Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your article to The Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care (JALTC). Please take the time to read and follow the instructions here in detail so that your manuscript can meet JALTC requirements and pass peer review, production, and publication processes smoothly.

The JALTC is being established as open access and peer-reviewed journal that accepts articles in English. JALTC is published three times a year. Articles submitted should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication any place else and should report original unpublished research results. The journal does not expect any fees for publication. All articles are available on the website of the journal with membership.

The quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research approaches are welcome from disciplines including but not limited to education, gerontology, geriatrics, nursing, care and hospice, social work, psychology, sociology, biology, anthropology, economics and business administration, engineering, gerontechnology, law, human rights, public policy, architecture, women studies, rehabilitation, and dietetics.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to contribute clearly written original empirical research manuscripts, reviews, brief report, hypothesis & theory, clinical trial, case report or discussion, short communications, and case studies, general commentary, debates and controversies, care facility and services, book review, editorial or guest editorial and erratum including innovative practices from the field as well as relevant philosophical and ethical perspectives on long-term care and older adults. The review process for submitted manuscripts has been planned not to exceed six weeks. All research articles submitted to the journal will undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two peers.

Scientific and Ethical Responsibility

Authors, as they contribute to the academic-scientific article on the cover page, share the scientific and ethical responsibility. After acceptance of manuscripts, then is confirmed that it belongs to the Journal and copyright passes on the publisher.

Authors should ensure accepting scientific and ethical responsibility by avoiding unacceptable or improper behaviors of falsified research, fraudulent data, paraphrasing, duplication, and blatant plagiarism. Authors should also keep in mind the terms emphasizing "ageism" need to be avoided in using to describe the population. Discrimination based on age should be avoided by considering two statements:

“Elderly is not acceptable as a noun and is considered pejorative by some as an adjective. The "older person" is preferred. Age groups may also be described with adjectives: gerontologists may prefer to use combination terms for older age groups (young-old, old-old, very old, and oldest-old), which should be used only as adjectives. Dementia is preferred to senility; senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type is an accepted term” (The American Psychological Association, Section 2.17 Age, p. 69).

“Age.–Discrimination based on age is ageism, usually relevant to older persons. Avoid using age descriptors as nouns because of the tendency to stereotype a particular group as having a common set of characteristics. While in general the phrase the elderly should be avoided, use of the elderly may be appropriate (as in the impact of Medicare cuts on the elderly, for example). Otherwise, terms such as the "older person", "older people", "elderly patients", "geriatric patients", "older patients", "aging adult", or the "older population" are preferred” (The American Medical Association, Inclusive Language Section, 9.10.3, p. 268).

Copyright Transfer Form

The Copyright Transfer Form should be signed by all the authors.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Only the articles sent online can be evaluated. The authors should submit their manuscripts online via the journal’s website at http://agingandlongtermcare.com

The information about the manuscript type and category, the author name(s), name of the institution, affiliations, and address for correspondence (including the name of the corresponding author with an e-mail address and fax and phone numbers), and ORCID ID for the author(s) should be entered in the system.

ORCID is part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale. In this respect, the authors should use an internationally recognized ORCID identification number to avoid difficulties that occasionally arise as a result of similarities in names and surnames also to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers.

The latest version of The American Psychological Association (APA) Style, namely the APA 6th Edition, should be followed when formatting articles. The manuscript file must be double spaced, including the references and tables, and the text should be left-justified. Tables and figures must be fully prepared for publication according to APA guidelines. Detailed information on the latest APA Style can be found on the following website: http://www.apastyle.org

Language

It is recommended that authors use American English spelling. For clarity, style guide consistency, word choice precision, organization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; it is recommended that authors should use a native speaker editing certificate and then submit to us. Click on the banner and register to Wordvice: www.wordvice.com.tr. When you submit your paper to Wordvice Academic Editing Service, you will get a %30 discount.

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Length of Articles

The whole manuscript must not exceed a maximum of 8000 words, including abstract, keywords, key practitioners message, the article itself, tables and figures, and references.

Line Spacing and Font

Articles should be double-spaced excluding abstracts, notes, and references and should be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman font.

Title Page and Abstract:

  • The title should consist of 30 or fewer words.
  • An abstract must include a maximum of 300 words (including citations if used) and be provided on a separate page.
  • Keywords must include a minimum of 5 to 8 words and/or phrases.
  • Key practitioners message must include 3 to 5 bullets

Reference Citation

Reference citations in the text and in the reference list proper should follow conventions listed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association latest edition (6th ed.), referred to hereinafter as the APA Manual. Provide a reference or bibliography that lists every work cited by you in the text. It is recommended that authors use Citation Management Software Programs for reference citation; please look at web pages of EndNote (www.endnote.com), RefWorks (www.refworks.com), Papers (www.mekentosj.com), Zotero (www.zotero.org), and Mendeley (www.mendeley.com).

Journal Articles:

Lo, C. L., & Su, Z. Y. (2018). Developing multiple evaluation frameworks in an older adult care information system project: A case study of aging country. Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care, 1(1), 37-51. DOI:10.5505/jaltc.2017.65375.

Edited Book:

Whitbourne, S. K. (Ed.) (2000). Wiley Series on Adulthood and Aging. Psychopathology in Later Adulthood. Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Book Section:

Bowen, C. E., Noack, M. G., & Staudinger, U. M. (2011). Aging in the Work Context. In K. W. Schaie & S. Willis (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (7th Ed.) (pp. 263-277). San Diego: Academic Press.

Web Page:

Borji, H. S. (2016, 25.07.2016). Global Economic Issues of an Aging Population. Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/011216/4-global-economic-issues-aging-population.asp.

Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals. The same information should not appear in both a figure and a table. Each table and figure must be cited in the text and should be accompanied by a legend on a separate sheet.

Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a table or figure or to reprint quotations from one source exceeding the limits of fair use.

Plagiarism Checking

All manuscripts are scanned with a plagiarism checker to deter and prevent plagiarism issues before submission.

Copyediting and Proofs

Manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of style as well as the content. Some minor copyediting may be done, but authors must take responsibility for clarity, conciseness, and felicity of expression. PDF proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Changes of content or stylistic changes may only be made in exceptional cases in the proofs.

Prerequisites Requiring Special Attention

  • Discrimination based on age should be avoided.
  • Key Practitioners Message must be added to the manuscript.
  • Each table and figure must be cited in the text and should be accompanied by a legend on a separate sheet.
  • Each APA-style reference cited in the text should be listed in the References section.



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