International Journal of Forensic Mental Health Call for Papers

Special Issue: Forensic Clinical Interviewing

International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health is currently calling for papers for a new Special Issue on Forensic Clinical Interviewing.

The Special Issue Editor welcomes the following research topics and submissions:

  • Articles on ethics of good practice in forensic interviewing;
  • Essential clinical interviewing strategies, skills, and techniques for forensic scenarios (e.g., relationship building and managing trust, generating and maintaining rapport, the application of motivational interviewing techniques in forensic settings, conversation management, understanding and managing resistance and sabotage, the detection of deception in diagnostic and risk-related interviews, challenging accounts, investigative interviewing with imprisoned or hospitalised men, women and young people, interviewing for court evaluations);
  • Formal papers or brief, instructional ‘how to’ articles describing and contrasting key areas of practice including:
    1. same- and cross-gender interviewing;
    2. interviewing children and young people;
    3. cross-cultural interviewing;
    4. interviewing men, women and young people with autism spectrum conditions;
    5. interviewing clients with cognitive impairment and learning disability;
    6. interviewing clients with personality disorder and psychopathy;
    7. interviewing sexual offenders;
    8. interviewing violent extremists;
    9. interviewing techniques for use with veterans and survivors of abuse.

Five reasons to send us your manuscript today:

  1. History: The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health provides an international forum for disseminating research and practical developments to forensic mental health professionals. The journal has a 2016 Impact Factor of 1.362 (© 2017 Clarivate Analytics, 2016 Journal Citation Reports®).
  2. Discoverability: Your article will be easily discoverable as the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health is indexed in a variety of Abstracting & Indexing Databases, including: CSA, EBSCOhost, OCLC, ProQuest, and Thomson Reuters (Social Sciences Citation Index, JCR Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents - Social and Behavioral Sciences).
  3. Readership: Members of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (over 200 forensic mental health professionals) read the journal and receive online access to archived issues on a complimentary basis as part of their annual membership dues.
  4. Quality: Integrity and ethical publishing are essential for us, so the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health uses CrossCheck™ and operates a rigorous double-blind peer review process.
  5. Author Support: The experienced members of our international Editorial Board will be available to assist you and guide authors from submission to publication. Moreover, once published, all authors and co-authors can monitor downloads, citations and Altmetric data for their article on Taylor & Francis Online using My Authored Works. Finally, authors will receive 50 free eprints to share the article with their friends and colleagues.

Ready to submit?

The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health uses the ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) submission portal to peer review submissions.

ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers. 

For detailed information on how to format and submit your paper, read the journal's full Instructions for Authors.

Editorial information

  • Special Issue Editor: Dr. Caroline Logan, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; University of Manchester (