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Aging & Ageism

Index Professional Associations

  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
    AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and mental health. The products, activities and publications of the AAGP focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.

  • American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
    AFAR promotes healthier aging through biomedical research. It is committed to the dissemination of scientific knowledge about aging, both witin the scientific community and to the public.

  • American Society on Aging (ASA)
    An organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Their resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

  • Aging & The Life Course
    Section of the American Sociological Association.

  • Alter(n) und Gesellschaft
    Section Aging and Society of the German Sociological Association.

  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
    Promoting multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging and disseminating gerontological research knowledge to researchers, practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.

  • International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

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Index Journals on Aging

  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging
    Compiled by The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and published by Sage Publications.

  • Activities, Adaptation and Aging
    Stimulates an interdisciplinary approach to activities management and how such an approach contributes to the overall goal of activities: quality of care and quality of life for the aged.

  • Age and Ageing
    An international journal that publishes articles and revciews on geriatric medicine and gerontology. Its range includes research on ageing and clinical, epidemiological, and psychological aspects of later life. It is the journal of the British Geriatrics Society.

  • Aging and Mental Health
    A peer-reviewed journal intended for a broad spectrum of mental health professionals. Those who are engaged in research, training, clinical care, social services, as well as law and policy will find the journal an important source of timely and state-of-the-art information.

  • Ageing and Society
    The Journal of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and The British Society of Gerontology (BSG)
    The interdisciplinary and international journal publishes articles which further the understanding of human ageing, particularly from the social and behavioural sciences and humanities.

  • Aging Cell
    Published on behalf of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland by Blackwell Publishing. A new journal which addresses fundamental issues in the biology of aging. It covers genes and functional genomics, cell proliferation, senescence and death, signaling and gene expression, cell stress and damage, integrative physiology, and new theories of aging and longevity.

  • Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    An international journal integrating experimental, clinical and social studies on aging. Publishes experimental papers dealing with the basic mechanisms of aging at the molecular, cellular, tissue or organ level and clinical papers with new information on aging.

  • Australasian Journal on Ageing
    This journal on ageing is published quarterly by Council on the Ageing (Australia). It covers social gerontology, home and community services, health services research, geriatric medicine and biology of ageing.

  • Biogerontology
    An international journal that contributes to understanding aging processes at the level of cells, tissues, and organs. It focuses on research projects which attempt to understand, prevent, cure or minimize age-related impairments.

  • Canadian Journal on Aging (CJA)
    A refereed journal of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG). It publishes manuscripts on aging concerned with biology, educational gerontology, health sciences, psychology, social sciences, and social policy and practice.

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  • Clinical Gerontologist - The Journal of Aging and Mental Health
    Promotes timely material relevant to the needs of mental health professionals and all practitioners who deal with the aged client. All articles feature timely, practical material revelant and applicable to the assessment and management of mental disorders in later life.

  • Crone Chronicles - A Journal of Conscious Aging
    Enormous numbers of women are traveling through the gate of menopause and looking forward to a life span of some 30 more years. Some women have a certain hard-won wisdom. What are they going to do with this wisdom? Play golf? Get their hair done? Here you find women who glimpse the opportunity, and the responsibility. Meet them.

  • European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
    A review journal which addresses topics related to physical activity and aging in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

  • Experimental Gerontology
    A multidisciplinary journal that publishes original work in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, neurosciences, nutrition, immunology, and endocrinology.The journal also publishes studies into the behavioural and cognitive consequences of aging, where a clear biological causal link is implicated.

  • Generations
    Journal of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Provides in-depth views of issues in aging.

  • Geriatric Nursing
    An official publication of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA). A comprehensive source for clinical information and management advice relating to the care of older adults. The journal's peer-reviewed articles report 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. Goal is to maximize caregivers'ability to help elders capitalize on their achievements, prevent or modify ill health, and complete the tasks of later life in ways that add to its enjoyment and meaning.

  • Geriatrics: Better Medicine for Midlife and Beyond
    Medical journal devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with aging.

  • Gerontologist, The
    Presented by the Gerontological Society of America. 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, Clinical, Behavioral, Regenerative and Technological Gerontology.
    Organ of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Basel, Switzerland. Publishes manuscripts on all aspects of research into the ageing process.

  • Gerontology and Geriatrics
    Provides a swift, yet complete, current awareness service. The journal covers all clinical aspects of aging and experimental work on the aging process, including mental and emotional problems in the elderly and social and organizational aspects of health care for the aged.

  • Gerontology and Geriatrics Education
    Source of practical curriculum information for educators, trainers and supervisors in the aging field. It is designed to appeal to a broad range of students, teachers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers and is dedicated to improving awareness of best practices and resources for gerontologists and gerontology/geriatrics educators.

  • Health Affairs
    A multidisciplinary journal that explores of major domestic and international health policy issues and activities of concern to society. It incorporates diverse viewpoints from industry, labor, government, and academe in one publication.

  • Home Health Care Services Quarterly
    Publishes important research on the cutting edge of home care and alternatives to long-term institutional care for the elderly, disabled, and other population groups that use in-home health care and other community services. The journal is aimed toward service providers and health care specialists involved with health care financing, evaluation of services, organization of services, and public policy issues.

  • Indian Journal of Gerontology
    The official journal of the Indian Gerontological Association. It publishes research papers, popular and review articles and allied studies on ageing. The interdisciplinary journal covers: biological sciences, clinical medicine and social sciences.

  • International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
    A non-governmental, non-profit organization which disseminates information that has practical application for the aged.

  • International Journal of Aging and Human Development
    Publishes research from other fields that illuminate the "human" side of gerontology, or utilizes gerontological observations to illuminate in other fields. Emphasis is upon psychological and social studies of aging and the aged.

  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
    Provides an international perspective on geriatric psychiatry, Topics covered include epidemiology of mental disorders in old age, clinical aetiological research, post-mortem pathological and neurochemical studies, treatment trials and evaluation of geriatric psychiatry services. IJGP is the official journal of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (EAGP).

  • International Psychogeriatrics
    The official journal of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA). The journal emphasis is on an integrated and broadly encompassing approach to older people, which considers physical and mental health and illness, as well as psychosocial factors and societal perspectives. The journal is at the forefront of important pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic developments.

  • Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA)
    The official journal of the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity. A multidisciplinary journal examines the dynamic relationship between physical activity and the aging process.

  • Journal of Aging & Social Policy
    Thoughtfull material and discussions about the pressing policy issues faced by a rapidly changing and aging society. The journal examines and analyzes policymaking and the political processes that affect the development and implementation of programs for the elderly from a global perspective. Useful to all professionals engaged in policy and program development for the elderly.

  • Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts (JAHA)
    The official publication of the Humanities and Arts Committee of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) which seeks to create a dialogue between the humanities, medical science, and the social sciences around issues of aging to challenge stereotypes.

  • Journal of Aging Studies
    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. The journal emphasizes innovations and critique regardless of theoretical or methodological orientation or academic discipline.

  • Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG)
    The official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS).Publishes articles in all subdisciplines of aging whose findings, conclusions, or suggestions have clear and sometimes immediate applicability to the problems encountered by older persons as well as articles that inform research and the development of interventions.

  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
    An international, interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for scholarly discussion of the aging process and the problems of the aged throughout the world. It emphasizes discussions of research findings, theoretical issues and applied approaches dealing with non-Western populations. It also invites articles that provide a comparative orientation to the study of the aging process in its social, economic, historical, and biological perspectives.

  • Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
    An interdisciplinary journal focusing on prevention and treatment strategies. It addresses the causes, treatment, effects, and prevention of the mistreatment of older people in order to promote awareness of the problem of elder abuse and neglect.

  • Journal of Gerontological Nursing (JGN)
    A forum for all aspects of gerontological nursing with articles that deal with the practice and/or teaching of gerontological nursing.

  • Journal of Gerontological Social Work
    Features articles on social work practice, theory, administration and consultation in the field of aging.

  • Journal of Health and Social Behavior (JHSB)
    This journal —formerly: The Journal of Health and Human Behavior— is published by the American Sociological Association. It publishes articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health, illness, and medicine in their social context. Its editorial policy favors manuscripts that are grounded in important theoretical issues in medical sociology or the sociology of mental health and that advance our theoretical understanding of the processes by which social factors and human health are interrelated.

  • Journal of Housing for the Elderly
    Covers articles on the current housing revolution and new research synthesizing the cross-disciplinary efforts made to enhance the residential environments of the elderly.

  • Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatics
    Covers essential aspects of nutrition and publishes research papers from a variety of fields in the biological and social sciences. It focuses on nutrition and its effects on the aging process.

  • Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging (JNHA)
    The Official Journal of the International Academy Nutrition & Aging (IANA).

  • Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
    The journal —formerly: The Journal of Religious Gerontology— is sponsored by the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging (NICA), and published by The Haworth Press. It explores the full spectrum of spirituality, religion, and aging issues. Timely, insightful articles delve in-depth into the practices, theories, and data on religion and spirituality, as well as giving you the latest views on ethical issues, grief, death, long-term care for the elderly, support systems for families, retirement, counseling, and (of course) much more.

  • Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
    The journal explores issues of psychosocial care for chronically, critically, and terminally ill patients and their family members. It publishes articles on many pertinent topics including thanatology, educational programs for practitioners and students in the allied health sciences, ethical and moral issues as they relate to medical technology and biological research.

  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
    A research and information source about common diseases and disorders of older adults. It publishes articles that are interdisciplinary and relevant to the clinical care of older persons.

  • Journal of Women & Aging
    A multidisciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory, and research designed to enhance the knowledge of professionals who are concerned about aging and women.

  • Journals of The Gerontological Society of Ameria
    The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) publishes several journals: (1) Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, (2) Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, and (3) The Gerontologist.

  • Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
    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. Emphasis is placed on investigations that delineate the contribution of (1) oxidative damage and/or cellular metabolism; (2) genetic instability; (3) telomere integrity; (4) mitochonidrial function; (5) genetic programs.

  • OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying
    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. It serves as a reliable guide for clinicians, social workers, and health professionals who must deal with problems in crisis management, e.g., terminal illness, fatal accidents, catastrophe, suicide and bereavement.

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
    A forum for allied health professionals to share information on current trends in geriatric rehabilitation, clinical experience, research, and therapeutic practice in geriatrics. Each issue focuses on current practice and emerging issues in the care of the older client, including long-term care in institutional and community settings, crisis intervention, 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). Publishes original articles on adult development and aging. It includes reports on applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental (laboratory, field, or naturalistic studies), methodological, or psychosocial.

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