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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 B® publishes within its covers the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences .

JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, Bob G. Knight, PhD, Editor in Chief

Publishes articles on development in adulthood and old age that advance the psychological science of aging processes and outcomes. Articles in JG: PS have clear implications for theoretical or methodological innovation in the psychology of aging or contribute significantly to the empirical understanding of psychological processes and aging. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, attitudes, clinical applications, cognition, education, emotion, health, human factors, interpersonal relations, neuropsychology, perception, personality, physiological psychology, social psychology, and sensation. Applied research with theoretical significance is welcome. Manuscripts reporting work that relates behavioral aging to neighboring disciplines are also appropriate. The Journal publishes three types of articles: (a) reports of original research, (b) brief reports of original research, (c) New Directions in Aging Research--reviews of cutting-edge topics with theoretical or methodological implications. See word and page limitations below. All submissions are peer-reviewed, with final decisions made by the Editor.

JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY: SOCIAL SCIENCES, Deborah S Carr, PhD, Editor in Chief

Publishes articles dealing with aging issues from the fields of anthropology, demography, economics, epidemiology, geography, political science, public health, social history, social work, and sociology. The Journal publishes five types of contributions: 1) articles reporting original research; 2) brief reports; 3) letters to the editor; 4) reviews; and 5) theoretical and methodological articles.

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


Year Impact Factor Ssi: Gerontology Ssi: Psychology, Multidisciplinary Si: Geriatrics & Gerontology Si: Psychology
2014 3.213 5 out of 32 17 out of 129 17 out of 50 19 out of 76
2013 2.852 6 out of 31 19 out of 127 17 out of 49 26 out of 74
2012 3.006 5 out of 30 15 out of 126 16 out of 46 18 out of 75
2011 2.615 5 out of 30 18 out of 124 20 out of 44 27 out of 75
2010 1.963 8 out of 28 23 out of 120 24 out of 44 40 out of 73
2009 2.094 6 out of 25 23 out of 111 17 out of 40 35 out of 70
2008 2.016 8 out of 25 20 out of 101 20 out of 36 33 out of 61

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

Disclaimer

Statements of fact and opinion in the articles in the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social 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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