The Journal of Aging and Social Change

The Journal of Aging and Social Change is an international journal for aging research. It features articles on the dynamic interplay between aging and society, exploring advances in social and behavioral science on aging, life-course and social change, involving (but not limited to) gerontology, sociology, demography, psychology, economics, communication science, education, epidemiology, public health, biology, nursing and medicine. The Journal of Aging and Social Change is devoted to multi- and interdisciplinary research that centers around social and behavioral science as well as to disciplinary approaches that are compatible and advantageous beyond merely discipline-specific discourses. Articles published in The Journal of Aging and Social Change focus on theoretical, conceptual and/or methodological advances, on the growth of empirical knowledge about age and aging in an increasingly diverse and changing global society, as well as on the impact and relevance of knowledge about aging for policies and the global society. Besides original empirical research articles, The Journal of Aging and Social Change includes brief research reports, articles that focus on theoretical and methodological advances, and review articles on cutting-edge topics. All submissions are peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, to ensure the substance and significance of the published works.

Former Title: The International Journal of Aging and Society (2011–2017)
Serial Founded: 2011
ISSN: 2160-1909 (Print) ISSN: 2160-1917 (Online)
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Current Title: The Journal of Aging and Social Change (2018–Present)
Serial Founded: 2018 (Volume 8)
ISSN: 2576-5310 (Print) ISSN: 2576-5329 (Online)
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Publication Frequency: Quarterly

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Why Publish Your Research with Us

The Journal of Aging and Social Change encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence.

Wide Reach

Publishing in both electronic and print formats, we are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research in The Journal of Aging and Social Change.

Better Reviews

Reviewers are selected on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise. All review scores are based on clearly articulated criteria, leading to fairer and more precise feedback.

Participatory Process

We take seriously the “peer” of “peer review.” After having work accepted for publication, authors become reviewers, making the journal truly the collaborative work of a Research Network.


We don’t put undue weight on institutional affiliation, stage in career, previous publishing experience, national origins, or disciplinary perspective. If the article is excellent, it will be considered for publication.


As Research Network members, authors have subscriber access to the journal and book imprint.

Hybrid Open Access

Authors can make their articles freely available via the Hybrid Open Access option.

At a Glance


With over 200 articles published, The Journal of Aging and Social Change is a remarkable body of work (2018).


The Journal of Aging and Social Change currently has an acceptance rate of 30% (2017).

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