GeroPsych

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:
ISSN-L 1662-9647, ISSN-Print 1662-9647, ISSN-Online 1662-971X
Index:
EMCARE, ESCI, PSYNDEX, Psycinfo and Scopus
Editors:
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.

Readership

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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Editor's Choice

Issue 2/2019
Psychosocial Predictors of Sleep Quality in Residents of Nursing Homes
Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Jasminka Despot Lučanin, Damir Lučanin, Eva Anđela Delale

Issue 1/2019
Do Professors Better Maintain Cognitive Functioning in Older Age?
Damaris Aschwanden, Vera Schumacher, Kathrin Zimmermann, Christina Werner, Mathias Allemand, Daniel Zimprich, Mike Martin

Issue 4/2018
Tele.TAnDem Increases the Psychosocial Resource Utilization of Dementia Caregivers
Nils F. Töpfer, Gabriele Wilz

Issue 3/2018
Facets of Subjective Health Horizons Are Differentially Linked to Brain Volume
Sandra Düzel, Johanna Drewelies, Denis Gerstorf, Ilja Demuth, Simone Kühn, Ulman Lindenberger

Issue 2/2018
Advance Research Directives in Germany - A Proposal for a Disclosure Standard
Matthé Scholten, Astrid Gieselmann, Jakov Gather, Jochen Vollmann

Issue 1/2018
“Music First” - An Alternative or Adjunct to Psychotropic Medications for the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Dane L. Shiltz, Tara T. Lineweaver, Tim Brimmer, Alex C. Cairns, Danielle S. Halcomb, Jacqueline Juett, Laura Beer, Donald P. Hay, John Plewes

Calls for Papers

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)uni-siegen.de) by February 1, 2019. Invited papers will be due for submission by August 1, 2019 and will undergo a full process of peer review.

All manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system http://www.editorialmanager.com/geropsych/. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines available in the downloads section below.

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

Special issue on "Ageing and Culture"

Special Issue Editor/ Associate Editor: Isabelle Albert (University of Luxembourg)
Editors-in-Chief: Frieder R. Lang (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Johannes Pantel (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

Population ageing and migration are key issues in many societies today. Despite globalisation and cultural contact, ageing remains a highly diverse experience across cultures that still differ in their views and expectations with respect to ageing and late life. This becomes particularly evident regarding ideas about positive ageing and old age provision, also expressed in different policies and extent of state provision for old-age.

We are announcing a special issue on "Ageing and Culture" to be published in early 2020. We expect original manuscript submissions that evidence high quality, innovative work on cultural aspects of ageing incorporating approaches from the behavioural and social sciences such as (cross-)cultural psychology, developmental lifespan psychology, medical anthropology and ethnology, social gerontology as well as interdisciplinary contributions.

We invite authors to submit original research reports, review articles, as well as conceptual papers that advance scientific understanding of cultural aspects of ageing. Potential topics include but are not limited to research on ageing in different cultural contexts or in light of migration with regard to preparations for later life, old-age care and assistance, regulation of subjective well-being, intergenerational relations and social networks in later life. Original reports using qualitative methodology are also welcome.

Authors are welcome to contact the guest editor (Isabelle.Albert(at)uni.lu) in advance in order to identify possible topics. Papers will be due for submission by September 1, 2019 and will undergo a full process of peer review. All manuscripts have to be submitted electronically via the online submission system www.editorialmanager.com/geropsych/. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines available in the downloads section below.

Special issue on "Dementia worries and cognitive complaints"

Special Issue Editor/ Associate Editor: Eva-Marie Kessler (MSB Medical School Berlin, Germany)
Editors-in-Chief: Frieder R. Lang (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Johannes Pantel (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

We are announcing a special issue on "Dementia worries and cognitive complaints" to be published in 2020. We expect original manuscript submissions that evidence high quality, innovative work on incorporating approaches from geriatric psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuropsychology and social gerontology.

We invite authors to submit original research reports, review articles, clinical case reports as well as conceptual papers that advance scientific understanding of individuals’ awareness and/or fears of age-related cognitive losses and decline. Potential topics include but are not limited to research on dementia worry and subjective memory complaints in healthy as well as clinical populations. Original reports using qualitative methodology are also welcome.

We invite authors to submit manuscripts by October 1, 2019 via https://www.editorialmanager.com/geropsych/ Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines available in the downloads section below.

Authors are welcome to turn to Eva-Marie Kessler (eva-marie.kessler(at)medicalschool-berlin.de) in advance for consultation. Manuscripts will undergo a full process of peer review. The special issue is expected to be published in Fall 2020.

Interested researchers can find a sample special issue of GeroPsych here: https://econtent.hogrefe.com/toc/gro/31/3.

Special Issue on “Medical Assistance in Dying among Persons with Mental Illness”

Special Issue Editors: Manuel Trachsel, Julia Haberstroh, & Christopher J. Ryan

The planned special issue will include both scholarly empirical and empirically substantiated conceptual articles discussing, from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, the challenges of different forms of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) among Persons with Severe Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). Examples of MAID in this context would include euthanasia, assisted suicide, or voluntary stopping of nutrition and hydration. The topic is increasingly relevant in particular with regard to the care and self-determination of the aged population.

We cordially invite you to contribute to this special issue by submitting your manuscript not later than November 1, 2019. We will accept full-length research reports, short research reports, clinical case reports, and short reviews. Theoretical articles should present evaluative summaries of research findings, integrative accounts of ongoing research programs, or innovative theories and models; they may also focus on methodological issues.

Submissions will only be accepted online at www.editorialmanager.com/GeroPsych. Please follow the online instructions for submission; if you have any queries regarding this process, please contact the publisher.

We hope you will respond to our invitation, and we look forward to your contribution. This invitation does not, of course, guarantee publication in GeroPsych, and all submitted manuscripts will undergo a comprehensive process of peer review.

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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