Aging Journals: research studies about aging and longevity

Aging journals. If you want to read the latest research about anti-aging or longevity, you need to read studies published in scientific and academic journals.

Why? Researchers and college professors publish the results of their research in these journals.  They need to have their work published on a regular basis if they want to be tenured and/or promoted.  "Publish or perish" is a well known phrase in such circles.

So they send their articles to  the Aging journals in hopes of having the work accepted for publication. Those of us who want to read the latest research in the field  need to get copies of these journals. This used to be  time consuming and difficult.  But now you can find most journals and studies on the Internet.

How to begin:

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. Go to: 

Second. Once you know what articles you want, check to see if it is published online.   Many journals published online. Some  provide free access to the complete text of articles. Others only allow free reads of their article 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 for help. 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 to your local library.  

Other way to find articles in Aging Journals. 

Check with your local college or university library. College/university library  subscribe to journals not often found in local libraries so your local college library may have some of 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 the 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. 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.  The publisher is Baywood Publishing Co., 26 Austin Avenue, Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701.  Phone (631) 691-1270, Fax (631) 691-1770. 

5. Here is 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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