The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

journal series b  The Journals of Gerontology were the first journals on aging published in the U.S. The tradition of excellence in these peer-reviewed scientific journals, established in 1946, continues today. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B publishes within its covers The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. Each issue contains an article in the Editor's Choice series, representing a paper that the editor sees as providing an especially significant contribution to the field of gerontology. These articles are available free to non-subscribers. A small collection of frequently-cited articles that have enhanced the journal's impact factor also is open to the public.



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  • Read the OUP Blog post, “Why hurricanes are deadly for older people,” published on September 20, 2019 by Debby Carr, PhD, FGSA, Editor-in-Chief of The Social Sciences section.
  • With an impact factor of 3.418, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences was ranked fifth among all journals in the gerontology category in the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition.

Psychological Sciences

The Psychological Sciences section of The Journal of Gerontology Series B publishes articles on development in adulthood and old age that advance the psychological science of aging processes and outcomes. Articles in the journal have clear implications for theoretical or methodological innovation in the psychology of aging or contribute significantly to the empirical understanding of psychological processes and aging. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, attitudes, clinical applications, cognition, education, emotion, health, human factors, interpersonal relations, neuropsychology, neuroscience, perception, personality, physiological psychology, social psychology, and sensation. Applied research with theoretical significance is welcome, as are conceptually interesting examples of cutting-edge analytic approaches. Manuscripts reporting work that relates behavioral aging to neighboring disciplines are also appropriate. The Journal publishes three types of articles: (a) Research Articles, reportings on original research, preferably with multiple studies and/or samples, (b) Research Reports, for brief presentations generally of single studies, and (c) New Directions in Aging Research—reviews of cutting-edge topics with theoretical or methodological implications.


Social Sciences

The Social Sciences section of The Journal of Gerontology Series B publishes articles using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches encompassing quantitative, qualitative, experimental, and non-experimental research. Authors are encouraged to submit papers in areas such as anthropology, demography, economics, epidemiology, geography, health services research, political science, public health, social history, social work, and sociology.


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Journal Claims (members only)

Please note the following when applying for lost, damaged, or missing issues:

  • Back issue claims and copies lost in the mail will be honored within 90 days of the date of the issue.  If more than 90 days have passed, single issues may be available for purchase based on availability.
  • Claims filed due to insufficient (or no notice) of change of address will not be honored.

Claims can be made via e-mail, by using GSA's Contact Us form (select "journal claims").

Change of Address (members only)

Members are able to change their mailing address on file by updating their member profile. If you miss an issue because of the address change, you must claim this missing issue within 90 days of the publication date.

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