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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

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, Merril Silverstein, PhD, Editor

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


YearImpact FactorSsi: Psychology, MultidisciplinarySsi: GerontologySi: PsychologySi: Geriatrics & Gerontology
20123.00615 out of 1265 out of 3018 out of 7516 out of 46
20112.61518 out of 1245 out of 3027 out of 7520 out of 44
20101.96323 out of 1208 out of 2840 out of 7324 out of 44
20092.09423 out of 1116 out of 2535 out of 7017 out of 40
20082.01620 out of 1018 out of 2533 out of 6120 out of 36

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.

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

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