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Telemedicine and telehealth in geriatric care

Guest Editors:
Leonard C. Gray: The University of Queensland, Australia
Milena Soriano MarcolinoUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Submission Status: Open until 17 May 2024

Depression, anxiety and mental health in aging

Guest Editors:
Y Selvamani: SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Bin Yu: Tianjin University, China

Submission Status: Open until 8 January 2024

The impact of early-life/childhood circumstances or conditions on the health of older adults

Guest Editors:
Nan Lu: Renmin University of China, China
Peng Nie: Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Joyce Siette: Western Sydney University, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 1 December 2023

Living at home with dementia

Guest Editors:
Patrick Kor: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Monica Leverton: King's College London, United Kingdom

Submission Status: Open until 1 December 2023


Falls, fractures and orthogeriatrics

Guest Editors:
Daniela Cristina Carvalho de AbreuUniversity of São Paulo, Brazil
Carmelinda RuggieroUniversity of Perugia, Italy

Polypharmacy and deprescribing

Guest Editors:
Kinda IbrahimUniversity of Southampton, UK
Lisa Kouladjian O’DonnellUniversity of Syndey, Australia

Long term care environments

Guest Editors:
Gary MitchellQueen’s University Belfast, UK
Hilde VerbeekMaastricht University, Netherlands



With the number of older persons projected to double to 1.5 billion individuals by the year 2050, population aging has become a burgeoning global phenomenon. With frailty demanding further understanding of its epidemiological characteristics and course, advancements in frailty research are imperative for better understanding of how to diagnose, reduce and mediate the drastic impact frailty has on aging populations.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

The topic of aging has attracted a significant volume of research throughout the years, inspiring studies across all disciplines. To embrace the advance of aging research, we announce a cross journal collection themed Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. The collection is calling for papers investigating major areas of aging, nutrition and physical activity, and welcomes population-level, clinical as well as cellular aging research.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.546 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.127 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    34 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    160 days submission to accept (Median)

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