The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

journal series a  The Journals of Gerontology were the first journals on aging published in the U.S. The tradition of excellence in these peer-reviewed scientific journals, established in 1946, continues today. The Journals of Gerontology Series A publishes within its covers The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. At least twice a year, The Journals of Gerontology Series A publishes a Translational Articles series, which focuses on “biology-to-bedside” issues. Each issue contains an article in the Editor's Choice series, representing a paper that the editor sees as providing an especially significant contribution to the field of gerontology.  These articles are available free to non-subscribers. A small collection of frequently-cited articles that have enhanced the journal's impact factor also is open to the public.



Latest News

  • Anne B. Newman, MD, FGSA, Editor-in-Chief of The Medical Sciences section, and S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, FGSA, Editorial Board Member of The Biological Sciences section, were quoted in an August 31 Associated Press story titled, “Too old for president? Healthand fitness a better question.
  • Read the latest articles in the Translational section of The Journals of Gerontology Series A on DNA Methylation and Aging.
  • With an impact factor of 4.711, The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences was ranked first among all journals in the gerontology category in the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition.

Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences section of The Journal of Gerontology Series A publishes articles on the biological aspects of aging in areas such as translational gerontology, biomarkers of aging, biochemistry, biodemography, cellular and molecular biology, comparative and evolutionary biology, endocrinology, exercise sciences, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and the biological mechanisms of late life diseases. Biological insights gleaned in studies from invertebrates, vertebrates, and mammalian species including humans will be considered. The journal is particularly interested in publishing research on translational gerontology including interventions designed to enhance longevity and healthspan.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences section of The Journal of Gerontology Series A publishes articles on health-related aspects of human aging. Topics of interest may range from biomarkers of aging, multisystem physiology of aging, multimorbidity, age-related disability including the cognitive, physical and psychological aspects of function, novel aging populations such as ethnic and racial minorities or the oldest old, global health and aging, healthy aging and health span. Appropriate designs include observational studies, clinical trials, basic biology or physiology in human subjects, and health services research. All health-related disciplines are welcome. Types of articles include original research, research practice, brief reports, and reviews in depth, guest editorials and letters to the editor. The journal is especially interested in translational research that addresses the functional consequences of aging biology and/or age-related disease, and novel interventions designed to slow and prevent functional decline and improve health outcomes.


Journal Alerts via E-mail

Stay up to date on the latest research from The Gerontological Society of America with content alerts delivered to your email. Register for a free Oxford Academic account to create custom email alerts from The Gerontologist; The Journals of Gerontology, Series A and Series B; Public Policy & Aging Report; and Innovation in Aging. Once logged in, select “Email alerts” from your account drop down menu.

Journal Claims (members only)

Please note the following when applying for lost, damaged, or missing issues:

  • Back issue claims and copies lost in the mail will be honored within 90 days of the date of the issue.  If more than 90 days have passed, single issues may be available for purchase based on availability.
  • Claims filed due to insufficient (or no notice) of change of address will not be honored.

Claims can be made via e-mail, by using GSA's Contact Us form (select "journal claims").

Change of Address (members only)

Members are able to change their mailing address on file by updating their member profile. If you miss an issue because of the address change, you must claim this missing issue within 90 days of the publication date.

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