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Cogent Gerontology

An Open Access Journal

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The world is experiencing a continuous growth in older persons, both in terms of numbers and proportion in the population. This phenomenon is happening in every country worldwide and poses implications for all sectors of society, including short- and long-term healthcare services, psychological sciences, social affairs, the workforce, intergenerational relationships, family structures, and public policy. Apart from a growing public awareness about issues around global aging, different stakeholders in the ever important fields of gerontology and gerontology are also advocating for innovative research and education, as well as a sustainable policy dialogue that will facilitate opportunities  and challenges of an aging world.

Cogent Gerontology, a new open access journal from Taylor and Francis, is focused on disseminating research findings, education strategies, and innovative practice models as quickly and widely as possible, advancing innovations and public policy dialogue around the many issues around global aging.

Cogent Gerontology considers original research articles, brief reports, case reports, registered reports, and review articles from researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators and policy makers in the following broad areas:

  • Disparities and Inequities with Age

  • Public Policy, Ethics, and Aging

  • The Aging Services Network

  • Dementia

  • Chronic and Acute Health Conditions

  • Nutrition and Aging

  • Healthcare Services

  • Environment, Housing and Technology

  • Psychosocial Issues in Older Adults

  • Employment and Retirement

  • Intergenerational Relationships

  • Special Populations

    Meet the Editors

    Dr. Judith L Howe holds a PhD in social welfare and a Master of Public Administration and is Professor in the Departments of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as Associate Director/Education at the Bronx VA Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center. Her background in public administration, social welfare, and gerontology brings an interdisciplinary perspective to her education, research, mentoring, and program development work.

    While Editor-in-Chief of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, she led the growth of the journal, resulting in significant international and evidence-based contributions to the field. Dr. Howe is a Fellow in GSA, AGHE and the New York Academy of Medicine. She is the incoming Vice President of GSA, followed by terms as President and Chair of the Board of Directors.

    Judy Howe

    Dr. Anthony Pak-Hin Kong holds a PhD in speech and hearing sciences and is a professor and research scientist specialized in aphasiology at the University of Hong Kong. Trained as a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Kong’s research interests include stroke-induced aphasia, discourse analyses, neurogenic communication disorders in multilingual speakers, and community rehabilitation services/support to people with acquired language impairments.

    Dr. Kong is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Academy of Aphasia. As a world-renowned scholar in communication sciences and disorders, he serves and served as Consultant/Advisor to provide research, clinical, and/or professional consultations to many (inter)national agencies, such as Aphasia United, Project BRIDGE (Building Research Initiatives by Developing Group Effort, USA), the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

    Anthony Kong

    More about Cogent Gerontology

    Cogent Gerontology is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal, publishing content related to the field of gerontology and geriatrics. The journal’s broad scope enables us to reach multiple disciplines and communities, thus facilitating dialogue and connections in a number of topic areas. Key features of the journal include:

    • Emphasis on international and interdisciplinary content on the wide scope of topics in aging

    • Highest standards of peer review for rapid publication and dissemination of authors’ work

    • Promotes bridging of scientific research, clinical practice and policy development through open-access knowledge sharings

        Why publish open access?

        • Increase the visibility and readership of your research by publishing in a fully open access journal.

        • Make an impact beyond the academy by making your article accessible to anyone, anywhere (including readers in industry and even policy-makers).

        • Freely share your work with no restrictions or paywall.

        • Retain ownership of your research through our unrestrictive publishing agreements.

        • Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries are available. The journal will also consider requests for discretionary APC waivers. Find out if your institution or country has an open access agreement to publish with us.

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