Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Edited By: William B. Applegate

Impact Factor: 3.842

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 2/32 (Gerontology); 8/49 (Geriatrics & Gerontology)

Online ISSN: 1532-5415


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The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society welcomes William B. Applegate, MD, MPH, MACP, AGSF as Editor-in-Chief as of the July 2016 issue. Dr. Applegate succeeds Thomas T. Yoshikawa, MD, AGSF, who served the journal with excellence as Editor for 16 years.

Dr. Applegate is a leading figure at Wake Forest School of Medicine and a veteran geriatrics researcher, author and editor. His strong experience in research and publishing inspires the basis of a clear strategic plan for JAGS that includes maintaining its position as a world leader in the dissemination of high quality aging clinical science, and a national leader in dissemination of innovative health policy issues and care delivery models affecting clinical care of older persons.

In addition to maintaining JAGS as the premier title in its field, Dr. Applegate will develop the journal as an interdisciplinary forum for issues that drive geriatrics care forward globally.

A few of Dr. Applegate’s other priorities for JAGS include: the solicitation of high impact articles; increasing the speed to decision and publication of accepted articles; broadening the Journal’s involvement with readers and authors through social media activities and forums; and encouraging articles in areas like health policy/finance, transitions and long-term care, and the good/bad outcomes of care systems.

The strategic plan includes measures of success such as periodic reader survey results, and growth in downloads, global diversity of downloads, impact and immediacy factor.

Make sure to read Dr. Applegate’s first Editorial as Editor-in-Chief in the July issue of JAGS!

New Honor for Excellence in Geriatrics Research

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and its Health in Aging Foundation announced the newest honor for recognizing excellence in geriatrics research: the Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation. Named in honor of Dr. Thomas T. Yoshikawa and his wife, Catherine—who together served the AGS and the geriatrics community for more than two decades—the Yoshikawa Award will offer recognition and financial support to emerging eldercare scholars who represent the early promise of the Yoshikawas’ own illustrious career. For additional information, click here.