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Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

2017 Impact Factor: 2.183
2017 Ranking: 120/197 in Clinical Neurology | 81/142 in Psychiatry (SCI) | 35/53 in Geriatrics & Gerontology
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

James M. Ellison, MD, MPH Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

eISSN: 15525708 | ISSN: 08919887 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology brings together original research, clinical reviews, and timely case reports on all aspects of neuropsychiatric care of aging patients, including age-related biologic, neurologic, and psychiatric illnesses; psychosocial problems; forensic issues; and family care.

The journal offers clinicians and investigators from geriatric psychiatry, neurology, psychology, nursing, and social work the latest peer-reviewed information from respected researchers on cognitive, mood, anxiety, addictive, and sleep disorders in older patients. JGPN describes tested diagnostic tools and practical, cost-effective therapies. It also pursues advances in allied sciences as diverse as molecular biology and genetics, brain imaging, neuropathology, neuropsychology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and health sciences research.


Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology covers the full range of geriatric neuropsychiatric disorders. Some of the areas regularly reported on include:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Behavioral and mood complications of neurological disorders, such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, and primary dementias.
  • Delirium
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Late-life addictions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Complications of bereavement


Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology also increases your working knowledge of topics important to your practice, such as:

  • Evaluative methods
  • Delivery of care
  • Drug therapies
  • Therapeutics in dementia
  • Approaches from the viewpoints of health services research, mental health, and health systems
  • New agents
  • Genetics and diagnosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Caregiver issues
  • Other psychiatric illnesses such as addiction and psychosis
  • Economics of psychiatric care
  • Ethical challenges
  • Late life psychosis


Every so often, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology presents issues or parts of issues that focus on specific topics.  

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

JGPN presents the results of clinical and research studies considering all aspects of the psychiatric and neuralgic care of aging patients, including age-related biologic, neuralgic, and psychiatric illness; psychosocial problems; forensic issues; and family care. It pursues advances in allied sciences as diverse as molecular biology and genetics, brain imaging, neuropathology, neuropsychology, pharmacology, epidemiology and health sciences research, which have fueled the burgeoning body of knowledge in geriatric psychology and neurology.

James M. Ellison, MD, MPH Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Managing Editor
Sherry P. Becker, MPH University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Associate Editors
Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Gary D. Miner Alzheimer's Foundation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Editorial Board Members
Alireza Atri, MD, PhD California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
Brent Forester, MD, MSc McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Paula Grammas, PhD University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
David Harper, PhD McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Susan Lehmann, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Gary Miner University of California - Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
Linda A. Miner, PhD Southern Nazarene University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Eric Pfeiffer, MD University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
Bruce G. Pollock, MD, PhD  
Murray A. Raskind, MD VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinic Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Barry Reisberg, MD Aging and Dementia Research Center, New York, New York, USA
Carl Salzman, MD Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Satlin, MD Intra-Cellular Therapies, New York, New York, USA
Lon Schneider, MD USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Gary W. Small, MD UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
Theodore Stern, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
Virginia E. Tay, RN, MSN Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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  • This journal is a member of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE) 

    Instructions for Authors

    General Instructions:

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation and undergo single-blind peer review by at least two reviewers. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. 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: James M. Ellison, MD, MPH,

    Authors should keep for their own files a copy of all works submitted. Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology is taken as evidence that no portion of the text or figures have been copyrighted, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere unless information regarding previous publication is explicitly cited and permission obtained (a copy of such permission must be provided with the manuscript).

    All material (abstracts, keywords, text, tables, and figure captions) should be typed double-spaced. Computer preparation is mandatory. Subheading should be used to designate the different sections of the text. References should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Provide a list of three to six keywords to assist indexing of the article.
    Articles of any length are considered.
    Title page: The title should be brief and meaningful. The authors’ first and last names, academic or medical degrees, and affiliations should follow the title. Authorship should be limited to direct participants, although technical assistance can be acknowledged as a footnote. A separate paragraph should identify where the work was done, if supported by a grant or otherwise, and the meeting, if any, at which the paper was presented.

    Abstract: An abstract of approximately 150 words should be provided on. This abstract should be factual and should present the reason for the study, the main findings, and the principal conclusions.

    Text: This should follow the usual format for scientific articles. Pages should be numbered consecutively. All abbreviations should be spelled out at first mention. Only generic names of drugs should be used.

    Figures and tables: Special care should be given to the preparation of figures and tables, including captions and explanatory information. Technical excellence is stressed. Lettering and arrows, where applicable, should be done in a professional manner. Color illustrations are unacceptable for publication without prior permission of the publisher. Recognizable photographs of patients must be masked and must carry with them written permission for publication. Captions for all figures should be typewritten double-spaced, with numbers corresponding to those on the figures themselves.
    Tables should be numbered consecutively according to their in-text citation. Each should be typed double-spaced and should be no larger than a single page. Include a brief descriptive title and an indication of its position in the text.

    References: Authors are responsible for correctness and completeness of references. References should be typed double-spaced on separate pages. They should be arranged according to their order of appearance in the text, and indicated by superscript numbers. References should be typed in accordance with the style shown below for book and journal articles. Up to four authors should be listed; when there are more than four, only the first three should be listed, followed by "et al." Abbreviations of journal names should conform to the style in Index Medicus. Abstracts, editorials, and letters to the editor should be noted as such. Personal communications, unpublished manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted, and similar unpublished items should not appear in the reference list. Such citations may be noted in the text. Some basic information regarding references and the refercne list has been listed below.

    References List 

    Basic rules for the reference list:

    • The title “References” is centered at the top of a separate page at the end of the document.
    • Entries are preceded by their number and are given in numerical order.
    • The reference list should be single-spaced. Single-space between entries.
    • The second line and all subsequent lines of each item in the reference list should be indented (hanging indent).
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check AMA (10th Ed).

    Books Author(s) separated by commas. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

    Goldberg L, Elliot DL. Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness. Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co; 1994.

    Edited book. Author(s), eds. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

    Armitage JO, Antman KH, eds. High Dose Cancer Therapy: Pharmacology, Hematopoietins, Stem Cells. Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins; 1995.

    Chapter or article from a book Author(s) of article.  Title of article. In: Editor's name, ed. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; Year: Chapter or page number.

    Gamble VN. On becoming a physician: a dream not deferred. In: White EC, ed. The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking for Ourselves. Seattle, Wash: Seal Press; 1990:52-64.

    Articles in journals

    AMA style requires the use of standard abbreviations for all references, when applicable. Abbreviations for many common medical journals can be found in the AMA Manual of Style (pp.473-479). Additional abbreviations can be searched in the PubMed Journal Database (

    One author (do not include issue number or month unless volumes are not consecutively numbered)

    Author. Article title. Journal Title. Month Year;Volume:Inclusive page numbers.

    Angelo J. A survey of persons who use integrated control devices. Assist Technol. 1998;10:77-83.

    Articles in Online Journals

    The preferred citation style for an electronic journal uses a DOI (digital object identifier). The DOI provides a persistent link to the electronic item and is considered to be more stable than a URL. If the DOI is not given on the full text article or in the citation, use a DOI lookup tool to locate it ( or use the format for an article without a DOI.
    Article from online journals with DOI available. Note that when using a DOI, no access date or URL are used.

    Author. Title of article. Name of Journal. Year;vol(issue):pages. doi:xx.xxxx.

    Florez HR, Martinez RL. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016 /j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.

    Article from online journals without DOI available. The accessed date will often be the only date available.

    Author. Title of article. Name of Journal. Year;vol(issue);pages. URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.

    Hay PJ. Understanding bulimia. Aust Fam Physician. 2007;36(9):708-712. Accessed October 11, 2009.

    Web pages
    Author or responsible body.
    Title of item cited. Name of website. URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.

    World Health Organization. Saving the future generation in Darfur. World Health Organization. child_health/en/index.html. Published July 7, 2007. Accessed October 11, 2009.

    Other Media. Use for DVDs, videos, cd-roms, and other media formats.

    Author. Title [format]. Publisher place: Publisher; Year.

    Holzknect J. History of physical therapy in the United States [DVD]. New York, NY: Insight Media; 2007.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case of any question, please contact the journal editor at

    Copyright: A transfer of copyright agreement is available at the manuscript submission web-site, and must be signed by all authors and returned prior to article publication.

    ICJME Uniform Requirements: The Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology adheres to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, including the requirement that clinical trials be previously registered in a public trials registry (such as in order to be considered for publication.

    Conflict of interest: Authors are requested to disclose any commercial association that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with their submitted article. Other types of association (e.g., consulting, stock ownership, or other equity interest or patent licensing arrangement) should be disclosed at the time of submission and will be held in confidence. Questions regarding conflict of interest should be directed to the editor: James M. Ellison, MD, MPH

    ORCID: As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

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