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 1.121. 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, academics, and scholars. 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 (7th 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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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-in-Chief (Michael Daffern - firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Editorial Assistant (Riley Luke - - email@example.com) 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 | Michael Daffern
Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, and Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare); AUSTRALIA
Associate Editor| Lauren Kois
Collaborative Law and Social Sciences Laboratory, The University of Alabama; USA
Associate Editor | Brian McKenna
School of Clinical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, and Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services; NEW ZEALAND
Associate Editor | Stuart Thomas
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University; AUSTRALIA
Associate Editor | Jamie Livingston
Department of Criminology, Saint Mary’s University; CANADA
Associate Editor | Stephanie R. Penney
Forensic Division at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; CANADA
Ronald Roesch - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Stephen D. Hart - Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jennifer Cox, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, USA
Keith Cruise, Department of Psychology and Fordham School of Law, Fordham University, USA
Sarah Desmarais, Department of Psychology, NC State University, USA
Kevin S. Douglas, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Vivienne de Vogel, Centre for Social Innovation, Utrecht University of Applied Science, Netherlands
Joel A. Dvoskin, University of Arizona College of Medicine, USA
John Edens, Depatment of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA
Eric Elbogen, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, USA
Emily Glorney, Royal Holloway University of London, England
Kris Goethals, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium & Mental Health Care WNB, The Netherlands
Kirk Heilbrun, Department of Psychology, Drexel University, USA
Harry Kennedy, Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mette Kreis, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland, UK
Hjalmar van Marle, Department of Forensic Psychiatry of the Erasmus Medical Center and the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Michael McKeown, School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England
Kaitlyn McLachlan, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada
Norbert Nedopil, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Munich, Germany
Alicia Nijdam-Jones, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Ade Ogunwale, Dept. of Clinical Services, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Nigeria
Suzanne O'Rourke, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Laurence Roy, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Canada
Barry Rosenfeld, Department of Psychology, Fordham University, USA
Michael Seto, The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, Canada
Stephane Shepherd, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Alexander (Sandy) Simpson, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, CAN
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
Emily Gottfried, Community & Public Safety Psychiatry Division (CPSPD), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Tess Maguire, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Christopher M. King, Department of Psychology, Montclair State University, USA