Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL) serves an audience interested in social and cultural aspects of ageing and later life development. As such, the Journal welcomes contributions that aim at advancing the theoretical and conceptual debate on research on ageing and later life. Contributions based on empirical work are also welcome as are methodologically interested discussions of relevance to the study of ageing and later life.

Being an international journal, IJAL acknowledges the need to understand the cultural diversity and context dependency of ageing and later life. The journal accepts country- or cultural-specific studies that do not necessarily include international comparisons as long as such contributions are interesting and understandable for an international audience.

IJAL publishes articles based on original research and includes a book review section, which ensures that readers are kept in touch with new work and current debate. The books listed in “Books received” are those sent to the Journal by publishers. Authors of review papers are encouraged to contact the Book Review Editor before submission.

To assure high scholarly standard IJAL uses a double blind review process. Submitted papers are read by the editors before they are sent to two independent reviewers if judged to fit the scope of the journal.

In order to stimulate exchange of ideas on ageing across many parts of the world, IJAL does not charge authors for their submissions and has been available free of charge to anyone with Internet access since 2006.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

IJAL uses a double blind peer review process with two independent reviewers. We try to complete the review process within 4 weeks.