The Journal of Aging Research & Lifestyle
The Journal of Aging Research & Lifestyle is committed in publishing high-quality research on all areas related to lifestyle and aging. The Journal has five initial sections that aims to cover the broad spectrum of lifestyle research during aging: 1. Physical activity, exercise and aging; 2. Nutrition and aging; 3. Cognitive stimulation and aging; 4. Geroscience and lifestyle; 5. Digital aspects, lifestyle and aging. Research on other lifestyle topics not covered into the above mentioned sections are also welcome. Original investigations using all types of study designs, from observational investigations to interventions, but also qualitative studies, are accepted, as well as other types of articles, such as Reviews, Meta-Analyses, Comments/Perspectives, Letters-to-the-Editor, Methodological papers and Research Protocols. High priority will be given to studies investigating the interactions of multiple health behaviors during aging, in particular, clinical trials of multidomain lifestyle interventions (when two or more lifestyle interventions are combined) as well as observational longitudinal studies that have assessed several lifestyle behaviors over time. Reports using a life-course perspective are also welcome. Although our main focus regards research in humans, cutting-edge animal studies may be considered
Peer Review process
Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents. The Editorial Office verifies whether the manuscript meets the journal requirements on animals and human rights, adherences to ethical guidelines, conflict of interest disclosure. If so, the manuscript is evaluated by the Editor in Chief for the validity, importance, originality and the coverage of the field. If positively judged, the peer-review of the manuscript is proposed to up to four researchers with expertise in the area (single blind). Anonymous comments made by 2-4 peer-reviewers are sent to the Corresponding Author. The manuscript can be accepted, rejected or revision might be requested. In this later case, authors have 30 days to submit the revised paper. Internal manuscripts are handled by a member of the editorial board not involved in the paper, being responsible for the whole process, including final decision about the status of the manuscript. Editors welcome comments and dissenting opinion.
The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aging Research & Lifestyle is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in-Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. They evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor’s own research without the express written consent of the Author. The articles published by the Journal of Aging Research & Lifestyle have been submitted, by the authors, to the editorial board committee, which paids careful attention to the quality of the information to be published. Nevertheless, Serdi Publisher is not responsible for the contents. Authors are only responsible for their opinions and their eventual mistakes.