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Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Published in Association with Southern Gerontological Society

Editor
Ronald C. Hamdy, MD East Tennessee State University, USA
Debra Dobbs, PhD University of South Florida, USA


eISSN: 23337214 | ISSN: 23337214 | Current volume: 3 | Current issue: 1

Journal Highlights


Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (GGM) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focuses on a wide variety of topics related to health services research in gerontology and geriatrics. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is published in affiliation with the Southern Gerontological Society.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Submission information

Submit your manuscript today at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ggm.

Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is $1200 USD. The APC for members of the Southern Gerontological Society is $900 USD. The APC for Case Reports and Brief Reports is $720.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.
 

Contact

Please direct any queries to natalie.gerson@sagepub.com 
 

Why Publish Open Access in GGM

  • Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
  • Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
  • Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc
  • Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License

Useful Links

 

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (GGM) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed open access journal where scholars from a variety of disciplines present their work focusing on the psychological, behavioral, social, and biological aspects of aging, and public health services and research related to aging. The journal addresses a wide variety of topics related to health services research in gerontology and geriatrics.

GGM seeks to be one of the world’s premier Open Access outlets for gerontological academic research. As such, GGM does not limit content due to page budgets or thematic significance. Papers will be subjected to rigorous peer review but will be selected solely on the basis of whether the research is sound and deserves publication. By virtue of not restricting papers to a narrow discipline, GGM facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers.

Those who should submit to Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine include authors who:

  • Want or need their articles to be published immediately on an Open Access basis (eg due to university, government or funder mandates)
  • Want their articles to benefit from rapid peer review and efficient production, ensuring rapid publication time
  • Want their articles to receive free, broad, and global distribution on a powerful, highly discoverable publishing platform
  • Want their articles published by a world-leading independent publisher

Aims and Scope

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine reflects the global importance and interest in this subject area and its particular relevance to countries that are experiencing an exponential growth in older population. The overarching goal of this journal is to provide a global medium for new and exciting research pertinent to the areas of gerontology and geriatrics. The journal offers an excellent opportunity for publishing peer-reviewed research that makes meaningful contributions to the various fields of aging including, health economics, health services research, health outcomes, public health, medicine, biology, equity, social science, epidemiology, demography, and nursing. In addition to original research articles and review articles, the journal welcomes case reports and letters to the editor that are relevant to the field of geriatrics and gerontology.

Open access is an interesting alternative model to the subscription model of journal publication. In the traditional subscription system, full access to the journal is granted either via annual subscriptions or in the form of fee per article. On the other hand, open access does not require a fee for accessing the content of each article, and thus is available freely. 

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine emphasizes novelty and new directions and encourages contributions with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that are germane to enhancing issues related to the physical and mental wellbeing of aging populations. We are requesting appropriate articles for consideration (mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ggm). Hope you will join us as we begin to explore the new frontiers of aging research.

Submissions will be handled simply and efficiently online through SAGE Track, powered by ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM. Submit your manuscript today at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ggm.

Please direct any inquiries to natalie.gerson@sagepub.com. 

Editor Emeritus
Tamara A. Baker, PhD University of Kansas, USA
Ravishankar Jayadevappa, PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Editorial Board
Tamara A. Baker, PhD University of Kansas, USA
Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, PhD, LNHA Towson University, USA
Ronica Rooks, PhD University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Philip A. Rozario, PhD Adelphi University
Lisa L. Barnes, PhD Rush University Medical Center, USA
Joseph Gallo, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University, USA
Elizabeth Vásquez, DrPH University at Albany, SUNY, USA
Aza Abdulla, MD King’s College, University of London, UK
Hillary Bogner, MD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dana Burr Bradley, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE Western Kentucky University, USA
Pamela Pitman Brown, PhD, CPG Winston Salem State University, USA
John J. Carey, MD Galway University Hospitals, Ireland
Omar Cauli, PhD University of Valencia, Spain
Sumedha Chhatre, PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas Guzzo, MD, MPH University of Pennsylvania, USA
Neveen Hamdy, MD Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Jerry C. Johnson, MD University of Pennsylvania, USA
David Lee, MD University of Pennsylvania, USA
S. Bruce Malkowicz, MD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Knashawn Morales, PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
      4.9 Data
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    1. Open Access

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by
    peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative
    Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by
    the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each
    manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs.

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
    (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
    available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

    The article processing charge (APC) is $1200. Members of the Southern Gerontological Society pay a
    discounted rate of $900 for original research articles.

    Case Reports
    The article processing charge (APC) for Case Reports is $720.

    Brief Reports
    The article processing charge (APC) for Brief Reports is $720.

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, please ensure you
    have read the Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    Original Research Articles: Original research articles should not exceed 4,000 words (excluding
    references). The word count (which includes all text including the abstract, manuscript, notes,
    tables, figures, etc.) should appear on the title page. An abstract of up to 200 words should be
    included with all submissions and, beneath the abstract, 4-5 keywords. Authors who wish to
    have their manuscripts considered as a highlighted mixed method, translational, or process
    evaluation study should indicate this in a cover letter to the Editor.

    Literature Reviews: Literature review articles should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding
    references). The word count (which includes all text including the abstract, manuscript, notes,
    tables, figures, etc.) should appear on the title page. An abstract of up to 200 words should be
    included with all submissions and, beneath the abstract, 4-5 keywords.

    Case Reports: Case reports should be approximately 1200 words in length and must have an
    unstructured abstract of approximately 150 words, up to 15 references, and one or two figures
    and tables. They should be structured for peer review as follows: title page (including title, all
    authors and affiliations, contact details and keywords), abstract, introduction, case,
    discussion/conclusion, acknowledgements, funding acknowledgements, declaration of conflict
    of interest, references, and figure and table legends.

    Brief Reports: Brief reports are manuscripts of a wide variety of timely topics relevant to health
    and aging. These reports are normally unsolicited, present opinions on health policy issues and
    report results in a short format. The text is limited to 2000 words, excluding abstract, one table
    or figure, and less than 10 references.

    Letters to the Editor: Letters to the Editor should not exceed 800 words (excluding references),
    5 references, and 1 table or figure, if necessary. Any comments regarding a specific article must
    include the title, author(s), and date of publication.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
    further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
    engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
    write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
    How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Gerontology and Geriatric
    Medicine
    all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor
    in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. If
    your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why.

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Gerontology and
    Geriatric Medicine
    utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and
    author’s names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as
    rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and
    recommendations to the Editors who then makes the final decision.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be
    called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their
    fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware
    of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest
    include (but are not limited to) the below:

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript
    (opposed reviewers).

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to
    assess your manuscript.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
    possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
    alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no
    involvement in the decision-making process.

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for
    your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks
    to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Gerontology and Geriatric
    Medicine
    can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically
    verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be
    associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content
    of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
    possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
    alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no
    involvement in the decision-making process.

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
    authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
    to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
    those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
    analysis or interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
    responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
    participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
    content.
    When a large,

    multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
    individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
    meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
    does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
    authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
    Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines
    for more information on
    authorship.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
    Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
    who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. 

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
    not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
    must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
    input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate
    anonymous peer review.

    4.4 Funding

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a
    consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page
    on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the
    event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency
    in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine to require a declaration of conflicting
    interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all
    published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
    your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
    please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
    Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
    Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    , and all papers
    reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
    Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
    that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
    approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
    participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
    the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
    patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
    authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
    committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
    adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
    published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are
    registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient
    enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and
    registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
    of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
    a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
    be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
    should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
    PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
    EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
    refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
    Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism
    or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of
    our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles.
    Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles
    may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to
    have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or
    with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we
    reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or
    corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of
    department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or
    taking appropriate legal action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
    journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
    considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
    doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine publishes manuscripts under
    Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by
    Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without
    permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more
    information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
    mandates, made at the author’s request. 

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files
    are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for
    left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
    Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our
    Author Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
    visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
    etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
    article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
    which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page

    6.4 Reference style

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine adheres to the APA reference style. Please review the
    guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
    formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
    SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission
    and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ggm to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
    create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
    that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
    online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
    engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
    article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
    Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online. 

    7.3 Information required for completing your submission

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
    telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
    be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
    submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
    match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
    required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
    (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a
    supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique
    and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even
    those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as
    manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their
    professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this
    journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission
    during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID
    ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when
    prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD
    will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and
    only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work
    can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID
    homepage
    to learn more.

    7.5 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
    illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
    information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
    Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
    production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be
    returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all
    author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and
    that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
    are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign
    a form authorizing the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
    publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
    citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
    it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
    as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help 
    you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
    In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
    share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
    with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
    process should be sent to the Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Editorial Office as follows:

    Natalie Gerson, Natalie.gerson@sagepub.com, (805) 410-7518

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