Volume: 6 Issue: 1, 12/1/23

Year: 2023

The major goal of the JALTC is to advance scholarly contributions that address the theoretical, clinical, and practical issues related to aging and long-term care. The JALTC, while making efforts to create care services for older people at the best quality available that are more humane, that pay special attention to people’s dignity, aims from the perspective of the whole aging process to discuss Social Care Insurance as a human right, to contribute care for older people to be transformed into an interdisciplinary field, to integrate care services for older people and gerontological concepts and to create more effective collaboration between them, to enhance the quality of care services for older people and the quality of life of caregivers from medical, psychological and sociological perspectives, to highlight the cultural factors in care for older people, to increase the potential of formal and informal care services, to provide comprehensive and reachable gerontological education and training opportunities for caregivers, families, and the older people.

It is accepted that aging and long-term care is open to a diverse range of interpretations which in turn creates a differential set of implications for research, policy, and practice. As a consequence, the focus of the JALTC will be to include the full gamut of health, family, and social services that are available in the home and the wider community to assist those older people who have or are losing the capacity to fully care for themselves. The adoption of a broader view of aging and long-term care allows for a continuum of care support and service systems that include home base family and nursing care, respite daycare centers, hospital and hospice care, residential care, and rehabilitation services. It is also crucial to be aware that life circumstances can change suddenly and dramatically resulting in the need for transitional care arrangements requiring responsive, available, accessible, affordable, and flexible health care service provision.

The Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care (JALTC) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that accepts manuscripts written in English. Open access publications increase the visibility of an author's research by making articles available to everyone, anywhere in the world. JALTC articles are more visible and receive more citations than stand-alone articles.

JALTC is published three times a year. Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal does not expect any publication feesAll articles are available to members on the journal's website.

Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research approaches are welcome from disciplines including but not limited to education, gerontology, geriatrics, nursing, care and hospice, social work, psychology, sociology, biology, anthropology, economics and business administration, engineering, gerontechnology, law, human rights, public policy, architecture, women's studies, rehabilitation, and dietetics.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their research articles, case reports, clinical research, short reports, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, review articles, theoretical articles, short communication, conference papers, book reviews, corrections, teaching practices, discussion, and editorials, including innovative practices from the field as well as relevant philosophical and ethical perspectives on aging and long-term care. The review process for submitted manuscripts has been planned not to exceed four monthsAll research articles submitted to the journal will undergo rigorous peer-review based on initial editorial screening and anonymous peer-review by two colleagues.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Only the articles sent online can be evaluated. The authors should submit their manuscripts online via the journal’s website at http://agingandlongtermcare.com. In addition, the authors can register to the link https://dergipark.org.tr/journal/1851/submission/start to send the article and track the progress of evaluation. Information about the application should be entered into the system in five complete steps: (1) Manuscript Information (2) Authors (3) Files (4) Additional Information (5) Review and Send.

The information about the manuscript type and category, the author name(s), name of the institution, affiliations, address for correspondence (including the name of the corresponding author with an e-mail address and fax and phone numbers), and ORCID ID for the author(s) should be entered in the system.

ORCID is part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale. In this respect, the authors should use an internationally recognized ORCID identification number to avoid difficulties that occasionally arise as a result of similarities in names and surnames also to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers.

The latest version of The American Psychological Association (APA) Style, namely the APA 7th Edition, should be followed when formatting articles. The manuscript file must be double spaced, including the references and tables, and the text should be left-justified. Tables and figures must be fully prepared for publication according to APA guidelines. Detailed information on the latest APA Style can be found on the following website: http://www.apastyle.org

Language: All authors should utilize American English spelling in their manuscripts. It is critical for non-native English speakers to demonstrate that their article was edited by a native English speaker. This will demonstrate how well the document is written, how well it adheres to a style standard, how well it employs terms appropriately, and how well it is ordered.

Length of Articles: The whole paper, including the abstract, keywords, key practitioner message, the article itself, tables and figures, and references, must not exceed 8000 words.

Line Spacing and Font: Except for abstracts, notes, and references, papers should be double-spaced. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font.

Title Page and Abstract:

  • Title: The title should consist of 30 or fewer words.
  • Abstract: An abstract must include a maximum of 300 words (including citations if used) and be provided on a separate page.
  • Keywords: Keywords must include a minimum of 5 to 8 words and/or phrases.
  • Key Practitioner Message: Key Practitioner Message should consist of three to five bulleted statements.

Reference Citation: Reference citations in the text and in the reference list properly should follow conventions listed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association latest edition (7th ed.), referred to hereinafter as the APA Manual. Provide a reference or bibliography that lists every work cited by you in the text. It is recommended that authors use Citation Management Software Programs for reference citation; please look at web pages of EndNote (www.endnote.com), RefWorks (www.refworks.com), Papers (www.papersapp.com), Zotero (www.zotero.org), and Mendeley (www.mendeley.com).

Journal Articles:

Lo, C. L., & Su, Z. Y. (2018). Developing multiple evaluation frameworks in an older adults care information system project: A case study from Taiwan. Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care, 1(1), 34–48. https://doi.org/10.5505/jaltc.2017.65375.

Edited Book:

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (Eds.). (2021). Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (9th ed.). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2017-0-03913-7.

Book Section:

Aldwin, C. M., Yancura, L., & Lee, H. (2021). Stress, Coping, and Aging. In K. W. Schaie & S. L. Willis (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (9th ed., pp. 275–286). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816094-7.00016-7

Web Page:

Borji, H. S. (2016, 25.07.2016). Global Economic Issues of an Aging Population. Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/011216/4-global-economic-issues-aging-population.asp.

Figures and Tables:  Figures and tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals. The same information should not appear in both a figure and a table. Each table and figure must be cited in the text and should be accompanied by a legend on a separate sheet. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a table or figure or to reprint quotations from one source exceeding the limits of fair use.

Plagiarism Checking: All manuscripts are scanned with a plagiarism checker to deter and prevent plagiarism issues before submission.

Copyediting and Proofs: Manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of style as well as the content. Some minor copyediting may be done, but authors must take responsibility for clarity, conciseness, and felicity of expression. PDF proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Changes of content or stylistic changes may only be made in exceptional cases in the proofs.

Double-Check Before Submission

  • Discrimination based on age should be avoided.
  • Key Practitioner Message must be added to the manuscript.
  • Each table and figure must be cited in the text and should be accompanied by a legend on a separate sheet.
  • Each APA-style reference cited in the text should be listed in the References section.

Scientific and Ethical Responsibility

Authors, as they contribute to the academic-scientific article on the cover page, share the scientific and ethical responsibility. After acceptance of manuscripts, then is confirmed that it belongs to the Journal and copyright passes on the publisher.

Authors should ensure accepting scientific and ethical responsibility by avoiding unacceptable or improper behaviors of falsified research, fraudulent data, paraphrasing, duplication, and blatant plagiarism. Authors should also keep in mind the terms emphasizing "ageism" need to be avoided in using to describe the population. Discrimination based on age should be avoided by considering two statements:

“Elderly is not acceptable as a noun and is considered pejorative by some as an adjective. The older person is preferred. Age groups may also be described with adjectives: gerontologists may prefer to use combination terms for older age groups (young-old, old-old, very old, and oldest-old), which should be used only as adjectives. Dementia is preferred to senility; senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type is an accepted term” (The American Psychological Association, Section 2.17 Age, p. 69).

“Age.–Discrimination based on age is ageism, usually relevant to older persons. Avoid using age descriptors as nouns because of the tendency to stereotype a particular group as having a common set of characteristics. While in general the phrase the elderly should be avoided, the use of the elderly may be appropriate (as in the impact of Medicare cuts on the elderly, for example). Otherwise, terms such as an older person, older people, elderly patients, geriatric patients, older patients, aging adult, or the older population are preferred” (The American Medical Association, Inclusive Language Section, 9.10.3, p. 268).

Copyright Transfer Form

The Copyright Transfer Form should be signed by all the authors.

The journal does not expect any fees for publication. JALTC is published in an open-access format and is fully funded by the National Society for Social and Applied Gerontology (NASAG). The scientific world and all interested parties have unlimited and instant access to all articles published in JALTC as soon as they are published on the JALTC website.

For further assistance and more detailed information about the JALTC and the publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat of the JALTC via sending an e-mail: editor-in-chief@jaltc.net

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The National and Applied Gerontology Association (NASAG) is a leading non-profit organization in Türkiye that promotes healthy and productive aging via evidence-based research. The utilization of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in gerontology is crucial in integrating research, practice, and policy, given the need for evidence-based programming to improve the quality of life in old age. As an advocate for social action for older people, the NASAG is particularly concerned that public policies are strongly and genuinely focused on supporting and protecting the most vulnerable, marginalized, or disadvantaged older people.

The NASAG has been a member of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) since 2007.