Journal of Applied Gerontology
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Journal of Applied Gerontology

2014 Impact Factor: 1.125
2014 Ranking: 18/32 in Gerontology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Joseph E. Gaugler University of Minnesota, USA

eISSN: 15524523| ISSN: 07334648|Current volume: 34|Current issue: 6 Frequency: 5 Times/Year
Journal of Applied Gerontology provides an international forum for information that has clear and immediate applicability to the health, care, and quality of life of older persons. Each issue brings you the latest research and analysis from the field—and helps you apply it to your everyday practice.

Comprehensive Coverage

Journal of Applied Gerontology publishes articles in all subdisciplines of gerontology whose findings, conclusions, or suggestions have clear and sometimes immediate applicability to the problems encountered by older persons well as articles that inform research and the development of interventions. Read original studies by distinguished authors with comprehensive coverage of areas of gerontological practice and policy including:

  • Caregiving
  • Exercise
  • Death and dying
  • Physical activity
  • Ethnicity and aging
  • Technology and care
  • Advanced directives
  • Housing
  • Long-term care
  • Mental health
  • Retirement planning
  • Sexuality
  • Volunteering

Discussions, Information, and Ideas

Unique in focus, Journal of Applied Gerontology fills a void in the existing literature on gerontology by continually enhancing the dissemination and utilization of knowledge in this fast-growing field. The journal publishes findings, recommendations, and promising ideas which have significance for older persons everywhere. Offering you more than thought-provoking articles and in-depth Special Issues, each volume features a range of discussions, information and ideas, including

  • An annual title/author index for easy reference
  • Contributions from leading researchers in the field
  • Methods for applying research to practice

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

... is the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. The Journal of Applied Gerontology features articles that focus on research applications intended to improve the health and quality of life of older persons or to enhance our understanding of age-related issues that will eventually lead to such outcomes. We construe application to include original investigations or meta-analyses/systematic reviews that have significant clinical, policy, and/or practice implications. Studies of theoretical, conceptual, or methodological issues pertaining to research application are also welcome.

Journal of Applied Gerontology is also highlighting submissions in three areas that will advance the state-of-the-art in applied gerontological/geriatric research:

  1. studies that employ mixed methodologies (i.e., the integration of qualitative and quantitative data);
  2. efforts that translate evidence-based research to clinical practice; and
  3. process evaluations or studies that examine treatment/intervention implementation in-depth.

Because the circulation and intended audience of the Journal of Applied Gerontology is global and diverse, contributions from international scholars and across disciplines are encouraged.

Editor in Chief
Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD University of Minnesota, USA
Honorary Editors-in-Chief
Wiley P. Mangum, 1982-1985 University of South Florida
Miles E. Simpson, 1986-1992 North Carolina Central University
William J. McCauley, 1992-1995 George Mason University
Graham D. Rowles, 1995-1999 University of Kentucky
Larry L. Mullins, 1999-2003 Auburn University
Jim Mitchell, 2003-2007 East Carolina University
Malcolm P. Cutchin, 2007-2011 Wayne State University
Managing Editor
Ashley Lyle University of Minnesota
Editorial Board
Keith A. Anderson University of Montana
Thomas Arcury Wake Forest University, USA
Rosanna Bertrand Abt Associates Inc.
Nicholas Castle University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sheung-Tak Cheng Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education
David A. Chiriboga University of South Florida, USA
Constance Coogle Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Jennifer Craft Morgan Georgia State University
Malcolm P. Cutchin Wayne State University
Sara Czaja University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Holly Dabelko-Schoeny Ohio State University
Joseph E. Gaugler University of Minnesota, USA
Turner Goins Western Carolina University
Ann Gruber-Baldini University of Maryland School of Medicine
Christopher M. Kelly University of Nebraska at Omaha
Candace Kemp Georgia State University
Jennifer Kinney Miami University
Terry Lum Hong Kong University
Brendan McCormack Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
Susan A. McDaniel University of Utah, USA
Katherine McGilton University of Toronto
Katherine Ornstein Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Kushang V. Patel University of Washington
Cynthia Peden-McAlpine University of Minnesota
M. Kristen Peek University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Margaret Penning University of Victoria
Molly Perkins Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Larry Polivka Claude Pepper Center
Jason L. Powell University of Chester
Sara A. Quandt Wake Forest School of Medicine
Julie T. Robison University of Connecticut, USA
Graham Rowles University of Kentucky, USA
Jane Saczynski University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tetyana Shippee University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Sandra Simmons Vanderbilt University
Kristine Talley University of Minnesota
Hans-Werner Wahl University of Heidelberg
Janine Wiles University of Auckland
Ishan C. Williams University of Virginia
Sharon Williams University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bei Wu School of Nursing, Duke University
Fang Yu University of Minnesota
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  • Journal of Applied Gerontology is the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. It features articles that focus on research applications intended to improve the health and quality of life of older persons or to enhance our understanding of age-related issues that will eventually lead to such outcomes. We construe application to include original investigations or meta-analyses/systematic reviews that have significant clinical, policy, and/or practice implications. Studies of theoretical, conceptual, or methodological issues pertaining to research application are also welcome. 

    Journal of Applied Gerontology is also highlighting submissions in three areas that will advance the state-of-the-art in applied gerontological/geriatric research: 1) studies that employ mixed methodologies (i.e., the integration of qualitative and quantitative data); 2) efforts that translate evidence-based research to clinical practice; and 3) process evaluations or studies that examine treatment/intervention implementation in-depth. Because the circulation and intended audience of the Journal of Applied Gerontology is global and diverse, contributions from international scholars and across disciplines are encouraged.

    How to Submit

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jag. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne.

    Instructions for Authors

    The manuscript text and references should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins. The body of the text should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words, although longer articles occasionally will be published.

    Brief research reports, commentaries, or practice reviews of 1,000 to 2,000 words are also welcome.

    An abstract of up to 150 words should be included with all submissions.
     
    Authors who wish to have their manuscripts considered as a highlighted mixed method, translational, or process evaluation study should indicate this in a cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief.

    To facilitate blind review, manuscripts and abstracts with no identifiers should be accompanied by a cover sheet with title, author(s), and affiliations(s), including complete mailing and e-mail address(es).

    The format outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) should be employed. Manuscripts submitted will be reviewed initially by the Editor for conformance to page limitations and for content appropriate for blind review.

    Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to stylistic editing with the edited draft sent to the corresponding author for final review.

    It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript on their title page. Authors will be required to fill out financial disclosure information and sign an exclusive licensee agreement upon acceptance of a manuscript. Any conflict or financial disclosure will be published within the manuscript.

    Any identifying information regarding a patient should be removed from the manuscript or informed consent from the patient will be required.

    Manuscripts must identify their IRB protocol number/human subjects approval numbers on the title page. Upon submission, papers are checked to ensure that they include this identifying information. 

    Please upload short bios (60 words or less) for each author. All bios should be included in one separate file.

    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.

    (iv) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

    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


    Acknowledgements

    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.

    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.

    JAG 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.

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    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.

    If you have any questions, please contact jag@umn.edu.

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