Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Social Gerontology focuses on quantitative and/or qualitative studies of the social aspects (including economic, health, technology, demographic characteristics, and overall lifestyle) of older people and an aging population. The journal also committed to promote innovative approaches and communication of the concept of social gerontology today and provides a critical evaluation of its application.

Journal of Social Gerontology seeks to publish articles that make substantial contributions to the field in (but not limited):

  • Demography of Aging;
  • Life Course Transitions;
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging;
  • Diversity of the Aging Experience;
  • Social Aspects of Aging;
  • Health Aspects of Later Life;
  • Aging, Religion, and Society.

 

Section Policies

Original Article

Original research. Articles in peer-reviewed journals are usually several pages in length, most often subdivided into sections: abstract, introduction, materials & methods, results, conclusions, discussion and references.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Summary of several articles or provides editorial opinions or news.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Erratum

Report of an error, correction or retraction of a previously published paper.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letter

Letter to or correspondence with the editor.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article-in-Press

Accepted article made available online before official publication

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Journal of Social Gerontology is a double-blind peer-reviewed Journal. This means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees for contribution, originality, and relevance. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. We check with potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. Reviewers reserves the right to reject the script if the script review didn't match to the fields/expertise. Reviewers should bear in mind that all correspondences in this journal contain confidential information, which should be treated as such.

In general, we need two month to inform you about the results. Totally, peer review process estimated time consuming up to four months.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Social Gerontology is published twice a year (January and July).

 

Open Access Policy

Journal of Social Gerontology is an open access journal under licence CC-BY-SA. In other words, this journal provides immediate open access to every article on the principle that making research freely accessible to the public; It supports a greater global exchange of knowledge; and an invaluable way to boost the visibility and impact of research. The journal it's free availability on the public Internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than that inseparable from gaining access to the Internet itself.

The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be (1) to give authors control over the integrity of their work; (2) the right to be properly acknowledged and cited, and; (3) use the materials and contents publication under the same license as the original.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

Author(s) duties

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of their research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Authors also must ensure that their work is entirely original, and therefore wherever and whenever the work and/or words of others are used, all instances must be appropriately acknowledged. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication. The author(s) should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

Plagiarism, fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable.

Editor(s) duties

Editors evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. Editor not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Whenever ethical complaints are filed concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, editors must take reasonable action to ensure that proper compliance to ethical standards is restored. Submitted information and ideas must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal advantage or gain. Editors should pass the final acceptance only after discussion with the other managing and co-editors and reviewers based on the compliance, originality and quality of the article. It is the duty of editors to correct the articles if demand comes from authors. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken at the time of processing of the article. Editor should address and take sufficient steps about ethical complaints to the published data and/or methodologies. Further communications should be made to the corresponding authors.

Editor should evaluate the manuscripts initially without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship etc.

Reviewer(s) duties

All manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any appointed reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or is otherwise aware that a prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and step down from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper.

Others Core Practices of Publications

We are really try to organize and obey to publication ethics and publication malpractice statement by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers. Detailed information about COPE and Core Practices of Publications, please visit Core Practices of Publications.

 

Conflict of Interest Statement

All manuscripts for original articles, editorials, book review, comments, and erratum that are published on Journal of Social Gerontology accompanied by a conflict of interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare.

These includes:

  1. All financial and non-financial interests and relationships;
  2. Direct employment with a private sector entity (whether full or part-time), and service on private sector and non-profit Boards and advisory panels, whether paid or unpaid, and;
  3. All authors have participated in (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of the data; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (c) approval of the final version.
Journal of Social Gerontology will only publish articles after the author(s) have confirmed that they have disclosed all potential conflicts of interest.

 

Author(s) Manuscript: Submission to Production

To maintain a high-quality publication on Journal of Social Gerontology, all submissions undergo a rigorous review process. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two reviewers, but sometimes more if special advice is needed (for example on statistics or a particular technique). The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities: (1) Accept, with or without editorial revisions; (2) Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached; (3) Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission, and; (4) Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

Authors will receive information for submitting a final copy of their manuscript upon acceptance from the Editor. Once the article has been finalized for print production, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail by Editor.

Upon publication of the journal, the author(s) will be able to download a free PDF offprint of the article through the journal site. Information on the terms and conditions regarding the use of the final article PDF for the corresponding author and/or any co-authors is available on the site.

 

Corrections

In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article, Journal of Social Gerontology will publish a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

 

Retractions (Expressions of Concern)

If Journal of Social Gerontology receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libelous materials or otherwise unlawful materials, the Journal will investigate the complaint. Investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims.

In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Journal of Social Gerontology will retract a published article if:

  1. there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation);
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
  3. it constitutes plagiarism;
  4. it reports unethical research, and;
  5. An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article.
Journal of Social Gerontology will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such. If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article Journal of Social Gerontology may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.

 

Against Plagiarism

Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own without proper acknowledgment to the source. When you work in a research paper, you will probably find supporting material for your paper from works by others. It's okay to quote people and used their ideas, but you do need to correctly credit them. Even when you summarize or paraphrase information found in books, articles, or Web pages, you must acknowledge the original author (Sources: http://library.ucsc.edu/help/research/what-is-plagiarism).

To uphold the academic honesty and integrity and as a way to inform readers that certain part of our writing is free from acts of plagiarism, then in publishing articles through examination of anti-plagiarism. Journal of Social Gerontology using Crossref Similarity Check Powered by iThenticate to checks academic papers literally on the fly.

The engine performs the real-time checks against real-time web index ensuring the editor(s), and/or reviewer(s) receive the most accurate similarity results. If it finds the existence of elements of plagiarism in the script, then the article will be rejected.

 

Article Submission Charges

Author(s) who submit their articles into this journal are free of charge.

 

Article Processing Charges

We are fully committed that all peer-reviewed activities and editorial processes are carried out in accordance with the publication ethics. We process each article from the initial stage to published carefully and free of charge for the author(s).

 

Revenue Sources

All costs arising from the management of the Journal of Social Gerontology are the responsibility of the Ikatan Konselor Indonesia (Indonesian Counselor Association) --- (as a publisher).