Journal of Aging and Health
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Journal of Aging and Health

2014 Impact Factor: 1.477
2014 Ranking: 39/71 in Health Policy & Services | 13/32 in Gerontology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

eISSN: 15526887| ISSN: 08982643|Current volume: 27|Current issue: 6 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

The Journal of Aging and Health explores the complex and dynamic relationship between gerontology and health. You know health is one of the fast-growing areas in the field of gerontology. Look to the Journal of Aging and Health to be your primary source for the most current research findings and scholarly exchange available. Read below to see how the comprehensive coverage of the Journal of Aging and Health can benefit you.

Unique Focus

The Journal of Aging and Health covers a wide range of topics guaranteeing that you will receive material you can use. Recent topics have included articles on:

  • Active life expectancy
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Disease prevention
  • Ethics in health care
  • Health behaviors and beliefs
  • Health service utilization
  • Longevity and mortality
  • Long-term care
  • Mental health
  • Social support and health
  • The recovery process
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide

Interdisciplinary Perspective

In each issue of the Journal of Aging and Health, respected scholars present views and perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach ensures that you are receiving the most balanced and comprehensive scholarship available. Recent articles spanning many fields include:

  • Allied Health
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Public Health
  • Demography
  • Social Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Social Services
  • Health Services Research
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Nursing

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

The Journal of Aging and Health is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of research findings and scholarly exchange in the area of aging and health. Manuscripts are sought that deal with social and behavioral factors related to health and aging. Disciplines represented include the behavioral and social sciences, public health, epidemiology, demography, health services research, nursing, social work, medicine, and related disciplines. Although preference is given to manuscripts presenting the findings of original research, review and methodological pieces will also be considered.

Editor
Dr. Kyriakos S. Markides University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Assistant Editor
Brian Downer, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Managing Editor
Editorial Board
Majd Al Ghatrif, MD Union Memorial Hospital; Medstar Research Institute/ National Institute on Aging, Baltimore
Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Ross Andell, PhD University of South Florida, USA
Lars Andersson, PhD Stockholm Gerontological Research Center, Sweden
Flavia C. D. Andrade, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ronald J. Angel, PhD University of Texas - Austin, USA
Jacques Baillargeon, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Lisa Barnes Rush University Medical Center
Dan Blazer, MD, PhD Duke University
Jeffrey A. Burr, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston
Angelique Chan, PhD Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Neena Chappell, PhD University of Victoria Centre on Aging, Canada
Lindy Clemson, PhD University of Sydney, Australia
Dorly Deeg, PhD VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
Xin Qi Dong, MD Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
David Espino, MD University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Terry Fulmer, RN, PhD Northeastern University
Hector Gonzales, PhD Wayne State University
Danan Gu, PhD United Nations, Population Division, USA
Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, PhD, RPsych University of Regina, Canada
Angelica P. Herrera, PhD, MPH University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Terrence Hill, PhD The University of Utah
Ellen Idler, PhD Emory University
Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD Boston University
Jessica Kelley-Moore, PhD Case Western Reserve University
Giyeon Kim, PhD University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Annemarie Koster, PhD University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Neal Krause, PhD University of Michigan
Jersey Liang, PhD University of Michigan, School of Public Health
Carlos F. Mendes de Leon, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Verena Menec, PhD University of Manitoba
Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
Anne Newman, MD, MPH University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Ha T. Nguyen, PhD Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Kushang V. Patel, PhD, MPH University of Washington
M. Kristen Peek, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Eleni Petridou, MD, PhD Athens University Medical School
Thomas R. Prohaska, PhD George Mason University
Tetyana Pudrovska, PhD The Pennsylvania State University
Taina Rantanen, PhD University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore
Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, MD, PhD Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dearborn, Michigan
Sandra L. Reynolds, PhD University of South Florida, USA
Jean-Marie Robine, PhD French National Institute of Medical Research (INSERM), Montpellier, France
Yasuhiko Saito, PhD Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Catherine Sarkisian, MD UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
William A. Satariano, PhD, MPH University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Shaw, PhD SUNY Albany
Eleanor Simonsick, PhD National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program
Sharon Tennstedt, PhD New England Research Institute
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD Johns Hopkins University
Cassio M. Turra, PhD Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Robert B. Wallace, MD University of Iowa, USA
Steve Wallace, PhD UCLA School of Public Health
Frederic D. Wolinsky, PhD University of Iowa, USA
Rebeca Wong, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Linda Wray, PhD Pennsylvania State University
Anna Zajacova, PhD University of Wyoming
Steven H. Zarit, PhD The Pennsylvania State University
Zachary Zimmer, PhD University of California, San Francisco
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  • This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    Manuscripts must be submitted for review via the Journal of Aging and Health SAGE Track website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jah. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Double space all manuscripts, including references, notes, abstracts, quotations, and tables, on 8 1/2 × 11 paper. The title page should be a separate document and include all authors’ names and affiliations and highest professional degrees, the corresponding author’s address and telephone number, and a brief running headline. Place acknowledgments in a separate document under the heading AUTHOR’S NOTE. The title page should be followed by a structured abstract of 100 to 150 words that includes the following subheadings: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Discussion. On the abstract page include 3 to 5 words or short phrases for indexing purposes.The abstract page as well as the first page of the text should include the manuscript’s title without the authors’ names to facilitate blind review. Tables and references should follow APA style and be double-spaced throughout. Ordinarily manuscripts will not exceed 30 pages (double-spaced), including tables, figures, and references. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be asked to supply camera-ready figures. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

    Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,

    (ii) drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    (iii) approved the version to be published.

    Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at 

    http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html 

    Acknowledgments

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    Funding

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), JAH additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Declaration of Conflicting Interests

    It is the policy of JAH to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘Conflict of interests’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘None declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of Conflicting Interests provided in the article.

    For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Research Ethics

    All papers reporting animal and human studies must include whether written consent was obtained from the local Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee and an Ethics Committee reference number.

    We accept manuscripts that report human and/or animal studies for publication only if it is made clear that investigations were carried out to a high ethical standard. Studies in humans which might be interpreted as experimental (e.g. controlled trials) should conform to the Declaration of Helsinki http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html and typescripts must include a statement that the research protocol was approved by the appropriate ethical committee. In line with the Declaration of Helsinki 1975, revised Hong Kong 1989, we encourage authors to register their clinical trials (at http://clinicaltrials.gov or other suitable databases identified by the ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/publishing_10register.html). If your trial has been registered, please state this on the Title Page. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate on the Title Page which guideline/law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

    Patient Consent

    Authors are required to ensure the following guidelines are followed, as recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.

    Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the submitted article.

    Contributor's Publishing Agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive license agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    JAH and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. We highlight some of these companies at http://www.sagepub.com/journalgateway/engLang.htm.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with these companies and makes no endorsement of them. An author's use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

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