The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry

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Until 2009 published as Zeitschrift für Gerontopsychologie und -psychiatrie (ISSN-Print: 1011-6877 / ISSN-Online 1664-2899)

ISSN-L 1662-9647, ISSN-Print 1662-9647, ISSN-Online 1662-971X
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Frieder R. Lang, Johannes Pantel (Editors-in-Chief)
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About the Journal

Aims and Scope

GeroPsych is a leading international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the rapidly growing field of aging research.

It publishes peer-reviewed and original research that addresses biological, psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of the aging process. GeroPsych seeks articles that combine theoretical, experimental, and applied perspectives on the diversity, heterogeneity, variability, and plasticity of the aging process and older populations. The journal is committed to research that relies on a rigorous quantitative approach, grounded innovative and validated methodology in established or emerging fields of geropsychology, gerontology, or geriatric psychiatry.


The journal targets scientists and readers who are interested in applied and basic research on mental, behavioral, social, cultural, and clinical aspects of the aging process and old Age.

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Editorial Note

Obituary: Dieter Ferring (1958–2017)

Dieter Ferring passed away unexpectedly in The Netherlands on August 3, 2017.

GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry parts from Dieter Ferring with the utmost gratitude. Dieter Ferring eagerly served as a Founder and Associate Editor for this journal for nearly an entire decade. His impact on and importance to this journal will continue to be noticed for a long time.

Dieter Ferring was an enthusiastic, beloved, and much admired teacher, leader, and researcher at the University of Luxembourg, where he also served as a founder and head of a research unit and as course director. Geropsychology and Lifespan Science has lost an outstanding leader, who will be remembered as a passionate scientist, inspiring mentor, reliable partner, prudent advisor, and a warm-hearted colleague and friend to many.

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Call for IAGG-ER Awards

IAGG-ER Award for Advances in Gerontology and Geriatrics

The "Award of IAGG-ER for Advances in Gerontology and Geriatrics" is given to scientists who have elevated the significance of research in gerontology and geriatrics and who have attained public approval in Europe. Scientist from the three fields of IAGG-ER – biological, clinical and social-behavioral ageing research – are eligible. The award represents an honorable silver medal depicting the emblem of the IAGG European Region and a diploma.

Criteria for the award are 

  • achievements in gerontology and geriatrics
  • recognition in Europe
  • substantial publications

The candidates are supposed to work permanently in Europe. Presidents of all European National Societies are welcome to nominate candidates for the award in the three fields mentioned above. Nominations do not have to be from the National Society.

IAGG-ER Award for Emergent Scholars in Ageing Research

The "European Award for Emergent Scholars in Ageing Research" is given to excellent emergent scholars in European ageing research.

Criteria for the award are

  • advancing the field of ageing research substantially
  • Ph.D. not older than ten years 
  • Ph.D. completed at (or currently working at) an European university or research institution

Self-nomination is permissible. The award comes with a certificate and a prize money of € 2000. In addition, IAGG-ER covers cost for travel, accommodation and conference fees up to € 1000.

General Information

More information for both awards can be found at IAGG-ER’s website ( Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2018. Nominations for both awards should be sent to the President of IAGG-ER (Prof. Clemens Tesch-Roemer, or the Secretary of IAGG-ER (Prof. Boo Johansson, Final decision on the awards will be made by the IAGG-ER Executive Committee.

Clemens Tesch-Römer          
President of IAGG-ER

Boo Johansson
Secretary General of IAGG-ER
President of IAGG-ER Congress Gothenburg 2019

Call for Papers: “Clinical Gerontopsychology”

Special issue on “Clinical Gerontopsychology”

Special Issue Guest Editor: Simon Forstmeier (University of Siegen, Germany)
Editor-in-Chief: Frieder R. Lang (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

We are announcing a special issue on “Clinical Gerontopsychology” to be published in 2020. Simon Forstmeier from the University of Siegen, Germany, will be the special issue guest editor.

We are calling for original manuscript submissions that evidence high-quality, innovative work that advances the science of clinical gerontopsychology. Potential topics include but are not limited to psychopathology, intervention research, prevention research, policy, and training.

Theoretical reviews that substantially advance the scientific understanding of a topic in clinical gerontopsychology are welcome but should be cleared with Simon Forstmeier in advance.

Proposals should take the form of an abstract of no more than 500 words (not including references) and should be submitted to Simon Forstmeier (simon.forstmeier(at) by February 1, 2019. Invited papers will be due for submission by August 1, 2019 and will undergo a full process of peer review.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines available in the downloads section below.

All manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system:

Timeline for submissions
• Proposals (abstracts) submission deadline: February 1, 2019
• Manuscripts (first version) submission deadline: August 1, 2019
• Revised manuscripts submission deadline: November 1, 2019
• Final revision of manuscripts due: March 1, 2020
• Scheduled publication date of this special issue: Summer 2020

For Authors and Editors

Instructions to Authors

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for GeroPsych.

Please follow the instructions to authors which you find in the downloads section.

All manuscripts should be submitted online.

Thank you.

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