Aging Journals: where to find research studies about aging and longevity

Aging journals. If you want to read the latest research about anti-aging or longevity, you will want to consult scientific and academic journals on the topic.

Why? Researchers and college professors publish their research in these journals.  They need to have new articles published on a regular basis if they want a promotion.  "Publish or perish" is a well known phrase for most faculty members.

So college faculty send their articles to  Aging journals in hopes of having their work accepted for publication. If you want to read the latest research in the field,  you need to get copies of these journals. This used to be time consuming and somewhat difficult to do. You had to fill out forms and ask a librarian to request a copy of whatever article you wanted via Inter-library loan. But now you can find most of these journals and articles on the Internet.

How to begin finding relevant articles:

First, check the U.S. National Institutes of Health database of articles published in academic journals.  You can find this database at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine web site.  It has an excellent search engine. It can be found at: 

Second. Once you know which articles you want, check to see if any are published online.   Many journals now publish online. Some provide free access to the complete text of their articles. Others only allow free reads of the Abstracts (summaries). 

If you find an article that you want to read and the full text is not available on line, go to your local library. Your librarian may be able to find a library that would either lend a copy of the journal or if they are not willing to lend the journal, they may be willing to send a copy of the article you want  to your local library.  

Other ways to find articles in Aging Journals. 

Consult your local college or university library. College/university libraries  subscribe to journals not often found in local libraries so your the college library may have the journals you want. Visit in person. Ask to speak with a librarian and explain what you are looking for and why you need it. Most librarians are willing to help.

If you do not have access to a college or university library, your local public library may be part of an 'inter-library loan' system and that means you library may be able borrow a copy of the journal or they may ask the library with the article you want to make a copy. (Be prepared to pay. Always ask about charges so you are not surprised when the article comes with a bill attached for 'copy services'.) 

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 studies, 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.Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, (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.

4. 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.

5. Research on Aging. " international forum on the aged and the ageing process, providing you with the knowledge you need to help improve practices and policies concerning the elderly."

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