About the Journal (Impact Factor: 2.481)
The Gerontologist, published since 1961, is a bimonthly journal (first issue in February) of The Gerontological Society of America that provides a multidisciplinary perspective on human aging through the publication of research and analysis in gerontology, including social policy, program development, and service delivery. It reflects and informs the broad community of disciplines and professions involved in understanding the aging process and providing service to older people. Articles, including those in applied research, should report concepts and research findings, with implications for policy or practice. Contributions from social and psychological sciences, biomedical and health sciences, political science and public policy, economics, education, law, and the humanities are welcome. Brief descriptions of innovative practices and programs are appropriate in the Practice Concepts section.
Each issue contains an article in the Editor's Choice series, representing a paper that the editor sees as providing an especially significant contribution to the field of gerontology. These articles are available free to non-subscribers. A small collection of frequently-cited articles that have enhanced the journal's impact factor also is open to the public.
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Special Issue Call for Papers: Successful Aging
In an effort to further a scholarly, multidisciplinary dialogue about successful aging, we invite authors to contribute novel conceptual manuscripts, empirical research papers, and innovative review articles focused on successful aging. We particularly welcome papers that are conceptually based, methodologically sophisticated, and oriented toward policy and practice. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches are welcome, from disciplines that include psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, medicine, social work, law, and the humanities. In keeping with the applied research mission of The Gerontologist articles should identify implications for policy or practice. Before submission authors should carefully read The Gerontologist’s Author Guidelines located at www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/geront/for_authors/general.html. Manuscript formats include Research Articles, Brief Reports, Forums, Practice Concepts and Policy Analysis. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at www.mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tg according to the following timetable:
Abstract submission deadline: June 3, 2013
Manuscript submission deadline: January 6, 2014
Print Publication Date: February 2015
Click here for the full Call for Papers.
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