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. From January 2022 the journal is published in monthly online issues. The journal's main website is

It is a leading international clinical geriatric medicine journal and is highly influential with an Impact Factor of 10.668 (3rd out of 108 Geriatrics and Gerontology journals) and high usage at 200,000 article downloads per month. We are a truly international journal with readers 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.

50th anniversary commentary series:

To mark Age and Ageing's half century, we have commissioned a series of 24 topical commentary pieces to be published throughout the anniversary year. These come from leading international thinkers and explore major issues in geriatric medicine. More 50th anniversary content and information here.

  1. Why illness is more important than disease in old age. Marcel Olde Rikkert, René  Melis, Alan Cohen, Geeske Peeters.

  2. Healthcare for older people in Asia. Jean Woo.

  3. Inappropriate prescribing: hazards and solutions. Mirko Petrovic, Denis O’Mahony, Antonio Cherubini.

  4. The giants of education in geriatric medicine and gerontology. Roman Romero-Ortuno, Andreas Stuck, Tahir Masud.

  5. Geriatric medicine and health care for older people in Australia. David Le Couteur, Leon Flicker, Sarah Hilmer.

  6. Geriatric emergency medicine—a model for frailty friendly healthcare. Simon Mooijaart, Christopher Carpenter, Simon Conroy.

  7. Healthcare for older people in lower and middle income countries. Maw Pin Tan.


Dhole-Eddleston prize-winning research




A selection of featured articles from Age and Ageing. Click below to read the full abstract or to view the original paper.