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 1.362 (© 2017 Clarivate Analytics, 2016 Journal Citation Reports®). 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.
Call for Papers
Every so often, we put a call out for contributions around a specific topic. These special issues differ from usual issues of the journal in that each issue constitutes a collection of works around a specific theme and/or by specific experts in the field. Please find below our calls for special issues.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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 | Lorraine Johnstone
Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist Head of Child and Family Clinical Psychology, NHS Forth Valley Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde; UK
Associate Editor | Martin Sellbom
University of Otago, Dunedin; NEW ZEALAND
Associate Editor | Jennifer E. Storey
Royal Holloway, University of London; UK
|Editorial Assistant | Ilvy Goossens|
Graduate Student, Simon Fraser University; CANADA
Ronald Roesch - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Stephen D. Hart - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Henrik Belfrage - Sundsvall Forensic Psychiatric Centre, Sweden
David Bernstein - Maastricht University, Netherlands
Stål Bjørkly - 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
Keith Cruise - Fordham University, USA
Corine de Ruiter - Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
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
Jorge Folino - School of Medicine, National University of La Plata, Argentina
Kris Goethals - Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, & Medical Health Care WNB, Netherlands
Naomi Goldstein - Department of Psychology, Drexel University, USA
Kirk Heilbrun - Department of Psychology, Drexel University, USA
Mette Kreis - Forth Valley Prisons, Scotland, UK
Friedrich Lösel - Institute of Psychology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Caroline Logan - University of Liverpool and Ashworth Hospital Authority, England
Hjalmar van Marle - Department of Forensic Psychiatry of the Erasmus Medical Center and the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Trish Martin - Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Monash University, Australia
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
Tonia L. Nicholls - Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services,University of British Columbia, Canada
Tom Palmstierna - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Antonio Andres Pueyo - University of Barcelona, Spain
Andrew Rasmussen - New York University School of Medicine, USA
Randall T. Salekin - Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, USA
Martin Selbom - Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
Lorraine Sheridan - School of Psychology, Curtin University, Australia
Jennifer Skeem - Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, USA
Ulf Stridbeck - University of Oslo School of Law, Norway
José G. V. Taborda - Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, Federal Faculty of Medical Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil
Simon Verdun-Jones - School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Geert Vervaeke - Faculty of Law, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
Jodi Viljoen - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Gina Vincent - Law & Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Patricia Zapf - Department of Psychology, John Jay College, USA