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This is the primary research guide for Gerontology students and faculty

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Gerontology Journals - available at USC

  1. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging (0192-4788) 
  2. Advances in Gerontology (Published in Russia) (2079-0570)  
  3. Advances in Life Course Research (1569-4909 / 1879-6974 / 1040-2608)
  4. Age and Ageing: The International Journal of the British Geriatrics Society (0002-0729)
  5. Ageing and Employment Policies : Vieillissement et politiques de l'emploi (1990-102X / 1990-1011)
  6. Ageing and Society (published in the UK) (0144-686X)
  7. Ageing International: Information Bulletin of the International Federation on Ageing (0163-5158) 
  8. Ageing Research (2036-7384 / 2036-7376)
  9. Ageing Research Reviews (1568-1637)
  10. Aging (Albany, NY.)  (1945-4589)
  11. Aging / NBER Papers on Aging
  12. Aging and Disease (2152-5250)
  13. Aging and Elder Health Week (1552-258X)
  14. Aging and Mental Health: An International Journal (1360-7863)
  15. Aging and Society: An interdisciplinary journal (2160-1909 / 2160-1917)
  16. Aging Cell (Anatomical Society) (1474-9718) 
  17. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (1594-0667)
  18. Aging Male (International Society for the Study of the Aging Male) (1368-5538)
  19. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition (1382-5585 / 1744-4128)
  20. Aging Successfully: a newsletter of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine  
  21. Aging Today: Newspaper of the American Society on Aging (1067-8379) 
  22. Akademik Geriatri Dergisi, Yaþlýlýk: The Journal of Academic Geriatrics (1308-5115)
  23. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry) (1064-7481) 
  24. Anales en Gerontología (Costa Rica) (1659-0813 / 2215-4647)
  25. Annals of Long-term Care / American Medical Directors Association (1524-7929 / 1943-5010)
  26. Anthropology and Aging (Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course) (2374-2267)
  27. Anti-Aging Medicine (Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine) (1883-7603)
  28. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics: An International Journal Integrating Experimental, Clinical, and Social Studies on Ageing (0167-4943) 
  29. Australasian Journal on Ageing (1440-6381)
  30. Biogerontology (1389-5729 / 1573-6768)
  31. BMC Geriatrics (1471-2318)
  32. Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ (Canadian Geriatrics Society) (1925-8348)
  33. Canadian Journal on Aging: La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement (Canadian Association on Gerontology) (0714-9808)   
  34. Cell Cycle (1538-4101  / 1551-4005)
  35. Clinical Geriatrics (1095-1598)
  36. Clinical Interventions in Aging (1176-9092)
  37. Clinical Medicine Insights: Geriatrics (1179-5530)
  38. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine (0749-0690) 
  39. Current Geriatrics Reports (2196-7865)
  40. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research (1687-7063)  
  41. Current Translational Geriatrics and Experimental Gerontology Reports (2162-4941)
  42. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders (1420-8008 / 1421-9824)
  43. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra (1664-5464)
  44. Dementia and Neurodegeneration (2397-172X)
  45. DNA Repair (1568-7864 / 1568-7856)
  46. Drugs and Aging (1170-229X / 1179-1969)
  47. Educational Gerontology (0360-1277) 
  48. Elderly Health Journal (2423-6179)
  49. European Geriatric Medicine (European Union Geriatric Medicine Society) (1878-7649) 
  50. European Journal of Ageing: Social, Behavioural and Health Perspectives (1613-9372)    
  51. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity: Official Journal of the European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (1813-7253) 
  52. Experimental Aging Research: An International Journal Devoted to the Scientific Study of the Aging Process (0361-073X)  
  53. Experimental Gerontology [focused on bioGerontology] (0531-5565)
  54. Frontiers in Aging NeuroScience (1663-4365)
  55. Generations (Western Gerontological Society) (0738-7806)
  56. Genome Integrity (2041-9414)
  57. Geriatric Care (Società Italiana di Geriatria Ospedale e Territorio (SIGOT)) (2465-1109) 
  58. Geriatric Medicine (0268-201X)
  59. Geriatric Nursing (New York) (0197-4572)
  60. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation (2151-4585 / 2151-4593)
  61. Geriatrics (Switzerland) (2308-3417)
  62. Geriatrics and Gerontology International (Japan Geriatrics Society] (1444-1586/ 1447-0594)
  63. Geriatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement (2115-8789 / 2115-7863)
  64. Gerokomos / Sociedad Española de Enfermería Geriátrica y Gerontológica (1134-928X /1578-164X)
  65. Gerontechnology (International Society for Gerontechnology) (1569-1101)
  66. Gerontologia Polska (Poland) / Polskiego Towarzystwa Gerontologicznego (1425-4956)
  67. Gerontology (Basel) / Experimental, Clinical, Behavioural and Technological Gerontology) :  (0304-324X / 1423-0003)
  68. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (Southern Gerontological Society) (2333-7214)
  69. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education (Association for Gerontology in Higher Education) (0270-1960)
  70. Gerontology News (Gerontological Society of America) (1083-222X)
  71. GeroPsyc (1662-9647)
  72. GeroScience (American Aging Association) (2509-2715 / 2509-2723)
  73. Global Journal of Geriatrics Nursing (China) (2309-303X)
  74. GRC News (Gerontology Research Centre) (1188-181X)
  75. Healthy Years (1551-4617)
  76. Immunity & Ageing (1742-4933)
  77. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life: IJAL (Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research/Forskningsrådet för Arbetsliv och Socialvetenskap)
  78. International Journal of Aging and Human Development (0091-4150) 
  79. International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (
  80. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (0885-6230)
  81. International Journal of Gerontology (Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Medicine) (1873-9598)
  82. International Urology and Nephrology (1573-2584)
  83. Journal of Aging and Health (0898-2643)
  84. Journal of Aging and Innovation: Revista Envelhecimento e Inovação (Portuguese) (2182-6951)
  85. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity) (1063-8652 / 1543-267X)
  86. Journal of Aging and Social Policy (0895-9420) 
  87. Journal of Aging Research (2090-2204)
  88. Journal of Aging Studies (0890-4065)
  89. Journal of Applied Gerontology (Southern Gerontological Society) (0733-4648)
  90. Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics (Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics) (2210-8335)
  91. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (0169-3816)
  92. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC (Institute of Geriatric Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital) (1671-5411)
  93. Journal of Geriatric Mental Health (2348-9995) 
  94. Journal of Geriatric Oncology ( International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) (1879-4068)  
  95. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy (1539-8412) 
  96. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology (0891-9887)  
  97. Journal of Gerontology (predecessor to Journals of Gerontology) (0022-1422)
  98. Journal of International Aging, law and policy (Stetson University College of Law) (1947-7392) 
  99. Journal of Mid-Life Health (0976-7800 / 0976-7819)
  100. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging (1279-7707) 
  101. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics (2155-1197)
  102. Journal of Population Ageing (1874-7884)
  103. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging (1552-8030)
  104. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) (0002-8614)
  105. Journal of the Economics of Ageing (2212-828X)   
  106. Journal of Women and Aging (0895-2841)
  107. Journal on Active Aging (1814-9162)
  108. Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (1079-5006)
  109. Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (1079-5014)  
  110. Kairos: Revista Kairós : Gerontologia : Caderno temático (Brazil) (1516-2567 / 2176-901X)
  111. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development (0047-6374)    
  112. Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing (1839-0102)
  113. Molecular Neurodegeneration (Bright Focus) (1750-1326)
  114. Mutation research: Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis (0027-5107 / 1873-135X)
  115. NBER bulletin on Aging and Health (National Bureau of Economic Research)
  116. Neurobiology of Aging (0197-4580) 
  117. ​Nihon Rōnen Igakkai zasshi / Japanese Journal of Geriatrics (Japan Geriatrics Society) (0300-9173)
  118. NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease (Nature Partner Journals)
  119. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity (1942-0900 / 1942-0994)
  120. Pathobiology of Aging and Age Related Diseases (2001-0001)
  121. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (0270-3181)
  122. Psychology and Aging (0882-7974 / 1939-1498)
  123. Public Policy and Aging Report (1055-3037 / 2053-4892)
  124. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults (2044-1835 / 2044-1827)
  125. Rejuvenation research (1549-1684 / 1557-8577)
  126. Research on Ageing and Social Policy (2014-671X)
  127. Research on Aging (0164-0275 / 1552-7573)
  128. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia / Brazilian Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology (Brazil) (1809-9823 / 1981-2256)
  129. Revista Espanola de Geriatria y Gerontologia / Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología (0211-139X / 1578-1747)
  130. Rheumatology / Reumatologia (0034-6233 / 2084-9834)
  131. Skeletal Muscle (2044-5040)
  132. Special Care in Dentistry / American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (0275-1879 / 1754-4505)
  133. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation (0882-7524 / 1550-2414)
  134. Translational Neurodegeneration (2047-9158)
  135. Turk Geriatri Dergisi : Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 1304-2947 / 1307-9948)