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Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

2017 Impact Factor: 2.183
2017 Ranking: 120/197 in Clinical Neurology | 81/142 in Psychiatry (SCI) | 35/53 in Geriatrics & Gerontology
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
James M. Ellison, MD, MPH Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


eISSN: 15525708 | ISSN: 08919887 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly
 BROAD-BASED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH AND REVIEW

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology brings together original research, clinical reviews, and timely case reports on all aspects of neuropsychiatric care of aging patients, including age-related biologic, neurologic, and psychiatric illnesses; psychosocial problems; forensic issues; and family care.

The journal offers clinicians and investigators from geriatric psychiatry, neurology, psychology, nursing, and social work the latest peer-reviewed information from respected researchers on cognitive, mood, anxiety, addictive, and sleep disorders in older patients. JGPN describes tested diagnostic tools and practical, cost-effective therapies. It also pursues advances in allied sciences as diverse as molecular biology and genetics, brain imaging, neuropathology, neuropsychology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and health sciences research.

FULL RANGE OF TOPICS

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology covers the full range of geriatric neuropsychiatric disorders. Some of the areas regularly reported on include:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Behavioral and mood complications of neurological disorders, such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, and primary dementias.
  • Delirium
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Late-life addictions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Complications of bereavement


RESEARCH TOPICS IMPORTANT TO YOUR EVERY DAY PRACTICE

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology also increases your working knowledge of topics important to your practice, such as:

  • Evaluative methods
  • Delivery of care
  • Drug therapies
  • Therapeutics in dementia
  • Approaches from the viewpoints of health services research, mental health, and health systems
  • New agents
  • Genetics and diagnosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Caregiver issues
  • Other psychiatric illnesses such as addiction and psychosis
  • Economics of psychiatric care
  • Ethical challenges
  • Late life psychosis

SPECIAL FOCUS ISSUES

Every so often, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology presents issues or parts of issues that focus on specific topics.  

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

JGPN presents the results of clinical and research studies considering all aspects of the psychiatric and neuralgic care of aging patients, including age-related biologic, neuralgic, and psychiatric illness; psychosocial problems; forensic issues; and family care. It pursues advances in allied sciences as diverse as molecular biology and genetics, brain imaging, neuropathology, neuropsychology, pharmacology, epidemiology and health sciences research, which have fueled the burgeoning body of knowledge in geriatric psychology and neurology.

Editor-in-Chief
James M. Ellison, MD, MPH Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Managing Editor
Sherry P. Becker, MPH University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Associate Editors
Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Gary D. Miner Alzheimer's Foundation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Editorial Board Members
Alireza Atri, MD, PhD California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
Brent Forester, MD, MSc McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Paula Grammas, PhD University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
David Harper, PhD McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Susan Lehmann, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Gary Miner University of California - Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
Linda A. Miner, PhD Southern Nazarene University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Eric Pfeiffer, MD University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
Bruce G. Pollock, MD, PhD  
Murray A. Raskind, MD VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinic Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Barry Reisberg, MD Aging and Dementia Research Center, New York, New York, USA
Carl Salzman, MD Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Satlin, MD Intra-Cellular Therapies, New York, New York, USA
Lon Schneider, MD USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Gary W. Small, MD UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
Theodore Stern, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
Virginia E. Tay, RN, MSN Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

    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/jgpn 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 General Instructions

    1.3 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 polices

    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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 General Instructions

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jgpn. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. 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: James M. Ellison, MD, MPH, James.M.Ellison@ChristianaCare.org.

    Authors should keep for their own files a copy of all works submitted. Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology is taken as evidence that no portion of the text or figures have been copyrighted, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere unless information regarding previous publication is explicitly cited and permission obtained (a copy of such permission must be provided with the manuscript).

    All material (abstracts, keywords, text, tables, and figure captions) should be typed double-spaced. Computer preparation is mandatory. Subheading should be used to designate the different sections of the text. References should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Provide a list of three to six keywords to assist indexing of the article.

    Articles of any length are considered.

    Title page: The title should be brief and meaningful. The authors’ first and last names, academic or medical degrees, and affiliations should follow the title. Authorship should be limited to direct participants, although technical assistance can be acknowledged as a footnote. A separate paragraph should identify where the work was done, if supported by a grant or otherwise, and the meeting, if any, at which the paper was presented.

    Abstract: An abstract of approximately 150 words should be provided on. This abstract should be factual and should present the reason for the study, the main findings, and the principal conclusions.

    Text: This should follow the usual format for scientific articles. Pages should be numbered consecutively. All abbreviations should be spelled out at first mention. Only generic names of drugs should be used.

    Figures and tables: Special care should be given to the preparation of figures and tables, including captions and explanatory information. Technical excellence is stressed. Lettering and arrows, where applicable, should be done in a professional manner. Color illustrations are unacceptable for publication without prior permission of the publisher. Recognizable photographs of patients must be masked and must carry with them written permission for publication. Captions for all figures should be typewritten double-spaced, with numbers corresponding to those on the figures themselves.

    Tables should be numbered consecutively according to their in-text citation. Each should be typed double-spaced and should be no larger than a single page. Include a brief descriptive title and an indication of its position in the text.

    References: Authors are responsible for correctness and completeness of references. References should be typed double-spaced on separate pages. They should be arranged according to their order of appearance in the text, and indicated by superscript numbers. References should be typed in accordance with the style shown below for book and journal articles. Up to four authors should be listed; when there are more than four, only the first three should be listed, followed by "et al." Abbreviations of journal names should conform to the style in Index Medicus. Abstracts, editorials, and letters to the editor should be noted as such. Personal communications, unpublished manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted, and similar unpublished items should not appear in the reference list. Such citations may be noted in the text. Some basic information regarding references and the reference list has been listed below.

    References List

    Basic rules for the reference list:

    • The title “References” is centered at the top of a separate page at the end of the document.
    • Entries are preceded by their number and are given in numerical order.
    • The reference list should be single-spaced. Single-space between entries.
    • The second line and all subsequent lines of each item in the reference list should be indented (hanging indent).
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check AMA (10th Ed).

    • Books Author(s) separated by commas.

      • Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; year.
      • Goldberg L, Elliot DL. Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness. Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co; 1994.
    • Edited book.
      • Author(s), eds. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; year.
      • Armitage JO, Antman KH, eds. High Dose Cancer Therapy: Pharmacology, Hematopoietins, Stem Cells. Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins; 1995.
    • Chapter or article from a book Author(s) of article.
      • Title of article. In: Editor's name, ed. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; Year: Chapter or page number.
      • Gamble VN. On becoming a physician: a dream not deferred. In: White EC, ed. The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking for Ourselves. Seattle, Wash: Seal Press; 1990:52-64.
    • Articles in journals
      • AMA style requires the use of standard abbreviations for all references, when applicable. Abbreviations for many common medical journals can be found in the AMA Manual of Style (pp.473-479). Additional abbreviations can be searched in the PubMed Journal Database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journalbs).
    • One author (do not include issue number or month unless volumes are not consecutively numbered)
      • Author. Article title. Journal Title. Month Year;Volume:Inclusive page numbers.
      • Angelo J. A survey of persons who use integrated control devices. Assist Technol. 1998;10:77-83.
    • Articles in Online Journals
      • The preferred citation style for an electronic journal uses a DOI (digital object identifier). The DOI provides a persistent link to the electronic item and is considered to be more stable than a URL. If the DOI is not given on the full text article or in the citation, use a DOI lookup tool to locate it (http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/) or use the format for an article without a DOI.
    • Article from online journals with DOI available. Note that when using a DOI, no access date or URL are used.
      • Author. Title of article. Name of Journal. Year;vol(issue):pages. doi:xx.xxxx.
      • Florez HR, Martinez RL. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016 /j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.
    • Article from online journals without DOI available. The accessed date will often be the only date available.
      • Author. Title of article. Name of Journal. Year;vol(issue);pages. URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.
      • Hay PJ. Understanding bulimia. Aust Fam Physician. 2007;36(9):708-712. http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/200709/18554. Accessed October 11, 2009.
    • Web pages
      • Author or responsible body. Title of item cited. Name of website. URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.
      • World Health Organization. Saving the future generation in Darfur. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/features/2007/child_health/en/index.html. Published July 7, 2007. Accessed October 11, 2009.
    • Other Media. Use for DVDs, videos, cd-roms, and other media formats.
      • Author. Title [format]. Publisher place: Publisher; Year.
      • Holzknect J. History of physical therapy in the United States [DVD]. New York, NY: Insight Media; 2007.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case of any question, please contact the journal editor at James.M.Ellison@ChristianaCare.org.

    1.3 Writing your paper

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

    1.3.1 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 JGP and 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.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    2.7 Clinical trials

    Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 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.

    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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology adheres to the AMA Manual of Style. View the guide here to ensure your manuscript conforms to this 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 Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jgpn 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

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology editorial office as follows:

    James M. Ellison, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief

    Email: james.m.ellison@christianacare.org

    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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