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Sexual health and aging: overcoming stigmas and addressing healthcare needs

Guest Editors
Priscila Assis Campos Vasconcelos, PhD, University of Porto, Portugal
Feliciano Villar, PhD, University of Barcelona, Spain

Submission Status: Open until 3 April 2025

Social isolation and loneliness in aging

Guest Editors
Tamara Alhambra-Borras, PhD, University of Valencia, Spain
Angelique Chan, PhD, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Submission Status: Open until 11 March 2025

Ophthalmology in older adults

Guest Editors:
Giuseppe Querques, MD, PhD, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
Riccardo Sacconi, MD, PhD, FEBO, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 30 January 2025

Oral health for older adults

Guest Editors:
Rodrigo A. Giacaman, DDS, PhD, University of Talca, Chile
Yoko Hasegawa, DDS, PhD, Niigata University, Japan
Soraya León, DDS, PhD, MSc, University of Talca, Chile

Submission Status: Open until 29 November 2024

Economics of aging

Guest Editors:
Christian Brettschneider, PhD, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Hongsoo Kim, PhD, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Aaron Yao, PhD, FastHSR, USA

Submission Status: Open until 16 September 2024

Exercise and brain health

Guest Editors:
Juliana Hotta Ansai, PhD, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Louis Bherer, PhD, Université de Montréal, Canada

Takehiko Doi, PhD, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan
Kazuki Uemura, PhD, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan

Submission Status: Open until 6 September 2024


Telemedicine and telehealth in geriatric care

Guest Editors:
Leonard C. Gray: The University of Queensland, Australia
Milena Soriano MarcolinoUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

The impact of early-life/childhood circumstances or conditions on the health of older adults

Guest Editors:
Nan Lu: Renmin University of China, China
Peng Nie: Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Joyce Siette: Western Sydney University, Australia

Living at home with dementia

Guest Editors:
Patrick Kor: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Monica Leverton: King's College London, United Kingdom

Depression, anxiety and mental health in aging

Guest Editors:
Y Selvamani: SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Bin Yu: Tianjin University, China

Falls, fractures and orthogeriatrics

Guest Editors:
Daniela Cristina Carvalho de AbreuUniversity of São Paulo, Brazil
Carmelinda RuggieroUniversity of Perugia, Italy

Polypharmacy and deprescribing

Guest Editors:
Kinda IbrahimUniversity of Southampton, UK
Lisa Kouladjian O’DonnellUniversity of Syndey, Australia

Long term care environments

Guest Editors:
Gary MitchellQueen’s University Belfast, UK
Hilde VerbeekMaastricht University, Netherlands



With the number of older persons projected to double to 1.5 billion individuals by the year 2050, population aging has become a burgeoning global phenomenon. With frailty demanding further understanding of its epidemiological characteristics and course, advancements in frailty research are imperative for better understanding of how to diagnose, reduce and mediate the drastic impact frailty has on aging populations.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

The topic of aging has attracted a significant volume of research throughout the years, inspiring studies across all disciplines. To embrace the advance of aging research, we announce a cross journal collection themed Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. The collection is calling for papers investigating major areas of aging, nutrition and physical activity, and welcomes population-level, clinical as well as cellular aging research.

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  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.320
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.203

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 38
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 194

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