFS) Style is described on the journal's page of directions for authors (scroll towards the bottom of the page). It is similar to the Nature style you may have learned in BIO152.
Key points of the JoFS style:
Here is a sample JoFS article fragment showing how to make the numerical in-text citations:
Let's say you have to find an abbreviation for a journal nor listed above in order to cite it properly using the JoFS style. Here's what you do:
Working with the JoFS instructions for authors on p. 6 of 13 we find some directions as to headings in the body of any JoFS paper.
Apply these to your papers, noting (point 4 below) that the headings you choose will reflect the content of your paper and do not have to adhere to the typical headings in a primary research article:
What about other document features in the JoFS style?
The instructions for authors page of the Journal of Forensic Sciences gives many examples of how to cite common scholarly sources. Here are some of the JoFS examples, with a focus on journal articles and scholarly books:
Articles in Journals
Goate AM, Haynes AR, Owen MJ, Farrall M, James LA, Lai LY et al. Predisposing locus for Alzheimer's disease on chromosome 21. Lancet 1989;11(4):352–5.
Williams SF, Pulsifer DP, Shaler, RC, Ramotowski RS, Brazelle S, Lakhtakia A. Comparison of the columnar-thin-film and vacuum-metal-deposition techniques to develop sebaceous fingermarks on nonporous substrates. J Forensic Sci doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12648. Epub 2014 Nov 24.
Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas [editorial]. BMJ 1981;283:628.
Spargo PM, Manners JM. DDAVP and open-heart surgery [letter]. Anaesthesia 1989;44:363–4.
Books, Chapters in Books, Conference Proceedings
Colson JH, Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment. 2nd rev. ed. London, U.K.: Saul Publishers, 1986.
Diener HC, Wilkinson M, editors. Drug-induced headache. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1988.
Virginia Law Foundation. The medical and legal implications of AIDS. Charlottesville, VA: The Foundation, 1987.
Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 1974;457–72.
Vivian VL, editor. Child abuse and neglect: a medical community response. Proceedings of the First AMA National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; 1984 Mar 30–31; Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 1985.
Harley NH. Comparing radon daughter dosimetric and risk models. In: Gammage RB, Kaye SV, editors.
Indoor air and human health. Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium; 1984 Oct 29–31; Knoxville, TN. Chelsea, Ml: Lewis Publications, 1985;69–78.
Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 Apr. Report No.: NIH-NHLI-691 218514.
Unpublished Dissertations and Other Types of Sources
Youssef NM. School adjustment of children with congenital heart disease [dissertation]. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 1988.
AIDS epidemic: the physician's role [videorecording]. Cleveland, OH: Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, 1987
American Cancer Society. Cancer facts and figures – 2010. https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2010.html (accessed January 10, 2019).
Krane DE. Exploring bias in forensic DNA profiling [video]. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpPkmDeS3Dg (accessed August 23, 2020).