Elemental Analysis of Glass
Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis (SWGMAT)
July 2004, Correction
Some of the references in the SWGMAT guidelines published in the January 2005
issue of Forensic Science Communications contained errors.
The following represents the corrected version of the references,
which also have been corrected in the journal's January 2005 issue
Authors who have cited these works based on the previously published
references should ensure that they now use the correct citations.
The editors apologize for the errors.
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