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The Gerontologist® , published since 1961, is a bimonthly journal (first issue in February) of The Gerontological Society of America that provides a multidisciplinary perspective on human aging through the publication of research and analysis in gerontology, including social policy, program development, and service delivery. It reflects and informs the broad community of disciplines and professions involved in understanding the aging process and providing service to older people. Articles, including those in applied research, should report concepts and research findings, with implications for policy or practice. Contributions from social and psychological sciences, biomedical and health sciences, political science and public policy, economics, education, law, and the humanities are welcome. Brief descriptions of innovative practices and programs are appropriate in the Practice Concepts section.

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Year Impact Factor Ssi: Gerontology
2015 3.168 3 out of 32
2014 3.231 4 out of 32
2013 2.772 7 out of 31
2012 2.283 7 out of 30
2011 2.481 6 out of 30
2010 2.315 6 out of 28
2009 1.880 8 out of 25
2008 2.249 5 out of 25
2007 1.820

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

5 Year Impact Factor 3.490
Immediacy Index .530
Cited Half-life >10.0
Eigenfactor Score 0.00779
h5 Index 45
2014 SNIP 2.043
2014 SJR 1.546

Average Altmetric Score 7.2


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The mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations, and the inclusion of advertisements in the journal does not imply endorsement by The Gerontologist , the editors, the editorial board, The Gerontological Society of America or Oxford University Press.

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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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