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Assessing the Impact of NIST's Forensic Publications and Collaborations



Susan L. Makar, Amanda J. Malanowski


Forensics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) crosses many disciplines and includes computer forensics, firearms analysis, trace analysis, and forensic biometrics, including fingerprints and DNA analysis. This research and the resulting publications by NIST scientists have proven impact on the forensics research community. At the Forensics@NIST 2014 meeting, the Information Services Office (ISO) at NIST shared the results of its study analyzing the impact of NIST's peer-reviewed journal literature through citation analysis and network visualizations. ISO's study identified the journals, institutions, and countries that cite NIST forensics articles most frequently, and also examined NIST's extramural publication collaborations in forensics. ISO's 2016 research updates the study from two years ago and once again looks at where NIST's forensic research has had some of the greatest impact, highlighting trends since 2014.
Conference Dates
November 8-9, 2016
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD, US
Conference Title
Forensics@NIST 2016 Symposium


publications analysis, bibliometrics, collaborations, forensic publications, network analysis


Makar, S. and Malanowski, A. (2016), Assessing the Impact of NIST's Forensic Publications and Collaborations, Forensics@NIST 2016 Symposium, Gaithersburg, MD, US, [online], (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created November 7, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021