Age and Ageing

Age and Ageing is a leading international clinical geriatric medicine journal and the journal of the BGS. It publishes refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology.

Journal content includes research, commentary and expert review articles on ageing and clinical, epidemiological, and psychological aspects of later life. It is a leading international clinical geriatric medicine journal and is highly influential with an Impact Factor of 4.511, and is 9th out of 53 journals in the Si: Geriatrics and Gerontology category.

The journal is published six times a year. Most BGS members choose to receive a subscription as part of their membership, which includes online access to the latest material all the way through to the archive of articles dating back to 1972.

Age and Ageing has an international readership, a circulation of over 8,000 and a very high usage rate with over 100,000 article downloads a month.

The journal publishes on a Green Open Access format so contains articles which are free to read. Each issue also contains an Editor’s Choice article which is made free access. All of our content is free to read and share 12 months after publication.

The journal has also published several free themed collections online.


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As a BGS member you have free access to Age and Ageing online, including over 40 years’ of back issues. We can email you a table of contents (with direct links to the new papers) as each new journal issue comes out, several days ahead of the hardcopy reaching you. Sign up here to keep up to date and never miss a new issue.

2018/2019 Publication Dates

In 2019, the Age and Ageing journal will be published on the following dates:

Issue number Publication online Mail out date for print copy
Vol 48, Issue 4 26/06/2019 03/07/2019
Vol 48, Issue 5 23/08/2019 03/09/2019
Vol 48, Issue 6 25/10/2019 06/11/2019