Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Edited By: William B. Applegate

Impact Factor: 4.388

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 2/32 (Gerontology); 2/32 (GERONTOLOGY); 8/49 (Geriatrics & Gerontology); 8/49 (GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY)

Online ISSN: 1532-5415


About the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)

Included in more than 9,000 library collections around the world, JAGS is the go-to journal for clinical aging research. We provide a diverse, interprofessional community of healthcare professionals with the latest insights on geriatrics education, clinical practice, and public policy—all supporting the high-quality, person-centered care essential to our well-being as we age

Our rigorous peer-review process ensures that we bring healthcare professionals, older adults, and caregivers research with the potential to impact public policy and geriatrics care today—and tomorrow. Since the publication of our first edition in 1953, JAGS has remained one of the oldest and most impactful journals dedicated exclusively to gerontology and geriatrics


Aims and Scope

Our expert, peer-reviewed publications are hand-chosen for their potential to impact clinical care and public policy for geriatrics healthcare professionals and the older adults and caregivers who rely on their cutting-edge expertise. Across a diverse array of content areas, JAGS articles address:

  • Principles of Aging, including biology, psychosocial needs, pharmacology, public policy, legal and ethical issues, and healthcare financing.
  • Approaches to Care for Older Adults, including hospital-based and community-based geriatrics, nursing home care, geriatrics assessment, preventive geriatrics, physical activity, rehabilitation, palliative care, and alternative medicine.
  • Conditions Unique to Geriatrics, including the full spectrum of geriatrics diseases/disorders and geriatric syndromes, as well as geriatric psychiatry.

We welcome high-impact original research and systematic reviews/meta-analysis from a diverse array of junior and senior interprofessional colleagues. Manuscripts reflect the diversity of our journal sections, which include:

  • Clinical Investigations
  • Brief Reports
  • Brief Methodological Reports
  • Progress in Geriatrics
  • Geriatric Biosciences
  • Nursing
  • Education and Training
  • Drugs and Pharmacology
  • Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
  • International Health Affairs
  • Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
  • Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
  • Special Articles
  • Editorials
  • Old Lives Tales
  • Clinical Trials and Tribulations
  • Letters to the Editor


Examples of Common Keywords

geriatrics, elderly, older persons, primary care, internal medicine, Alzheimer’s, dementia, social security, managed care, health care, patients, heart, fellows, residents, journal, article, review, periodical, osteoporosis

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