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Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging. Sponsored and compiled by The National Council on the Aging, Inc. (NCOA) and published by Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320, (805) 499-0721. Quarterly.
To submit materials for publication, write to: Literature Editor, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, National Council on the Aging, 409 Third Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.
Scope: Provides abstracts and bibliographies of major articles, books, government reports, legislative research studies, and other materials on all aspects of gerontology: including demography, economics, family relations, institutional care, mental health, societal attitudes, work and retirement.

Activities, Adaptation and Aging. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1480, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: This journal stresses an interdisciplinary approach to activities management and how such an approach contributes to the overall goal of activities: quality of care and quality of life for the aged.

Age and Ageing, Journal of The British Geriatrics Society. U.S. publisher: Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 726-6000; FAX: (212) 726-6440. Bimonthly.
Scope: Journal is international in scope and publishes articles on geriatric medicine and gerontology.

Ageing International. The Journal of the International Federation on Ageing. Ageing International, 380 St. Antoine St. W., Suite 3200, Montreal QC H2Y 3X7 Canada. (514) 287-9679. The Interanational Federation on Ageing (IFA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which disseminates information that has practical application for the aged.
Quarterly.
Scope: Publishes papers and articles that examine current international ageing issues.

Aging and Human Development. See: International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Printed in the Netherlands. U.S. address: Elsevier Science Publishers, Journal Information Center, 655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010. Quarterly.
Scope: An international journal integrating experimental, clinical and social studies on aging. Publishes experimental papers dealing with the basic mechanisms of aging at the molecular, cellular, tissue or organ level and clinical papers with new information on aging. Papers dealing with anti-aging pharmacological preparations in humans are welcome. Papers on social aspects, epidemiology and social organizations for the health care of the elderly will also be accepted.

Clinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental Health. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Promotes timely material relevant to the needs of mental health professionals and all practitioners who deal with the aged client.

ELECTRONIC JOURNALS & NEWSLETTERS. This site, compiled by Andrus Gerontology Center Library, University of Southern California, University Park MC-0191, Los Angeles, CA 90089, provides links to over 25 online journals and newsletters.

Experimental Gerontology. Pergamon Press, Inc., Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523, (914) 592-7700. Bimonthly.
Scope: Publishes results of research that elucidate the processes of biological aging in plants, animals, and humans from the molecular level to that of the whole organism.

Generations. Journal of the American Society on Aging (ASA). ASA, 833 Market Street, Suite 512, San Francisco, CA 94103. Quarterly.
Scope: Provides in-depth views of issues in aging. Previous topics 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.

Geriatric Nursing. An Official Publication of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA). Published by Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 11830 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146-3318, (314) 872-8370. Bimonthly.
Scope: Aims at recognizing the unique characteristics of elders and their valuable role in society. Goal is to maximize caregivers' ability to help elders capitalize on their achievements, prevent or modify ill health, and complete the tasks of later life in ways that add to its enjoyment and meaning. Welcomes manuscripts about all aspects of aging that will interest persons who work directly or indirectly with elders.

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Geriatrics: Medicine for Midlife and Beyond. Edgell Communications, Inc., 7500 Old Oak Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44130, (216) 243-8100. Monthly.
Scope: Publishes clinical reviews from various branches of medicine such as neurology, gastroenterology, pharmacology, cardiology, ophthalmology, etc. Sample titles: "Tremor disorders of aging: Diagnosis and management," "Colon cancer: Diagnosis and prognosis in the elderly," or "Cardiac disease in the older diabetic: Management considerations.

The Gerontologist. Gerontological Society of America, 1275 K. Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005-4006. Bimonthly.
Scope: Through publication of research and analysis in applied gerontology, provides multidisciplinary perspective on human aging, including social policy, program development, and service delivery.

Gerontology: International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Gerontology. Organ of the International Association of Gerontology (IAG), Basel, Switzerland. S. Karger Publishers, Inc., 26 West Avon Road, P.O. Box 529, Farmington, CT 06085, (203) 675-7834. Bimonthly.
Scope: Publishes manuscripts on all aspects of experimental and clinical research into the ageing process. (Authors should indicate whether they wish their articles to be considered for the Experimental Section or the Clinical Section.)

Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Source of practical curriculum information for educators, trainers and supervisors in the aging field.

Health Affairs. Project HOPE, Carter Hall, Millwood, VA 22646, 1-800-825-0061 or (703) 837-2100. Quarterly.
Scope: This multidisciplinary journal is dedicated to the serious exploration of major domestic and international health policy issues and activities of concern to society. Incorporates diverse viewpoints from industry, labor, government, and academe in one publication.

Health Care Financing Review. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, 1A9 Oak Meadows Building, 6325 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21207. Quarterly.
Scope: Features statistical reports and research articles on health care financing trends that highlight various aspects of the Medicare program.

Home Health Care Services Quarterly. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Covers major areas of concern to policy makers, planners, and providers of home health care and related services.

International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 26 Austin Ave., P.O. Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701, (516) 691-1270. 8x/year.
Scope: Emphasis is given to psychological and social studies of aging and the aged; but research that introduces observations from other fields that illuminate the "human" side of gerontology will also be considered.

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UD, England. (Authors in North America should submit manuscripts to Dr. George S. Alexopoulos, Dept. of Psychiatry, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605. Quarterly.
Scope: Aims to communicate the results of original research in the causes, treatment and care of all forms of mental disorders which affect the elderly. Topics covered will include epidemiology of mental disorders in old age, clinical etiological research, post mortem pathological and neurochemical studies, treatment trials and evaluation of services.

Journal of Aging and Social Policy. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Aims to generate thought and discussion about the pressing policy issues faced by a rapidly changing and aging society. Diverse positions on issues will be presented and opposing arguments encouraged. Useful to all professionals engaged in policy and program development for the elderly.

Journal of Aging Studies. JAI Press Inc., 55 Old Post Road - No. 2, P.O. Box 1678, Greenwich, CT 06836-1678, (203) 661-7602. Quarterly.
Scope: Features scholarly papers offering new interpretations and challenging existing theory and empirical work. Articles need not deal with the field of aging as a whole, but with any defensibly relevant topic pertinent to the aging experience and related to the broad concerns and subject matter of the social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

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Journal of Applied Gerontology. The Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. Published by Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320, (805) 499-0721. Quarterly.
Scope: Publishes articles in all subdisciplines of aging whose findings, conclusions, or suggestions have clear and sometimes immediate applicability to the problems encountered by older persons.

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Printed in the Netherlands. U.S. address: Kluwer Academic Publishers, P.O. Box 358, Accord Station, Hingham, MA 02018-9990, (617) 871-6600. Quarterly.
Scope: This international, interdisciplinary journal provides a forum for scholarly discussion of the aging process and the problems of the aged throughout the world. The journal emphasizes discussions of research findings, theoretical issues and applied approaches dealing with non-Western populations, but also invites articles that will provide a comparative orientation to the study of the aging process in its social, economic, historical, and biological perspectives.

Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Addresses the causes, treatment, effects, and prevention of the mistreatment of older people in order to promote awareness of the problem of elder abuse and neglect.

Journal of Geriatric Drug Therapy. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Devoted to drug therapy and related issues in the geriatric population. Its goal is the dissemination of important findings and exchange of controversial, innovative, or timely views related to geripharmacotherapy.

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The Journal of the Boston Society for Gerontologic Psychiatry, Inc.. Published by International Universities Press, Inc., 83 Horace Road, Belmont, MA 02178, (617) 489-1954. Semiannual.
Scope: Each issue devoted to a central theme, such as "The Middle Years and After" or "Ethnic & Cultural Variations in the Care of the Aged".

Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Slack, Inc., 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NU 08086, (609) 848-1000. Monthly.
Scope: Articles deal with the practice and/or teaching of gerontological nursing are published.

Journal of Gerontological Social Work. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Features articles on social work practice, theory, administration and consultation in the field of aging.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior. (formerly: The Journal of Health and Human Behavior). Published by the American Sociological Association, 1722 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, (202) 833-3410. Quarterly.
Scope: Publishes articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health, illness, and medicine in their social context.

Journal of Housing for the Elderly. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Covers articles on the current housing revolution and new research synthesizing the cross-disciplinary efforts made to enhance the residential environments of the elderly.

The Journal of Long Term Care Administration. American College of Health Care Administrators, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 739-7900. Quarterly.
Scope: Publishes reports of formal or empirical research; critical treatments of theoretical issues; and reports on educational and professional information, techniques, and trends in long-term care administration.

Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Covers essential aspects of nutrition and publishes research papers from a variety of fields in the biological and social sciences.

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Journal of Religious Gerontology. Sponsored by the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging (NICA), and published by The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: This interdisciplinary journal of practice, theory, and applied research provides information on the emerging field of religious gerontology across denominational lines.

Journal of Women & Aging. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: A multidisciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory, and research designed to enhance the knowledge of professionals who are concerned about aging and women.

The Journals of Gerontology. The Journal of The Gerontological Society of America, 1411 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 2005. Bimonthly.
Scope: Comprises four sections, i.e., Biological Sciences (biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, morphology, neuroscience, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology); Medical Sciences (clinical epidemiology, clinical research, and health services research from professions such as medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences, and nursing); Psychological Sciences (applied, clinical and counseling, experimental, and social psychology of aging); and Social Sciences (anthropology, demography, economics, epidemiology, geography, political science, public health, social history, social work, and sociology). Each section has its own editorial board and publications committee.

Loss, Grief & Care. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Explores issues of psychosocial care for chronically, critically, and terminally ill patients and their family members. Features articles on many pertinent topics including thanatology, educational programs for practitioners and students in the allied health sciences, ethical and moral issues as they relate to medical technology and biological research.

OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying. Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 26 Austin Ave., P.O. Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701, (516) 691-1270. Quarterly.
Scope: Original, scholarly articles on all aspects of death and dying with emphases on sociological and psychological aspects.

Perspective on Aging. National Council on Aging (NCOA), 409 Third Street, S.W., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 479-1200. Bimonthly.
Scope: Reports on NCOA activities, legislative decisions affecting older persons and specific programs for the aged.

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, (212) 563-4240. Quarterly.
Scope: Provides a forum for allied health professionals to share information on current trends in geriatric rehabilitation, clinical experience, research, and therapeutic practice in geriatrics.

Psychology and Aging. Published by the American Psychological Association, Inc., 1400 North Uhle Street, Arlington, VA 22201, (202) 955-7600. Quarterly (beginning March) in one volume per year.
Scope: Publishes original articles on adult development and aging, including reports on applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental, methodological, or psychosocial research. Emphasis is given to original research, but articles on theoretical analyses, practical clinical problems, or policy as well as critical reviews of a content area in adult development and aging may be appropriate.

Research on Aging. Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320, (805) 499-0721. Quarterly.
Scope: A journal of interdisciplinary research on current issues, methodological and research problems in social gerontology and in the study of adult development.

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1600 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 251-5000. Quarterly.
Scope: Presents clinically relevant knowledge and information grounded in state-of-the art principles of practice, theory, and research for the health care professional practicing in the area of geriatric rehabilitation.

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