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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Aging & Mental Health

For a Special Issue on
Technology, Aging, and Mental Health: Opportunities and challenges

Manuscript deadline
01 November 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Prof. Andrew Sixsmith, Ph.D., STAR Institute, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (BC), Canada
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Prof. Theodore D. Cosco, Ph.D., Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (BC), Canada; Oxford Institute of Population Aging, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
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Technology, Aging, and Mental Health: Opportunities and challenges

AgeTech refers to the use of existing and emerging technologies (e.g., digital media, information and communication technologies [ICTs], big data and AI, mobile technologies, wearables, and smart home systems) to keep older adults connected and to deliver health and community services. Application of technology-based solutions to mental health and illness is especially important for older adults to remain happy, healthy, and independent, while reducing demands on healthcare services. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has laid bare many of the mental health challenges facing people as they grow older and the need to develop and implement innovative solutions to help people age in place.

In this special issue, we are inviting original research exploring, developing and evaluating innovative solutions to support the mental health and well-being of older adults. The goal is to provide a benchmark issue of wide interest to an interdisciplinary community of researchers across fields and disciplines.

Submission Instructions

Submissions will be peer reviewed in accord with journal policy and standards. Both quantitative and qualitative papers will be considered; no secondary data analyses, please.  Prospective publication is intended March, 2023 (though published online after acceptance in advance of issue publication).

Manuscripts should be submitted via the submission site and adhere to the journal’s manuscript style, formats, and ethical policies as outlined in the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines.  Select "Technology, Aging, and Mental Health” when submitting your paper to ScholarOne

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