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:
- Death and dying
- Physical activity
- Ethnicity and aging
- Technology and care
- Advanced directives
- Long-term care
- Mental health
- Retirement planning
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:
- studies that employ mixed methodologies (i.e., the integration of qualitative and quantitative data);
- efforts that translate evidence-based research to clinical practice; and
- 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.
|Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD||University of Minnesota, USA|
|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|
|Ashley Lyle||University of Minnesota|
|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|
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.
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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.
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