International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health is the official publication of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and the journal is a benefit of membership. The journal is devoted to research and practice in the field of forensic mental health, will publish empirical articles, descriptions of forensic programs and services, legal reviews, and case studies. The journal published its first issue in March, 2002. The impact factor of the journal is 0.673. Please let your colleagues know about our journal and the Association.
The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health is intended to provide an international forum for disseminating research and practical developments to forensic mental health professionals. Forensic populations include both adults and youth involved in the criminal justice system, particularly mentally disordered offenders and sex offenders. The focus will be on forensic issues such as criminal responsibility, competency or fitness to stand trial, risk assessment, family violence, and treatment of forensic clients. The journal will reflect the international audience represented by the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and articles comparing the law and/or practice in different countries will be encouraged.
The target audience for the journal is psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, administrators, and other professionals whose research or practice focuses on forensic mental health.
Manuscript submissions should be submitted online (click here for instructions). Manuscripts should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). More detailed instructions on how to format and submit your manuscript can be found HERE.
As a member of International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services you are eligible to access International Journal of Forensic Mental Health online. Please follow the instructions below to claim your access to the journal.
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Once you have claimed access, you will be able to access journal content from any computer, any time by clicking on the following link and entering your email address and password. Please note that your subscription is contingent on having an active membership with the Association. You can renew your Association membership here.
Become an Editorial Board MemberThe International Journal of Forensic Mental Health invites people who are appropriately qualified and have diligently provided high quality reviews to the journal to self-nominate for the Editorial Board. Editorial Board members are required to commit to reviewing ~6 papers per year. Please send a succinct paragraph to an Associate Editor who is familiar with your reviews, the Editor (Tonia Nicholls – email@example.com), or the Editorial Assistant (Christian Farrell - firstname.lastname@example.org) describing your qualifications to be a reviewer, your contributions to the Association (e.g., served on the Advisory Board, worked on a Local Organizing Committee), and/or journal to date (e.g., provided high quality reviews consistently for past 3 years). Finally, please include a minimum of 4-5 areas of expertise and your preferred title and affiliation.
Become a Reviewer
If you are interested in becoming an ad-hoc reviewer please contact us. In order to facilitate this process, we recommend that you are nominated by a member of IAFMHS (a succinct email is sufficient) and provide us with your CV and up to five areas of expertise; you can send this to our editor-in-chief with the editorial assistant in CC.
We are particularly interested in supporting student reviewers. Students should be admitted to a graduate program in a related discipline and must have a direct supervisor who is willing to collaborate on the review(s). If you are interested in becoming a student reviewer, please send your CV with a brief statement of support by your supervisor, and include up to five areas of expertise, to our editor-in-chief, with the editorial assistant in CC.
Editor -in-Chief | Tonia L. Nicholls
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia; BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services; CANADA
Associate Editor | Michael Daffern
Centre for Forensic Behavioral Science, Swinburne University of Technology; AUSTRALIA
Associate Editor | Matthew Huss
Department of Psychology, Creighton University; USA
||Associate Editor | Stephanie R. Penney
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health; University of Toronto; CAN
Editorial Assistant | Christian Farrel
University of British Columbia; CAN
Ronald Roesch - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Stephen D. Hart - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jamie L. Anderson - Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Sam Houston State University, USA
Henrik Belfrage - Sundsvall Forensic Psychiatric Centre, Sweden
David Bernstein - Maastricht University, Netherlands
Stål Bjørkly - Institute of Health and Social Sciences and Centre for Research Education in Forensic Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital, and Molde University College, Norway
David Cooke - Douglas Inch Centre and Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Raymond R. Corrado - School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jennifer Cox - Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, USA
Keith Cruise - Department of Psychology, Fordham University, USA
Corine de Ruiter - Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Sarah Desmarais - Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, USA
Kevin Douglas - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Joel Dvoskin - University of Arizona College of Medicine, USA
John Edens - Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Sam Houston State University, USA
Eric Elbogen - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, USA
Jorge Folino - School of Medicine, National University of La Plata, Argentina
Emily Glorney - Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Kris Goethals - Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, & Medical Health Care WNB, Netherlands
Naomi Goldstein - Department of Psychology, Drexel University, USA
Laura S. Guy - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Kirk Heilbrun - Department of Psychology, Drexel University, USA
Harry Kennedy - Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Lauren Kois - Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, USA
Daniel Krauss - Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, USA
Mette Kreis - Forth Valley Prisons, Scotland, UK
Guy Lacroix - Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
Friedrich Lösel - Institute of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Berlin Psychological University , Germany
Caroline Logan - School of Medicine, University of Manchester, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Hjalmar van Marle - Department of Forensic Psychiatry of the Erasmus Medical Center and the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Brian McKenna - AUT University, New Zealand
Kaitlyn McLachlan - Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada
Dale E. McNiel - Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco , USA
Rüdiger Müller-Isberner - Haina Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Germany
Norbert Nedopil - Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Munich, Germany
Mark Olver - Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Suzanne O'Rourke - Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tom Palmstierna - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Antonio Andres Pueyo - Institute of Neuroscience, University of Barcelona, Spain
Andrew Rasmussen - Department of Psychology, Fordham University, USA
Randall T. Salekin - Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, USA
Martin Sellbom - Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
Stephane Shepherd - Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Australia
Lorraine Sheridan - School of Psychology, Curtin University, Australia
Lynn Stewart - Research branch, Correctional Services of Canada, Canada
Ulf Stridbeck - School of Social Welfare, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley
José G. V. Taborda - Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, Federal Faculty of Medical Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil
Stuart Thomas - Justice and Legal Studies, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Australia
Laurence Roy - School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Canada
Jodi Viljoen - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Gina Vincent - Law & Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Patricia Zapf - Continuing & Professional Studies, Palo Alto University, USA