Age and Ageing journal
Age and Ageing is the journal of the BGS, first published in 1972. It publishes peer reviewed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology. The journal is published in monthly online issues and all content is archived and available on the journal's main website www.academic.oup.com/ageing
It is a leading international clinical geriatric medicine journal and is highly influential with an Impact Factor of 6.7 and is in the top quartile of its category for Geriatrics and Gerontology journals (ranked 10 out of 54). Content published in Age and Ageing is highly used with over 2.5 million article downloads per year. We are a truly international journal with readers, reviewers and authors from across the world and an Editorial Board representing all global regions.
Journal content includes research, commentary and expert review articles on ageing and clinical, epidemiological, and psychological aspects of later life. More information for authors can be found on the journal website.
All of our content is free to read 12 months after publication and about 30% of our new content is Open Access and therefore free to read without a subscription. We also regularly curate themed collections that are free access for a limited time. Most BGS members have a subscription included in their membership and can unlock subscriber-only content using their BGS credentials.
Age and Ageing is a hybrid journal meaning that standard publication is free of charge but authors have the option of paying an Open Access publication charge (APC) to make their paper freely available online immediately upon publication. Most UK institutions will be covered by a Read and Publish deal which will cover the APC. We can offer a 20% discount on the APCs for members of the BGS.
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Age and Ageing journal can be accessed without registration or subscription. The majority of content is free to read, but the full versions of some newer articles are behind a paywall and can be unlocked with BGS membership credentials or via your institution’s subscription. Visit the journal website and start reading today.
Reader have a number of options for exploring Age and Ageing content:
- Editor’s View: For a digest of the key themes each month, please read the Editor's View articles for highlights, concise commentary and links to his latest pick of Age and Ageing content
- Read the latest issue: The September 2023 issue of the journal is in progress but already available to read.
- New Issue Alerts: Subscribe to receive the monthly table of contents directly to your email inbox. Sign up to emails here.
- Themed collections: Curated for you by members of the editorial team and guest authors. Two new collections are launched per year on hot topics, and two more collections are published to accompany the programmes of the BGS conferences. Browse the collections library.
- Browse by topic: The journal arranges its content into 18 broad subject sections in line with the BGS SIG topics:
Dhole-Eddleston prize-winning research
- 2022: Recurrent delirium over 12 months predicts dementia: results of the Delirium and Cognitive Impact in Dementia (DECIDE) study. Sarah Richardson, Daniel Davis, Blossom Stephan, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne, Linda Barnes, John-Paul Taylor, Stuart Parker, Louise M Allan. Press release.
- 2021: Probable delirium is a presenting symptom of COVID-19 in frail, older adults: a cohort study of 322 hospitalised and 535 community-based older adults. Maria Beatrice Zazzara, Rose Penfold, Amy Roberts, Karla Lee, Hannah Dooley, Carole Sudre, Carly Welch, Ruth Bowyer, Alessia Visconti, Massimo Mangino, Maxim Freidin, Julia El-Sayed Moustafa, Kerrin Small, Benjamin Murray, Marc Modat, Mark Graham, Jonathan Wolf, Sebastien Ourselin, Finbarr Martin, Claire Steves, Mary Ni Lochlainn. Press release.
- 2020: Everyday life after a hip fracture: what community-living older adults perceive as most beneficial for their recovery. Margriet Pol, Sebastiaan Peek, Fenna van Nes, Margo van Hartingsveldt, Bianca Buurman, Ben Kröse. Press release.
- 2019: Projections of multi-morbidity in the older population in England to 2035. Andrew Kingston, Louise Robinson, Heather Booth, Martin Knapp, Carol Jagger, for the MODEM project. Press release.