About the Journal | Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal


Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal is an international double peer-reviewed open-access journal presenting original research contributions in gerontology. All published articles are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute. The Journal's main objective is to set a forum for exchanging ideas, opinions, and education and promoting research and global commentaries on the most relevant areas about aging.

The Journal is addressed to a broad international community of scientists representing psychogerontology, socio-gerontology, social gerontology, geragogy, and other related disciplines and sub-disciplines. Authors are encouraged to submit papers in areas such as activity in old age, education/learning in later life, well-being, quality of life, institutional and non-institutional support for older people, social policy, social care, social work, demographic, economic, environmental and social aspects of aging. Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal publishes articles using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches encompassing quantitative and qualitative research. Sections document essential events related to the broadly understood social gerontology and a review and reporting section.

The editorial board accepts manuscripts submitted in Polish and English on a rolling basis. Each manuscript is presented to an editorial review and then sent to external reviewers (double-blind peer review). There are no submission, processing, or publication fees for Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal. Issues are published at the end of September and at the end of December each year.

Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal (ESGJ) is an academic semi-annual published by the University WSB in Dąbrowa Górnicza and the Association of Social Gerontologists. From 2008 to 2014, ESGJ was published as a monographic series. Since 2015, it has become a semi-annual scientific journal. Until 2018, the Journal was published in paper version (ISSN 2450-0232). Since 2019, the Journal has been published only in the electronic version (ISSN 2719-9045).

This Journal is included in the following abstracting and indexing databases: ERIH PLUS (The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences), ICI (Index Copernicus International Journal Master List), and CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities).

Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal (ESGJ) is included in the Polish Ministry of Education and Science academic journals. For publication in ESGJ, the authors received 20 points.

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