The International Journal of Risk and Recovery has a new home


Dear Colleague,

The Forensic Psychiatry Institute is pleased to announce it has found a new home for the International Journal of Risk and Recovery—two new homes, in fact. 

We are now accepting research article submissions on the IJRR’s new Scholastica platform at Scholastica provides scholarly journal publishers like us with modern software and services to make quality research available more efficiently. The IJRR joins more than 1,000 journals across disciplines that use Scholastica. 

The IJRR also has a new publishing home. We are posting the journal archives and will post new issues as part of the Forensic Psychiatry Institute’s website. is already home to the weekly International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series, annual Risk and Recovery Forensic Conference, Forensic Psychiatry Summer Institute, and the Aggressive Incidents Scale and Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management. 

What this means to you 

We ask IJRR authors and peer reviewers who have OJS accounts to create a Scholastica account, so you can continue to submit research papers and review them quickly. Please visit the IJRR's Scholastica website to find out more. 

We also ask readers who have OJS accounts to sign up to receive email notifications when we post new issues online. Articles will remain open access, and no login will be needed to read HTML and PDF articles. This is a free subscription to the email notifications only. Please subscribe online

The team at the Forensic Psychiatry Institute believes the move to Scholastica and our website will help the IJRR continue to grow with customizable options that will improve the experiences of our readers, authors, and peer reviewers. 

Since the Forensic Psychiatry Institute launched the IJRR in 2017, we have been using the Open Journal System (OJS) for our online article submission, peer review processing, and publishing platform. We thank the McMaster University Library Press for their help in using the OJS, which was developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License. 

If you have any questions about these moves or about the IJRR in general, please email

Thank you for your continued support. 

The team at the Forensic Psychiatry Institute