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The GerontologistĀ®, 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.


YearImpact FactorSsi: Gerontology
20153.1683 out of 32
20143.2314 out of 32
20132.7727 out of 31
20122.2837 out of 30
20112.4816 out of 30
20102.3156 out of 28
20091.8808 out of 25
20082.2495 out of 25

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 Gerontologist are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of The Gerontologist or Oxford University Press. Neither Oxford University Press nor The Gerontologist 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 Gerontologist, the editors, the editorial board, The Gerontological Society of America or Oxford University Press.

Copyright Ā© 2014 The Gerontological Society of America

Any online advertisements on article pages are randomly placed. Any correspondence between the article content and the advertisements is entirely coincidental.


The journal is covered by the following services:

Abstracts in Social Gerontology: current literature on ageing
General Science Index
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition

Published on behalf of

The Gerontological Society of America

Impact Factor: 3.168

5-Yr impact factor: 3.490


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