Our Model

We are working to change the way in which knowledge is produced, validated, and shared within member-based Research Networks.

Intellectual Excellence

Review scores are based on a clearly articulated rubric, and the result is a peer-review process that is scrupulously fair in its assessments, while at the same time offering carefully structured and constructive feedback that enhances the quality of the published article. Each year a top ranked article from The Journal of Aging and Social Change receives the International Award for Excellence.

Wide Reach

We are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research from the Aging and Social Change Research Network. Journals in The Journal of Aging and Social Change can be found in numerous databases, accessible via the libraries of institutional subscribers, and in the CG Scholar Bookstore for current Research Network Members.

Participatory Process

We take seriously the "peer" of "peer review." Decisions of what is published come from reviewers that are Members of the Research Network ensuring the knowledge is validated in horizontal social knowledge relations.


A publishing process that is without prejudice to institutional affiliation, stage in career, national origins, or disciplinary perspectives. If the article is excellent, and has been systematically and independently assessed as such, it will be published.


Authors and reviewers, as Research Network members, gain subscriber access to the journal collection ensuring that is the product of their labor is also accessible to them.

Hybrid Open Access

We fully support the general principles of open and accessible research and seek to work collaboratively with all stakeholders in this time of disruptive change. We offer a variety of Open Access options to make your research accessible and make accessibility affordable. Please see our Open Research page for available options.

Journal Titles

The Journal of Aging and Social Change is a forum for discussion of challenges and opportunities for a rapidly growing segment of the population worldwide. The process of aging is a concern for individuals, families, communities, and nations. The social context of aging provides a rich background for community dialogue on this, one of the critical questions of our time. We seek to build an epistemic community to make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. The journal collection is defined by our Research Network scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

  • Theme 1: Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging
  • Theme 2: Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging
  • Theme 3: Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
  • Theme 4: Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging

The Process

1 Submit an Article

To begin the process, complete our Journal Article Submission Form. This will provide our staff with contact details for the authors, and details about the article submission, such as title, abstract, keywords, etc. After submitting the form, you will receive instructions for providing your complete article submission. Please read our Article Requirements and ensure your article is ready to submit. Submitted articles are inspected to ensure these requirements are satisfied. After passing initial checks, your article will move into peer review.

2 Gather Feedback

The peer review process is dependent on each person who submits an article for peer review to also participate in the review of other articles. Authors of article submissions which have qualified to enter the peer review process also qualify to be selected as reviewers for other articles currently in peer review. More information about the peer review process is listed under our Peer Review Policies page. Each article is assigned to two reviewers with editorial experience and/or relevant expertise. After your article is reviewed, you will receive the reviewers’ feedback and a publication decision.

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3 Publish Your Work

Once your article has passed peer review, we will help you through the final steps toward publication, such as membership confirmation, the publishing agreement, and copy editing. Please note, while you do not need to be a Research Network Member to submit an article for consideration or to have an article peer reviewed, you must become a Research Network Member to receive a Publishing Agreement and have the article published. During these final steps, you may also elect to publish your article Open Access. After these final steps, your article will be published in The International Journal of Aging and Social Change.

Rolling Deadlines

You can submit your article at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines, corresponding with the publication of journal issues, are as follows:

Submission Timeline

Submission Round 1 15 January
Submission Round 2 15 April
Submission Round 3 15 July
Submission Round 4 15 October

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