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Message from the Editor in Chief: New Additions to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Article first published online: 11 JAN 2013
© 2013, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2013, The American Geriatrics Society
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume 61, Issue 1, page 1, January 2013
How to Cite
Yoshikawa, T. T. (2013), Message from the Editor in Chief: New Additions to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61: 1. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12075
- Issue published online: 11 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 11 JAN 2013
In our continuing efforts to improve the content and quality of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) in response to American Geriatrics Society (AGS) members' and JAGS readers' interests and to respond in a timely manner to the healthcare needs of older adults, JAGS has made some additional changes since my last Message from the Editor in Chief approximately a year ago.
First, JAGS will be creating a new section called, Innovative Geriatric Practice Models: Preliminary Data (Preliminary Data). With the rapidly changing arena of health care and public concern regarding access to and affordability and appropriateness (including safety and quality) of health care, it behooves those in the healthcare industry to develop newer paradigms and models of geriatric care to respond adequately to the healthcare needs of older adults. This new section (Preliminary Data) will provide a platform for submission of preliminary data from studies of models of geriatric care that are innovative, efficient, cost savings and cost effective, or a combination of any of these three. The studies will not require the full, in-depth presentation we have required for our Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination section (Models). Dr. Michael Malone has agreed to serve as the section editor for the Preliminary Data section. (See accompanying editorial by Dr. Malone in this same issue of JAGS for details on the new section.) He will also replace Dr. Sharon Inouye as the section editor for the Models section. We thank Dr. Inouye for her outstanding leadership role for the Models section; she will continue as an associate editor of JAGS.
Second, JAGS will establish a section called Perspectives of Geriatrics by Pioneers in Aging (Perspectives). The purpose of the Perspectives section is to invite internationally and nationally recognized leaders and pioneers in the field of aging to share their personal insights and views of what has been achieved in geriatrics and what direction(s) the field should go to better meet the healthcare needs and quality of life of older adults. Such viewpoints will teach the current and next generation of geriatricians how to best attain success in the clinical practice of geriatrics and an academic career in studying aging. Dr. Gene Stollerman has submitted the inaugural paper for the Perspectives section for this issue of JAGS. Dr. Stollerman was one of the pioneers in U.S. geriatrics and was the second editor in chief of JAGS in the modern era of the AGS. Manuscripts for the Perspectives section will be by invitation from the JAGS Editor in Chief (Dr. Thomas Yoshikawa) and Executive Editor (Dr. Joseph Ouslander), who will be co-editors of this section.
Conflict of Interest: Dr. Yoshikawa receives a stipend from the AGS as editor in chief of JAGS. There are no other potential or real conflicts of interest.
Author Contribution: Dr. Yoshikawa has sole responsibility for the content of this editorial.
Sponsor's Role: The AGS and Wiley-Blackwell had no role in content of this editorial.