“National Association of Social and Applied Gerontology (NASAG)” has recently assumed responsibility for the planning and introduction of a new international journal, namely, the Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care (JALTC). With world societies facing rapid increases in their respective older populations, there is a need for new 21st century visions, practices, cultural sensitivities and evidenced-based policies that assist in balancing the tensions between informal and formal long-term care support and services as well as examining topics about aging. The JALTC is being launched as the official journal of the NASAG.
The preceding journal aims to foster new scholarship contributions that address theoretical, clinical and practical issues related to aging and long-term care. It is intended that the JALTC will be the first and foremost a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal seeking to use research to build quality-based public policies for long-term health care for older people.