The Gerontologist

journal gerontologist  The Gerontologist, published since 1961, is a journal of The Gerontological Society of America that provides a multidisciplinary perspective on human aging by publishing research and analysis on applied social issues. It informs the broad community of disciplines and professions involved in understanding the aging process and providing care to older people. Articles should include a conceptual framework and testable hypotheses. Implications for policy or practice should be highlighted. The Gerontologist publishes quantitative and qualitative research and encourages manuscript submissions of various types including: research articles, intervention research, review articles, measurement articles, forums, and brief reports. Book and media reviews, International Spotlights, and award-winning lectures are commissioned by the editors.



Latest News

  • With an impact factor of 5.271, The Gerontologist was ranked third among all journals in the gerontology category in the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition (2020).
  • The Gerontologist's special issue, "Workforce Issues in Long-Term Care", was published in June 2021.
  • Read the new two-part special collection, "Gerontology in a Time of Pandemic," (Part I and Part II). All articles can be accessed without subscription.
  • An open access supplement issue of The Gerontologist funded by UC Davis, "Advancing Family Caregiving Research" is published online.
  • The Gerontologist Podcast, as part of GSA on Aging Podcast Series, has launched in May 2019.

Journal Alerts via E-mail

Stay up to date on the latest research from The Gerontological Society of America with content alerts delivered to your email. Register for a free Oxford Academic account to create custom email alerts from The Gerontologist; The Journals of Gerontology, Series A and Series B; Public Policy & Aging Report; and Innovation in Aging. Once logged in, select “Email alerts” from your account drop down menu.

Journal Claims (members only)

Please note the following when applying for lost, damaged, or missing issues:

  • Back issue claims and copies lost in the mail will be honored within 90 days of the date of the issue.  If more than 90 days have passed, single issues may be available for purchase based on availability.
  • Claims filed due to insufficient (or no notice) of change of address will not be honored.

Claims can be made from Oxford University Press. Click here for more information. 

Change of Address (members only)

Members are able to change their mailing address on file by updating their member profile. If you miss an issue because of the address change, you must claim this missing issue within 90 days of the publication date.

More information about our Journal:

  • One-page Tutorial on Accessing GSA Journals Online
  • Author Guidelines
  • Manuscript Submissions
  • Editorial Board
  • Rights and Permissions
  • Institutional Pricing
  • Advertising
  • To reach the editorial office, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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