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The Journals of Gerontology ® were the first journals on aging published in the United States. The tradition of excellence in these peer-reviewed scientific journals, established in 1946, continues today. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A® publishes within its covers the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences .


Publishes articles on the biological aspects of aging in areas such as biochemistry, biodemography, cellular and molecular biology, comparative and evolutionary biology, endocrinology, exercise sciences, genetics, immunology, morphology, neuroscience, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, vertebrate and invertebrate genetics, and biological underpinnings of late life diseases.

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JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY: MEDICAL SCIENCES, Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD, Editor in Chief

Publishes articles representing the full range of medical sciences pertaining to aging. Appropriate areas include, but are not limited to, basic medical science, clinical epidemiology, clinical research, and health services research for professions such as medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences, and nursing. It publishes articles on research pertinent to human biology and disease. The following types of articles are published: 1) articles reporting original research; 2) rapid communications; 3) review articles; 4) guest editorials.

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Year Impact Factor Si: Geriatrics & Gerontology Ssi: Gerontology
2015 5.476 4 out of 49 1 out of 32
2014 5.416 2 out of 50 1 out of 32
2013 4.984 3 out of 49 1 out of 31
2012 4.314 6 out of 46 1 out of 30
2011 4.598 5 out of 44 1 out of 30
2010 3.988 8 out of 44 1 out of 28
2009 3.083 12 out of 40 3 out of 25
2008 4.003 7 out of 36 2 out of 25
2007 2.932 9 out of 31 3 out of 22

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.


Statements of fact and opinion in the articles in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of the Gerontological Society of America or Oxford University Press. Neither Oxford University Press nor the Gerontological Society of America make any representation, express or implied, in respect of the accuracy of the material in this journal and cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made. The reader should make her or his own evaluation as to the appropriateness or otherwise of any experimental technique described.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of its 5,500 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.

The Society, founded in 1945, is the driving force behind the advancement of gerontology both domestically and internationally. Its members come from more than 50 countries.

GSA fosters collaboration between biologists, health professionals, policymakers, and behavioral and social scientists. GSA believes the intersection of research from diverse areas is the best way to achieve the greatest impact and promote healthy aging.

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