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Author Guidelines

Preparation of manuscripts

Authors should carefully prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the following instructions: (1) All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed. (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010); (2) Manuscripts should be as concise as possible, yet sufficiently detailed to permit adequate communication and critical review; and; (3) Tables and figures should be used only when essential.

Consult the APA Publication Manual for specific guidelines regarding the format of the manuscript, abstract, citations and references, tables and figures, and other matters of editorial style,

Before you submit the manuscript, please read carefully and following the information: (1) The manuscript was the result of your own works (original – not plagiarism) and never been published in another journal; (2) The article written in English or Bahasa Indonesia. Abstract and Keywords clear written in English, and; (3) Manuscript file must be digital. We suggest for use software Microsoft Office (2010 or above) with extension document (.rtf, .doc, or .docx).

Hard copy submissions are not accepted. For specific information about technically information about the manuscript content, use the APA 6th Template.

General Structure of The Manuscript

Article on Journal of Social Gerontology are subdivided into the following general sections: Title, Authors and Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, and References.

We encourage authors to pay more attention to the preparation of the manuscript by following APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (APA Style JARS).

APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (APA Style JARS) are a set of guidelines designed for journal authors, reviewers, and editors to enhance scientific rigor in peer-reviewed journal articles.

APA Style JARS offer guidelines on what information should be included in all manuscript sections for:

1. Quantitative research (JARS–Quant)
2. Qualitative research (JARS–Qual)
3. Mixed Methods research (JARS–Mixed)

Using these standards will make your research clearer and more accurate as well as more transparent for the reader(s).

Permission requirements

Lengthy quotations (generally 400 cumulative words or more from one source) require written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction. Previously published tables or figures that are used in their entirety, in part, or adapted also require written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction. It is the author’s responsibility to secure such permission, and a copy of the publisher’s written permission must be provided to the Editor(s) immediately upon acceptance for publication.

The full length of submission manuscript no less than 6000 words; including references, table and figure (Appendix--Exclude). References should be the most recent and pertinent literature. We suggest you to using reference management software (EndNote or Mendeley).

Submit the manuscript

The paper submission and reviewing procedures in Journal of Social Gerontology will be processed with the web-based system. We strongly prefer to receive manuscripts via our online submission system.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The full length of submission manuscript no less than 6000 words; including references, table and figure (Appendix--Exclude)
  4. References used the most recent and pertinent literature and used reference management software.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The manuscripts prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th ed.

Copyright Notice

The authors who published the article on Journal of Social Gerontology agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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  3. Post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
Under the following terms, the material and the content of publications used in Journal of Social Gerontology in whole or in part must provide that the original work, properly cited, and adjusted work should be shared under the same reuse rights, or a compatible license.

The users (redistributors) of this journal are required to cite the original source, including the author's names, Journal of Social Gerontology as the initial source of publication, year of publication, volume number, issue, and Digital Object Identifier (DOI).


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