Aging Journals: Some of the best journals about aging.

Aging Journals.  If you want the latest anti-aging articles, you want to read academic journals about aging.  Why? These are the journals where you will find the latest research on the topic. If you want to know the latest studies, you need to get access to some of these Aging Journals.  Your local librarian may be of help when you want to read a journal or a specific article in soem journal. 

But there are a few things you can do before consulting the librarian to find some Aging Journals.

First, Check to see if the journal (or the article you want) has been published online. Just do a web search. Sometimes your search will bring up the entire article; other times is may bring up an 'abstract' or summary.  If your on-line search does not give you what you want then, go to the second step.

Second, check with your local college or university. The college/university library may subscribe to some of the journals you want. If you do not have a  library card for your local college or university, start your serch at your local public library.  Sometimes public libraries subscribe to a few of these journals.  AND even if they do not, your local library can often obtain a journal through 'inter-library loan'. 

If neither of these things work, your librarian may be able to contact a college or university to see if you could receive permission to use their collection of Aging journals. Remember: most librarians want readers to find what they want and these professionals often know ways of borrowing things or getting copies made that most ordinary readers do not know. So ask..      Oh, and be sure to ask about costs. Some libraries charge a fee for making copies of articles. You do not want to be faced with an unexpected bill.

Another way to find some of the Aging Journals.  If you do not have access to a college or university library check with your local public librarian. Your public library may subscribe to a few of these journals AND if your local library is part of an 'inter-library loan' system, your librarian may be able borrow a copy of the journal for you or ask the other library to make a copy of the article you want. (Be prepared to pay.) 

Your librarian is key to finding what you want. And most librarians delight in doing so.


List of Useful Aging Journals

1.Aging & Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts.  Authors come from the social science disciplines,  from clinical medicine as well as from humanities. Besides original articles, Ageing & Society publishes book reviews, occasional review articles and special issues. 

2.Clinical Interventions in Aging - an online publication
is an  international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on evidence-based reports on the value or lack thereof of treatments intended to prevent or delay the onset of maladaptive correlates of aging in human beings.

3. Generations. Journal of the American Society on Aging (ASA). ASA, 833 Market Street, Suite 512, San Francisco, CA 94103. This quarterly provides in-depth views of issues in aging. Topics that have been published include: Creativity in Later Life, Aging Well, Autonomy and Long-Term Practice, AIDS and an Aging Society, Alcohol and Drugs: Misuse and Abuse, Law and Aging, The Politics of Aging, Mental Health, Relationships in Later Life, etc.

4.The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.  Baywood Publishing Co., 26 Austin Avenue, Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701,  Phone (631) 691-1270, Fax (631) 691-1770. Publishes research that addresses broad questions that illuminate the "human" side of gerontology. Emphasis is upon psychological and social studies of aging and the aged.

5.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL AGING AND LATER LIFE
which is published with the support of the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

More Aging Journals

6. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

This is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, scholarly reviews, and professional-application articles on the relationship between physical activity and the aging process.


7.JOURNAL OF AGING STUDIES features scholarly papers with new interpretations that  challenge existing theory and empirical work. Articles need not deal with the field of aging as a whole, but with any  topic pertinent to the aging experience and related to the broad concerns and subject matter of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. This journal emphasizes innovations and critique - new directions in general - regardless of theoretical or methodological orientation or academic discipline.

8.Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, 1-800-HAWORTH (1-800-429-6784). Quarterly. This journal addresses the causes, treatment, effects, and prevention of  mistreatment
 of older persons in order to promote awareness of the problem
 of elder abuse and neglect.

9. Journal of Women & Aging. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904- 1-800-HAWORTH (1-800-429-6784). Quarterly.Journal of Women & Aging is a multidisciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory, and research designed to enhance the knowledge of professionals who are concerned about aging and women.


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