Aging Journals and Organizations
Below is information about journals on aging, along with national and international professional organizations.
This list was adapted from one originally compiled by Monika Deppen Wood, MA (Rutgers University - Camden, NJ)
Scope draws on aims described by respective journals
Activities, Adaptation, & Aging. Scope: Working tool for activity directors and all health care professionals concerned with the enhancement of the lives of the aged. The journal examines a wide spectrum of activities: activity-based intervention for persons with dementia; activity determinants in independent-living elderly; activity implications in a variety of settings; activity participation patterns; and activity implications for everyday practice.
AGE. Journal of the American Aging Association. Scope: An international journal that publishes articles describing research in the biology of aging and research on biomedical applications that impact aging.
Age and Ageing. Journal of the British Geriatrics Society Scope: An international journal publishing refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology. Its range includes research on ageing and clinical, epidemiological, and psychological aspects of later life.
Ageing and Society. Journal of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and the British Society of Gerontology Scope: Journal is interdisciplinary and international, devoted to publishing papers which further the understanding of human ageing...features an extensive book review section, review symposia, a section of abstracts of relevant articles in other journals, special issues on important topics and progress reports on specified research areas.
Aging Cell. Published by the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Scope: Publishes research addressing fundamental issues in the biology of aging. It seeks to cover all areas of geroscience, highlighting research that uncovers mechanistic aspects of the aging process, as well as the links between aging and age-related disease.
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Scope: Publishes papers from the fields of experimental gerontology and clinical and social geriatrics. The principal aim of the journal is to facilitate the exchange of information between specialists in these three fields of gerontological research.
Australasian Journal on Ageing. Published on behalf of AJA, Inc. which represents The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, Aged and Community Services Australia, Australian Council on the Ageing, and the Australian Association of Gerontology. Scope: Publishes original work in any area of gerontology and geriatric medicine. It welcomes international submissions, particularly from authors in the Asia Pacific region.
Biogerontology. Scope: Offers original research data, new ideas and discussions on modulating the aging process by physical, chemical and biological means.
Canadian Journal of Aging Journal of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. Scope: The Canadian Journal on Aging/Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJA/RCV) promotes excellence in research and disseminates the latest work of researchers in the social sciences, humanities, health and biological sciences who study the older population of Canada and other countries.
Clinical Gerontologist Scope: Publishes research relevant to the needs of mental health professionals and all practitioners who deal with the aged client. Published in cooperation with Psychologists in Long Term Care, the journal is designed for psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, and counselors (family, pastoral, and vocational) who address the issues commonly found in later life.
Educational Gerontology Scope: Publishes original research in the fields of gerontology, adult education, and the social and behavioral sciences.
EURAPA - The European Review of Aging and Physical Activity. Publication of the European Group for Research into the Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREP). Scope: Offers the scientific community in-depth literature reviews from distinguished scholars, meta-analytically based reviews, and introductory reviews for researchers and practitioners wishing to look beyond the borders of their specialization. A section of the journal is devoted to the work of novice researchers, who are invited to submit review papers.
Experimental Gerontology. Scope: A multidisciplinary journal for the publication of work from all areas of biogerontology, with an emphasis on studies focused at the systems level of investigation.
Generations. Journal of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Scope: Each issue brings together the best and most useful information about a key topic in aging, with an emphasis on the latest developments in the areas of practice, research and policy.
Geriatric Nursing. Publication of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA). Scope: Reports the latest developments in the management of acute and chronic disorders and provide practical advice on care of older adults across the long term continuum.
Geriatric Medicine. Scope: Concerned with older people's healthcare and plays a pivotal role in helping readers meet the challenge of managing related diseases...practical clinical articles written by leaders in their field that exemplify best practice in all the therapeutic areas relevant to the care of older people.
The Gerontologist. Journal of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Scope: Provides a multidisciplinary perspective on human aging through the publication of research and analysis in gerontology, including social policy, program development, and service delivery.
Gerontology: International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Gerontology. Journal of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). Scope: Publishes manuscripts on all aspects of experimental and clinical research into the ageing process.
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics Scope: A medium for the publication of papers from the fields of experimental gerontology and clinical and social geriatrics. The principal aim of the journal is to facilitate the exchange of information between specialists in these three fields of gerontological research.
Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. Journal of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Scope: Focuses on the exchange of information related to research, curriculum development, course and program evaluation, classroom and practice innovation, and other topics with educational implications for gerontology and geriatrics.
Health Affairs Project HOPE's bi-monthly journal. Scope: Explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.
Home Health Care Services Quarterly. Scope: Dedicated to the advancement of research, practice, and policy in health care across a continuum of care settings from the home, to the hospital, to the community.
The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Scope: Emphasis is upon psychological and social studies of aging and the aged. However, the Journal also publishes research that introduces observations from other fields that illuminate the "human" side of gerontology, or utilizes gerontological observations to illuminate in other fields.
International Journal of Education and Ageing published by the Association for Education and Ageing Scope: Brings together the best of international research, scholarship and practice on education, learning and ageing in a critical and accessible manner.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Scope: Provides an international perspective on the important issue of geriatric psychiatry, and contributions are published from countries throughout the world.
International Psychogeriatrics . Journal of the International Psychogeriatric Association. Scope: A multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for researchers, clinicians, and educators in the field of psychogeriatrics.
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. The official journal of the International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity (ICAPA). A multidisciplinary journal examines the dynamic relationship between physical activity and the aging process.
Journal of Aging and Social Policy. Scope: Examines and analyzes policymaking and the political processes that affect the development and implementation of programs for the elderly from a global perspective.
Journal of Aging Studies. Scope: Features scholarly papers offering new interpretations that challenge existing theory and empirical work. Articles need not deal with the field of aging as a whole, but with any defensibly relevant topic pertinent to the aging experience and related to the broad concerns and subject matter of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
Journal of Applied Gerontology. Scope: Provides an international forum for information that has clear and immediate applicability to the health, care, and quality of life of the elderly.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Scope: Offers an international and interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the aging process and the problems of the aged throughout the world.
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Scope: Explores the advances in research, policy and practice, and clinical and ethical issues surrounding the abuse and neglect of older people.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Scope: Publication of clinically relevant original articles on the practice of gerontological nursing across the continuum of care in a variety of health care settings.
Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Scope: Offers you the information you need to stay abreast of the changing and controversial issues of today's growing aging population.
Journal of Health and Social Behavior. (formerly: The Journal of Health and Human Behavior). Published by the American Sociological Association (ASA) Scope: A medical sociology journal that publishes empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and health care.
Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Scope: Aims to serve the needs of gerontological professionals in the fields of architecture and housing, urban planning, and public policy who are responsible for the residential environments of the elderly in the community.
Journal of Mental Health and Aging. Scope: Addresses the mental changes associated with normal and abnormal or pathological aging, as well as the psychological and psychiatric problems of the aging population.
Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. Scope: Publishes original research studies that are directly relevant to clinical and community nutrition issues that affect older adults.
Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. Journal of the International Academy Nutrition & Aging (IANA). Scope: Aim is to contribute to the improvement of knowledge regarding the relationships between nutrition and the aging process from birth to old age.
Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging. Scope: Providing a crucial balance between theory and practice, the journal informs secular professionals - administrators, counselors, nurses, physicians, recreational rehabilitative therapists, and social workers - about developments in the field of religion, spirituality, and aging.
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. Scope: Explores issues crucial to individuals with serious, life-threatening, and life-limiting illness and their families across the lifespan.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Publication of The American Geriatric Society (AGS) Scope: A comprehensive and reliable source of monthly research and information about common diseases and disorders of older adults.
Journal of Women & Aging. Scope: Provides practitioners, educators, researchers, and administrators with a comprehensive guide to the unique challenges facing women in their later years.
The Journals of Gerontology. The journal of The Gerontological Society of America, Scope: Comprised of four separate journals. Series A includes The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. Series B includes The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, and the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. Scope: A multidisciplinary journal aimed at revealing the molecular, biochemical, and biological mechanisms that underlie the process of ageing and the development of age-associated disease.
OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying. Scope: Drawing on contributions from the fields of psychology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, law, education, history and literature, this Journal brings insight into terminal illness; the process of dying, bereavement, mourning, funeral customs, suicide.
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. Scope: Focuses on current practice and emerging issues in the care of the older client, including rehabilitation and long-term care in institutional and community settings, and innovative programming; the entire range of problems experienced by the elderly; and the current skills needed for working with older clients.
Psychology and Aging. Published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Scope: Publishes original articles on adult development and aging. Such original articles include reports of research that may be applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental (laboratory, field, or naturalistic studies), methodological, or psychosocial.
Research on Aging. Scope: An interdisciplinary journal designed to reflect the expanding role of research in the field of social gerontology.
Health & Aging Organizations Directory
National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a searchable database of more than 350 national health and aging organizations.
Administration on Aging (AoA) provides a list of websites of national organizations in the categories of Alzheimer's disease, elder rights, faith-based, family caregiving, homelessness, housing, in-home & long-term care, minority organizations, nutrition, research & education, and transportation.
Some organizations have student member options and provide opportunities for research and conference travel support for student members. Explore these organizations below.
• American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
• American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
• American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 20 Adult Development and Aging
• American Society on Aging (ASA)
• American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Aging and the Life Course
• Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
• Association of Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE)
• Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
• International Federation on Aging (IFA)
Local Regional Organizations