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Research on Aging

Research on Aging

2017 Impact Factor: 2.000
2017 Ranking: 14/36 in Gerontology
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An International Bimonthly Journal

Editor
Jeffrey A. Burr, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA


eISSN: 15527573 | ISSN: 01640275 | Current volume: 41 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: 10 Times/Year

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For over three decades, scholars, researchers and professionals like yourself have turned to Research on Aging for the latest analyses on the critical issues facing today's elderly population. This outstanding journal serves as an international forum on the aged and the ageing process, providing you with the knowledge you need to help improve practices and policies concerning the elderly.

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Research on Aging
brings you articles that are both broad in scope and detailed in coverage. Each peer-reviewed article encourages development of new knowledge and analysis, and the current state of the field is frequently examined through a range of critical and review articles. Among other features you'll find are:

  • Debates on Current Issues
  • Special Issues
  • Practical Research Findings
  • Future Directions in the Field

Explore the Issue Important to You

With Research on Aging, you'll explore the issues, questions and controversies facing today's elderly such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and caregiver support
  • Age discrimination
  • Migration patterns of the elderly
  • The aging labor force
  • Aging and social stress
  • Age and inequality
  • The demography of aging
  • Retirement satisfaction
  • Gender, race, and ethnicity
  • Social support


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

Research on Aging is an interdisciplinary journal designed to reflect the expanding role of research in the field of social gerontology. Research on Aging exists to provide for publication of research in the broad range of disciplines concerned with aging. Scholars from the disciplines of sociology, gerontology, history, psychology, anthropology, public health, economics, political science, criminology, social work, nursing, demography, epidemiology, and geography are encouraged to contribute articles to the journal. Emphasis will be on materials of broad scope and cross-disciplinary interest. Assessment of the current state of knowledge is as important as provision of an outlet for new knowledge, so critical and review articles are welcomed. Systematic attention to particular topics will also be featured.

Editor
Jeffrey A. Burr, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Associate Editor
Kyungmin Kim Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Managing Editor
Sae Hwang Han University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Editorial Board
Emily Agree Population Center and Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jacqueline L. Angel LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Sara Arber Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK
Liat Ayalon School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Kathy Black, PhD College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee, USA
Kathrin Boerner Gerontology Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Mark Brennan-Ing Brookdale Center of Healthy Aging, Hunter College, USA
Kevin Cahill Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Boston College, USA
Dawn Carr Department of Sociology, Florida State University, USA
Deborah Carr Boston University, USA
Mary Carter College of Health Professions, Towson State University, USA
Sheung-Tak Cheng The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Namkee Choi The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Zhen Cong School of Social Work, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
Erin York Cornwell Department of Sociology, Cornell University, USA
Adam Davey College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, USA
George Demiris, PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Debra Dobbs, PhD School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, USA
Elizabeth Dugan Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
David J. Ekerdt Department of Sociology, University of Kansas
Quishi Feng National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kenneth F. Ferraro Purdue University
Lisa Fredman Department of Epidemiology, Boston University, USA
Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen Social Work, University of Washington, USA
Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, PhD Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Joseph E. Gaugler School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
Megan Gilligan Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, USA
Maria Glymour Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, USA
Stephen M. Golant Department of Geography, University of Florida
Deborah T. Gold Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, USA
Man Guo School of Social Work, University of Iowa, USA
Jung-Hwa Ha Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
William E. Haley School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, USA
Karsten Hank Institute of Sociology, University of Cologne, Germany
Louise Hawkley National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, USA
Kene Henkens Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute & University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
James E. Hinterlong National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Robert A. Hummer Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
Daniela S. Jopp Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Jessica Kelly-Moore Department of Sociology, Case Western University, USA
Neal Krause Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, USA
Margie E. Lachman Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, USA
Daniel W. L. Lai The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Chioun Lee Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, USA
Suzanne G. Leveille University of Massachusett, Boston, USA
Lydia Li School of Social Work, University of Michigan, USA
Vivian Lou, MD Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Ariela Lowenstein Graduate Department of Aging Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
Kyriakos S. Markides University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Christina Matz-Costa School of Social Work, Boston College, USA
Cathy McEvoy University South Florida, USA
Edward A. Miller Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Sara M. Moorman Department of Sociology, Boston College, USA
Nancy Morrow-Howell George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, USA
Jan E. Mutchler Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Pamela Nadash Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Nan Sook Park School of Social Work, University of South Florida, USA
Karen A. Roberto Virginia Tech, USA
Markus Schafer University of Toronto, CA, Canada
Richard A. Settersten, Jr. Oregon State University, USA
Benjamin Shaw SUNY at Albany, USA
Tetyana Shippee, PhD School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
Merril Silverstein Department of Sociology, Syracuse University, USA
Nina Silverstein Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Jeffrey Stokes Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
J. Jill Suitor Department of Sociology, Purdue University, USA
Miles Taylor Florida State University, Sociology, USA
Clemens Tesch-Roemer German Centre on Gerontology, Germany
Linda Waite Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, USA
Jeni Warburton College of Science, Health and Engineering, Latrobe University, Australia
David Warner University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Christian Weller Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Emily Wiemers College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Janet Wilmoth Department of Sociology, Syracuse University, USA
Timothy D. Windsor Flinders University, Australia
Bei Wu New York University, USA
Zachary Zimmer University of California, San Francisco, USA
Former Editors
Debra Parker Oliver, PhD, MSW University of Missouri, USA
Edgar F. Borgatta - Founder Anthropology, University of Washington, USA
Rhonda J. V. Montgomery University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
Angela M. O'Rand Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Research on Aging

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/roa to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Research on Aging will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Research on Aging may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    1.2 General instructions and article types

    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    2.2 Authorship

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    2.4 Funding

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    2.7 Clinical trials

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    2.9 Research Data

    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    4.3 Supplemental material

    4.4 Reference style

    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    6.2 Online First publication

    6.3 Access to your published article

    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Research on Aging, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 General instructions and article types

    Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the most recent APA Reference Style, using a word-processor (save as .doc, .docx, or .rtf). Do not send PDF files. Times New Roman (12 pt) is the preferred text font. All manuscripts should be double-spaced with at least 1” margins on all sides. Please number all pages beginning with the abstract, including the reference pages, tables and figures. In order that manuscripts may be sent anonymously, authors are requested to place no form of identification either upon the body of the manuscript, upon the required abstract or in the file names. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in Research on Aging. Authors submitting a manuscript to the journal should not simultaneously submit the same manuscript to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Content should be uploaded and placed in the following order.

    The title page should be a separate document and include:

    • All authors’ names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and highest professional degrees, and the corresponding author’s address and telephone number.
    • Any acknowledgements should appear at the bottom of the title page. Funding acknowledgements should include the full name of the funding agency followed by the grant number.
    • A brief (50 word maximum) biographical statement for all authors at the bottom of the title page.

    Original Research

    First submissions of manuscripts should not contain more than 6,000 words of text (not including abstract, references and exhibits). Shorter length manuscripts are appreciated. Also, these manuscripts should not contain more than 10 pages of references, tables and figures combined. The following organization applies to all research article submissions:

    Abstract: Authors should include an abstract of no more than 150 words in paragraph form without citations as the first page of the manuscript. This abstract should be factual and present the objective of the study, methods, main findings, and the principal conclusions. The abstract should be followed by 4 to 6 key words for indexing.

    Introduction: Rationale for the study and statement of purpose.

    Literature Review: Literature review with sub-headings, as necessary, and conceptual framework (where appropriate).

    Research Design: Specify design features including sampling strategy, data collection, measurement, and analytic strategy. Additionally, please note the approval of human subjects research by all Institutional Review Boards, where appropriate. If reporting qualitative methodology, please review the COREQ guidelines for reporting qualitative research: http://www.equator-network.org/resource-centre/library-of-health-research-reporting/reporting-guidelines/qualitative-research/

    Results: Describe the sample attributes and present the results for each research question or hypotheses. When statistical tests are preformed, provide test statistics and p values.

    Discussion: Interpret the findings in the context of other research, conceptual frameworks, theory, and study design. Address the study limitations.

    Conclusion: State the bottom line and what the results mean for policy, practice with seniors, or future research.

    Tables and Figures: Tables and figures generally convey information not presented in the text. Word processing programs should be used to produce tables without vertical lines, following the most recent edition of the APA Style Manual. Tables should be placed at the end of the article, following the references. Each figure should be submitted as a separate file. Preferred placement of tables and figures should be noted in the text. Example:

    [Insert Table 1 about here]

    Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analysis

    Traditional literature reviews are not appropriate; however, systematic evidence-based reviews are encouraged as well as rigorous meta-analyses. These manuscripts should follow the above guidelines and report using guidelines of PRISMA: http://www.equator-network.org/resource-centre/library-of-health-research-reporting/reporting-guidelines/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analysis/

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

     

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of up to 3 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    Research on Aging is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for ROA can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.2 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 or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,

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

    (iii) Approved the version to be published,

    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Research on Aging requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Research on Aging 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 ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    2.7 Clinical trials

    Research on Aging conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

    2.9. Research Data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, The Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
     

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Research on Aging 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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 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 licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence 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 the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Research on Aging offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Research on Aging adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Research on Aging is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/roa to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 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.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Research on Aging editorial office as follows:

    Jeffrey A. Burr, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

    Email: ROA@umb.edu

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