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Journal of Aging and Health

Journal of Aging and Health

2018 Impact Factor: 2.007
2018 Ranking: 37/81 in Health Policy & Services | 15/36 in Gerontology
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Editor
Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA


eISSN: 15526887 | ISSN: 08982643 | Current volume: 31 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: 10 Times/Year

The Journal of Aging and Health explores the complex and dynamic relationship between gerontology and health. You know health is one of the fast-growing areas in the field of gerontology. Look to the Journal of Aging and Health to be your primary source for the most current research findings and scholarly exchange available. Read below to see how the comprehensive coverage of the Journal of Aging and Health can benefit you.

Unique Focus

The Journal of Aging and Health covers a wide range of topics guaranteeing that you will receive material you can use. Recent topics have included articles on:

  • Active life expectancy
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Disease prevention
  • Ethics in health care
  • Health behaviors and beliefs
  • Health service utilization
  • Longevity and mortality
  • Long-term care
  • Mental health
  • Social support and health
  • The recovery process
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide

Interdisciplinary Perspective

In each issue of the Journal of Aging and Health, respected scholars present views and perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach ensures that you are receiving the most balanced and comprehensive scholarship available. Recent articles spanning many fields include:

  • Allied Health
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Public Health
  • Demography
  • Social Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Social Services
  • Health Services Research
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Nursing

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

The Journal of Aging and Health is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of research findings and scholarly exchange in the area of aging and health. Manuscripts are sought that deal with social and behavioral factors related to health and aging. Disciplines represented include the behavioral and social sciences, public health, epidemiology, demography, health services research, nursing, social work, medicine, and related disciplines. Although preference is given to manuscripts presenting the findings of original research, review and methodological pieces will also be considered.

Editor
Dr. Kyriakos S. Markides University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Assistant Editor
Brian Downer, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Managing Editor
Editorial Board
Neda Agahi, PhD Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Ross Andell, PhD University of South Florida, USA
Flavia C. D. Andrade, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ronald J. Angel, PhD University of Texas - Austin, USA
Jacques Baillargeon, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Jane Banaszak-Holl, PhD Monash University, Australia
Lisa L. Barnes, PhD Rush University Medical Center, USA
Dan Blazer, MD, PhD Duke University, USA
Anda Botoseneanu, MD, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Robyn L. Brown, PhD University of Kentucky, USA
Jeffrey A. Burr, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Neena Chappell, PhD University of Victoria Centre on Aging, Canada
Dan Clark, PhD Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Philippa Clark, PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Olivio Clay, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Lindy Clemson, PhD University of Sydney, Australia
Dorly Deeg, PhD VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kerstin Gerst Emerson, PhD University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Qiushi Feng National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hector Gonzales, PhD Michigan State University, USA
Danan Gu, PhD United Nations, Population Division, USA
Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, PhD, RPsych University of Regina, Canada
Terrence Hill, PhD University of Arizona, USA
Ellen Idler, PhD Emory University, USA
Sapna Kaul, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Jessica Kelley-Moore, PhD Case Western Reserve University, USA
Giyeon Kim, PhD Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
Annemarie Koster, PhD University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Neal Krause, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Jersey Liang, PhD University of Michigan, School of Public Health, USA
Rahul Malhotra, MBBS, MD, MPH Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
David X. Marquez, PhD, FACSM University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Carlos F. Mendes de Leon, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Verena Menec, PhD University of Manitoba, Canada
Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH University of California at San Diego, USA
Miriam Mutambutzi, PhD University of Glasgow, Scotland
Rory O'Neill Bradford, England
Kushang V. Patel, PhD, MPH University of Washington, USA
M. Kristen Peek, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Thomas R. Prohaska, PhD George Mason University, USA
Tetyana Pudrovska, PhD The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Ana Quinones, PhD Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Taina Rantanen, PhD University of Jyvasklya, Finland
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA
Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, MD, PhD University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Sandra L. Reynolds, PhD University of South Florida, USA
Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, PhD Brown University, Providence, USA
Jean-Marie Robine, PhD French National Institute of Medical Research (INSERM), Montpellier, France
Sunshine Rote, PhD University of Louisville, USA
David L. Roth, PhD Johns Hopkins University, USA
Yasuhiko Saito, PhD Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Catherine Sarkisian, MD UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
William A. Satariano, PhD, MPH University of California, Berkeley, USA
Markus Schafer, PhD University of Toronto, CA, Canada
Enid Schatz, PhD University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Benjamin Shaw, PhD SUNY at Albany, USA
Abla Sibai, PhD American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Eleanor Simonsick, PhD National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, USA
Christine Stephens, PhD Massey University, New Zealand
Aloen Townsend, PhD Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Cassio M. Turra, PhD Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Robert B. Wallace, MD University of Iowa, USA
Steve Wallace, PhD UCLA School of Public Health, USA
Frederic D. Wolinsky, PhD University of Iowa, USA
Rebeca Wong, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Anna Zajacova, PhD University of Western Ontario, Canada
Steven H. Zarit, PhD The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Zachary Zimmer, PhD University of California, San Francisco, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Aging and Health

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jah to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Aging and Health will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Journal of Aging and Health may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    1.2 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    2.2 Authorship

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    2.4 Funding

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    2.7 Clinical trials

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    2.9 Research Data

    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    4.3 Supplemental material

    4.4 Reference style

    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    6.2 Online First publication

    6.3 Access to your published article

    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Aging and Health, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    • Double space all manuscripts, including references, notes, abstracts, quotations, and tables, on 8 1/2 × 11 paper.
    • The title page should be a separate document and include all authors’ names and affiliations and highest professional degrees, the corresponding author’s address and telephone number, and a brief running headline.
    • Place acknowledgments in a separate document under the heading AUTHOR’S NOTE. The title page should be followed by a structured abstract of 100 to 150 words that includes the following subheadings: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
    • On the abstract page include 3 to 5 words or short phrases for indexing purposes. The abstract page as well as the first page of the text should include the manuscript’s title without the authors’ names to facilitate blind review.
    • Tables and references should follow APA style and be double-spaced throughout. Ordinarily manuscripts will not exceed 30 pages (double-spaced), including tables, figures, and references. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be asked to supply camera-ready figures.
    • Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

    1.2.1 Make your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

     

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Journal of Aging and Health adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    Journal of Aging and Health is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for JAH can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,

    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    (iii) Approved the version to be published,

    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Aging and Health requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Journal of Aging and Health to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    2.7 Clinical trials

    Journal of Aging and Health conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

    2.9. Research Data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Journal of Aging and Health encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
     

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Aging and Health and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Aging and Health offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    Double space all manuscripts, including references, notes, abstracts, quotations, and tables, on 8 1/2 × 11 paper. The title page should be a separate document and include all authors’ names and affiliations and highest professional degrees, the corresponding author’s address and telephone number, and a brief running headline. Place acknowledgments in a separate document under the heading AUTHOR’S NOTE. The title page should be followed by a structured abstract of 100 to 150 words that includes the following subheadings: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Discussion. On the abstract page include 3 to 5 words or short phrases for indexing purposes. The abstract page as well as the first page of the text should include the manuscript’s title without the authors’ names to facilitate blind review. Tables and references should follow APA style and be double-spaced throughout. Ordinarily manuscripts will not exceed 30 pages (double-spaced), including tables, figures, and references but not including title page and abstract. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be asked to supply camera-ready figures. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of Aging and Health adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Aging and Health is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jah to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

     

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.

     

    7. Further information

    For additional author information, please visit the Journal Solutions portal. If you have any further questions, please email Assistant Editor Brian Downer at brdowner@utmb.edu.

    7.1 Appealing the publication decision

    Editors have very broad discretion in determining whether an article is an appropriate fit for their journal. Many manuscripts are declined with a very general statement of the rejection decision. These decisions are not eligible for formal appeal unless the author believes the decision to reject the manuscript was based on an error in the review of the article, in which case the author may appeal the decision by providing the Editor with a detailed written description of the error they believe occurred.

    If an author believes the decision regarding their manuscript was affected by a publication ethics breach, the author may contact the publisher with a detailed written description of their concern, and information supporting the concern, at publication_ethics@sagepub.com

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