Personality and Mental Health: Multidisciplinary Studies from Personality Dysfunction to Criminal Behaviour aims to lead and shape the international field in this rapidly expanding area, uniting three distinct literatures: DSM-IV/ICD-11 defined personality disorders, psychopathy and offending behaviour.

Through its multi-disciplinary and service orientated approach, Personality and Mental Health provides a peer-reviewed, authoritative resource for researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in the areas of personality and mental health.

We encourage exchange amongst researchers, as well as debate amongst practitioners and policy makers in this high-profile area. Personality and Mental Health provides an innovative platform for the publication of new approaches to treatment, assessment and service delivery.

Personality and Mental Health encourages the following submissions: 

  • Reviews and original research articles, including rapid communications
  • Clinical case studies, with commentaries by, for example, lawyers, ethicists, service users, etc.
  • Ideas for relevant special issues

We also invite research in associated areas to include service and organisational evaluation and development, law, policy and ethics, research methodology, research practice and dissemination, and education and training.

Personality and Mental Health is the international journal linked to BIGSPD. It currently has an impact factor of 1.7, putting it into the top 10% of all social science journals, and it is increasing at the rate of 20% a year. The editors are Roger Mulder (New Zealand), Leonard Simms (US) and Peter Tyrer (UK) and it is published four times a year.  Currently less than 10% of the papers published come from the UK or Ireland and we would like to see many more, including those that emanate from the BIGSPD conferences. One from the 2020 conference is likely to appear from one of the speakers, Professor Joel Paris. We are particularly interested in studies of clinical populations rather than surveys of personality characteristics in the normal population.  Full details on the Personality and Mental Health website. 

Members can access the journal here.