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Overview Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is an interdisciplinary, open access journal that focuses on health services and public health research related to aging. The journal addresses a wide variety of topics related to health services research in gerontology and geriatrics.

Aims and Scope Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine reflects the global importance and interest in this subject area and its particular relevance to a country like United States that is experiencing an exponential growth in older population. The overarching goal of this journal is to provide a global medium for new and exciting research pertinent to the areas of gerontology and geriatrics. The journal offers an excellent opportunity for publishing peerreviewed research that makes meaningful contributions to the various fields of aging, including health economics, health services research, health outcomes, public health, equity, social science, epidemiology, and nursing. In addition to original research articles and review articles, the journal welcomes case reports and letters to the editor that are relevant to the field of geriatrics and gerontology. Open access journal is an interesting alternative model to the subscription model of journal publication.

Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine January-December 2015: 1­ © The Author(s) 2015 DOI: 10.1177/2333721414565627 ggm.sagepub.com

In the traditional subscription system, full access to the journal is granted either via annual subscription or in the form of fee per article. On the contrary, open access does not require a fee for accessing the content of each article, and thus is available freely. Open access can be of two types. The first type is where after a certain period, the publications from the traditional subscription journals are freely available. The second type of open access is where upon publication, the contents are freely accessible immediately. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine emphasizes novelty and new directions and encourages contributions with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that are germane to enhancing issues related to physical and mental well-being of elderly population. We are requesting appropriate articles for consideration (mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ggm). Hope you will join us as we begin to explore the new frontiers of aging research. Sincerely,

Ravishankar Jayadevappa, PhD Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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