Aging Journals: the best journals about aging and longevity

Aging journals. If you want to read the latest research about anti-aging or longevity, you most likely to  find it published in a scientific or academic journal.

Why? Researchers and college professors and need to publish articles in their fields on a regular basis if they want to advance their careers. They usually send their latest work to one of the many  Aging journals in hopes of having their work accepted for publication. So if you want to read the latest research, you need to find copies of these journal.

You can save yourself a lot of time by using a few key web resources.   First, the U.S. National Institutes of Health offers a database of all articles published in academic journal at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (sometimes referred to as PubMed at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ )

In addition you will find that many journals are published online. Some allow you to read the complete text of articles. Others only allow free reads of an article's Abstract (summary).  If you find an article that you want to read but reading the full text is not available on line, ask your local librarian for help.

Your librarian may be able to find a library that would either lend a copy of the journal in which the article is published or if they are not willing to lend the journal , they might make a copy and send it to your local library. 

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


Where to begin

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'.  

Another way to find  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 OR 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. Always ask about charges so you are not surprised if the article comes with a bill for 'copy services' attached.) 

Remember: your librarian is key to finding what you want. And most librarians delight in doing so.  (If you like to read Aging journals research, it is worth making friends with your local librarian.)


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  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.  It is published online so you can find it with a web search.

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. Another online publication is The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. It publishes research that "addresses broad questions that illuminate the 'human' side of gerontology." It emphasizes the psychological and social studies of aging and aged persons.  It is also published online and you can find it with a web search.  If you want contact information of the publisher: Baywood Publishing Co., 26 Austin Avenue, Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701.  Phone (631) 691-1270, Fax (631) 691-1770. 


5. Click on the link to find the  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL AGING AND LATER LIFE . This journal is published with the support of the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

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.

And finally there is:

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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