Focus and Scope

Journal of Geriatric Medicine is an international peer-reviewed journal specializing in gerontology research. Gerontology research is focused on the study of the ageing process, as well as the problems faced by the elderly. As a result of the prevalence of the ageing population issue faced by many nations worldwide, gerontology research has gained increased emphasis.

The scope of the Journal of Geriatric Medicine includes, but is not limited to:

  • Geriatric diseases
  • Geriatric psychology
  • Geriatric epidemiology
  • Aging and intervention
  • Geriatric health care

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Reviews

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Case Report

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Editorial

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate Open Access to its content as it believes that making research freely available to the public which helps promoting the research results benefiting the scholarly community.

  • Higher Visibility, Availability and Citations – free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions increases citation of the article.
  • Ease of search – publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
  • Rapid Publication – accepted papers are immediately published online.

 

Peer Review Policy

The journal operates a double-blind process. Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, the Managing Editor will contact the journals’ Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors . Editor-in-chief decides on the manuscript to be sent out for review process and assigns the manuscript to reviewers from inside the editorial board or inform the managing editor to contact outside reviewers depending on the topic.

After evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the editor-in-chief makes one of the following recommendations: accept, minor revision, major revision, reject and resubmit, and reject.

If decision is minor revision, the authors have 7 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

If decision is major revision, the authors have 14 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

Upon resubmission, the same procedure is applied as for the initial submission. Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to jgr-b@bilpublishing.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers remarks. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.

For all manuscripts accepted for publication, the peer review process will be deemed to be completed. The manuscript will proceed to be copyedited, layout edited and proofread before being published online.

Note: You may suggest up to four academically qualified reviewers for consideration. Please insert the current contact details of the reviewer and state the reason(s) for recommendation under the "Comments for the Editor" section. However, please take note that the Editorial team strives to ensure the peer review process is fair and unbiased and hence, there is no guarantee that a recommended reviewer will be approached to perform the peer review.

 

Editorial Policies

Authors should read the “Author Guidelines” before making a submission, and make sure that the manuscripts were written in accordance to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Geriatric Medicine are subject to rigorous peer review. Prior to peer review process, the manuscripts will be screened for acceptable English language, novelty and relevance to the Focus and Scope of the journal.

Any manuscripts submitted to Journal of Geriatric Medicine will be treated as confidential materials. The manuscripts will not be disclosed to anyone except individuals such as editorial staff, reviewers and editors who participate in the initial screening, review, processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted).

A manuscript would not be considered if it has been published or is currently under consideration for publication in any other journals. In the cover letter, authors must state that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication of the same work. The authors are required to notify the editorial team if the findings and data in their submissions have been presented in conferences.

 

Authorship

Authorship of a scholarly paper should be limited to individuals who have contributed substantially to its intellectual content. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or general supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. All authors should hold the responsibility of fairly evaluating their respective roles and their co-authors’ roles in the project. This is to ensure that authorship is attributed according to a fixed standard in all publications for which they will be listed as authors.

In order to be listed as an author for a paper, one should have contributed sufficiently in the project. A co-author is expected to have contributed to some component of the work which led to the paper, or be involved in interpretation of its results. All authors should have a say in the final approval of the version to be published, in addition to reviewing the final manuscript prior to submission.

Individuals who do not meet the above requirements, but have provided a valuable contribution to the work, may be acknowledged for their contribution as appropriate to the publication.

 

Publication Frequency

The publication frequency of Journal of Geriatric Medicine is semiyearly.

 

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest has the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest.

Any agreements with study sponsors (for profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyse or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs.

A declaration of interests for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.

 

Plagiarism

Authors are advised to perceive high standards in the aspect of publication ethics. Any plagiarism (fabrication or falsification of data) are strictly unacceptable practices in Journal of Geriatric Medicine, including duplicate publication of the author’s work without proper citation.

Every manuscript submitted for publication is checked for plagiarism via CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) after submission and before being sent to the editor for editorial review. Any detection of overlapping and similar texts in the manuscripts submitted will be investigated promptly and may lead to the manuscript being rejected.

 

Article Processing Charges (APC)

Journal of Geriatric Medicine is an Open Access Journal under Bilingual Publisher. All articles published in Journal of Geriatric Medicine are accessible electronically from the journal website without commencing any kind of payment. In order to ensure contents are freely available and maintain publishing quality, Article Process Charges (APC) is applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal to cover the cost incurred in processing the manuscripts. Such cost will cover the peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors who have their manuscript successfully accepted after peer-review.

Journal TitleAPC(USD)
Journal of Geriatric Medicine$400

* We encourage authors to publish their papers with us and don’t wish the cost of article processing fees to be a barrier especially to authors from the low and lower middle income countries/regions. A range of discounts or waivers are offered to authors who are unable to pay our publication processing fees. Authors can write in to apply for a waiver and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

APC Payment

Payments for APC of this journal can be made through our online PayPal payment gateway.

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Language

The language used in manuscripts submitted to Journal of Geriatric Medicine is English. Authors whose first language is not English may want to have their manuscripts professionally edited before the final submission to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by its prospective readers.

 

Database and Indexing

As a new journal, the editorial team behind Journal of Geriatric Medicine is currently doing its best to have the journal indexed in databases all around the world. Currently, the journal has been indexed by:

  • CNKI Scholar: Originating from China, CNKI Scholar is one of the largest databases. The database is popular amongst scholars in China, and has moved from the indexing of mainly Chinese articles, to articles written in other languages as well.
  • J-Gate: As one of the largest databases originating from India, indexing by J-Gate has allowed the journal to reach more readers in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
  • MyScienceWork: MyScienceWork originated from Luxembourg, Europe, and indexes content from a wide variety of sources to provide a comprehensive perspective to academic publication.
  • GoogleScholar: GoogleScholar is a freely accessible search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of academic content.

The editorial team is currently working towards indexing in other renowned databases in the academic publishing field as well. As the length of publication is often a consideration for renowned international databases, the journal will do its best to apply for indexing in databases relevant to its current stage in development, while keeping databases such as DOAJ, Web of Science, and Scopus as its goals for the near future.

 

Advertising Policy

All advertisements are subject to approval to the Publisher. Advertisements must comply with the relevant regulations in the country where the advertisements appear. For more inquiries, please send email to jgr-b@bilpublising.com.

 

Submission Withdrawal Policy

In Journal of Geriatric Medicine, withdrawal of a submission refers to the removal of a new submission, a paper currently under peer-review, an accepted paper, or an Article in Press from the online submission system. Removal of a formally published article is known as retraction.


-Author-initiated submission withdrawal

If authors change their mind and decide not to pursue publication of papers with the journal, they must write a letter addressed to our editors at jgr-b@bilpublising.com, explaining the reason(s) of submission withdrawal. Consents of all co-authors must be obtained for author-initiated submission withdrawal. The decision to withdraw a submission would eventually rest with the editors, including the Editor-in-Chief.

It is relatively more difficult in withdrawing a new submission paper that has been processed for peer-review or is under peer-review compared to withdrawing a new submission because the editors and reviewers have expended much time and energy in editorial process and manuscript evaluation, respectively. To withdraw a paper that has been processed for peer-review, authors should clearly argue their case on scientific reasons; only valid and sound reasons will be accepted. Once the approval of submission withdrawal is granted, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.

In general, the editors of Journal of Geriatric Medicine consider the following as *unethical and unreasonable reasons* of withdrawing a submission:

*Unaware of the Article Processing Charge payable after paper acceptance (or reluctant to pay Article Processing Charge). Authors are advised to find out the publication fees associated with the journal before making a decision to submit. It is unethical to submit and proceed with the editorial process for a submission under consideration for publication if authors do not have plans of paying the Article Processing Charge upon acceptance.
*Do not want to make all research data or findings available to the journal. Before a submission is made, authors are responsible to check whether the research data or findings presented in manuscript are compatible with their desired journal and/or type of submission they intend to make. There are no defined criteria as to how much data or findings should be published in a paper but it is our belief that geriatric medicine, just like other scientific, medical and technological principles, take sufficient data to make precise and accurate interpretation from experiments. Thus, it is in authors’ best interest to provide, present and publish all relevant data and findings.
Wanting to submit to a higher- or lower-impact journal. It’s the authors’ responsibility to vet the journal background before making a decision to submit. Making a submission to the journal is comparable to admitting that the quality and standard of the submission match with that of the journal.

In the event that authors insist to withdraw submission on unethical and unreasonable grounds (see the above-mentioned *unethical and unreasonable reasons*), they will be demanded to pay submission withdrawal fee that is charged at 30% of the Article Processing Charge. Once the payment of submission withdrawal fee is made, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.

-Withdrawal of accepted paper and Article in Press

Authors should note that any amounts of paid Article Processing Charge will not be refunded if their accepted papers or Articles in Press are withdrawn on the grounds of academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication.

 

Publishing Ethics

Journal of Geriatric Medicine requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Core Practices on publication ethics as stipulated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in compliance with the information and guidelines on handling publishing ethics allegations as described in the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK).

The journal strictly adheres to the guidelines and best practices, which include Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journals  Editors (ICMJE) and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

The journal editors take all possible misconducts seriously. The Editors, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute an academic fraud, research misconduct or publication malpractice. The concerns or complaints on the possible allegations submitted to the journal will be dealt with promptly and appropriately according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart on complaints and in PERK. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the Publisher at jgr-b@bilpublising.com.

Journal of Geriatric Medicine adopts a zero-tolerance policy concerning any academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication regardless of the severity of these issues. The violations include plagiarism, falsification of research, data fabrication, submitting manuscripts of others as one’s own, submission of same manuscript to different publication venues at the same time and breached intellectual property rights. In cases of suspected misconduct and ethical violation, a panel will be formed to investigate the allegation. If the allegation is supported by evidence, the submitted manuscript in question will be declined for consideration in the journal and all authors will be informed in this regard. A retraction initiated by authors or by the journal is required to take place if the paper has already been published, and the retraction will be made public. Authors of the work in question will receive the Panel’s Decision via email and all appeals regarding the decision will have to be made to the Publisher at jgr-b@bilpublising.com within 28 days of the decision date.

 

Peer Review Processes

Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, reviewers will be chosen according to their availability, expertise and suitability to the research topic of the manuscript. Reviewers will submit their reviews of the manuscript along with their recommendation (Accept, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, Reject).

The decision to accept or reject a problematic manuscript will be made in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief and/or the Associate Editor(s).

Decision:

Accept (No amendments required from Author)

Revisions Required (Minor revisions)

Resubmit for Review (Major revisions)

Reject

 

                                                

Action:

Manuscript will be sent to the Editing stage.

Authors are given 2 weeks to revise and reupload the manuscript.

Authors are given 4 weeks to revise and reupload the manuscript.

Review of the manuscript ends.

 

Data Sharing Policy

Bilingual Publishing Co is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology and reporting standards. We encourage authors of articles published in our journals to share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, methods, materials,etc.

Journal of Geriatric Medicine publishes accepted contributions according to CC BY-NC 4.0. The author who submits the paper for publication in the Journal of geriatric medicine agrees to apply the CC BY-NC 4.0 to his work. The attribution allows others to remix, adapt, and create non-commercial works based on your work. Although their new work must bear your name and be for non-commercial purposes, they do not have to license their work under the same terms.