About the Journal

Aims and Scope
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and older age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and older age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.

Cynthia Port, Associate Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University, established Age, Culture, Humanities and was its driving force in the pioneering years in collaboration with Aagje Swinnen, Professor in Aging Studies at Maastricht University. From 2014–2021, the journal was published by Coastal Carolina University’s The Athenaeum Press under supervision of Alli Crandell. From 2022 onwards, the Royal Danish Library publishes the journal with support from the University of Southern Denmark (Department of Culture and Language). Age, Culture, Humanities publishes one issue per year and releases articles on a rolling basis.

Age, Culture, Humanities is affiliated with and supported by the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) and the North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS).

Open Access
Age, Culture, Humanities is an open access journal: the full text of all content is available for free and without delay. There is no embargo period and no required registration for readers. 

Copyright Notice 
Age, Culture, Humanities uses the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 license (CC BY-NC-ND). More information on this license can be found here. Authors retain their copyright. 

For articles published in previous issues (1,2,3,4 and 5) the authors retain their copyright to their articles. Readers can download, read, and link to the articles published in issues 1-5, but they cannot republish these articles. Authors can upload them in their institutional repositories.

Peer Review and Charges
All submitted manuscripts undergo editorial screening. Research Articles are selected for publication through a double-blind peer review process during which a minimum of two specialists anonymously comment on the quality of the submission and its fit for the journal. Selected reviewers must respond within one week to the review request and are given three weeks to submit their review.
In the case of Special Issues and Featured Themes, the editorial team organizes the peer-review process in collaboration with the guest editors. All other submissions are reviewed by the editorial team.

On acceptance, authors publish their work in Age, Culture, Humanities free of charge.

Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement                                                 

Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal holds high standards of integrity in its publication of original work (see aims and scope at the top of this page). The dedicated editorial team is accountable to a governing body (see below) comprising over thirty members, all of whom have expertise related to the focus of ACH and are committed to the journal’s ongoing vision of publishing high quality work to inform the field. The journal is open access and has no fees associated with publishing or reading publications. For information on copyright and licensing please see the relevant section above.

Journal’s responsibilities: Age, Culture, Humanities has responsibility for publishing high quality, original work, working diligently with authors, reviewers, its governing body and readership to do so.

The journal will keep in contact with authors to let them know what is happening regarding their submission. For articles undergoing review, the team works hard to process articles within a reasonable time frame so that authors are informed about decisions related to their articles as quickly as possible. This sometimes involves flexible time-scales to accommodate the availability of reviewers with expert knowledge related to an article’s focus.

The editorial team, governing body, and expert reviewers aim to prevent misconduct of any kind by informing authors of their obligations and paying attention to possible instances of misconduct in the screening and review process. In no case shall the journal or its editors encourage misconduct of any kind or knowingly allow it to take place. Any assertion of research misconduct related to a published article is taken seriously with the editors following the COPE guidelines in any such case. In the event that the journal stops publishing, the journal archives will remain hosted by the Royal Danish Library. 

Author’s responsibilities: It is expected that research carried out by the author(s) and discussed in their article submission has been done so in accordance with relevant ethical guidelines. Authors should ensure that their work is original. In the case of multiple authors, all authors should have made a significant contribution to the article. Authors must inform the journal as soon as possible regarding any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest.


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Aagje Swinnen, Maastricht University
Anita Wohlmann, University of Southern Denmark (in charge)

Advisory Editor
Cynthia Port, Costal Carolina University

Editorial Assistant
Katherine Ludwin, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Review Editor
João Guimarães, University of Porto 
For all proposals and inquiries related to reviews, please write to guimaraesjpc@gmail.com.
Books currently available for review can be found here

Editorial Board 
Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston
Elizabeth Barry, University of Warwick
Anne Leonora Blaakilde, Roskilde University
Lynn Botelho, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Erin Campbell, University of Victoria
Sally Chivers, Trent University
Amelia DeFalco, University of Leeds
Kate de Medeiros, Miami University
Josie Dolan, University of the West of England
Margaret Gullette, Brandeis University
Heike Hartung, Potsdam University
Linda Hutcheon, University of Toronto
Helle Strandgaard Jensen, Aarhus University
Anne Jerslev, University of Copenhagen
E. Ann Kaplan, Stony Brook University
Stephen Katz, Trent University
Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz
Erin Gentry Lamb, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Valerie Lipscomb, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
Devoney Looser, University of Missouri
Ann Therese Lotherington, The Artic University of Norway
Roberta Maierhofer, University of Graz
Teresa Mangum, University of Iowa
Christopher Martin, Boston University
Michelle Massé, Louisiana State University
Gordon McMullan, King’s College, London / Aarhus University
Margery Vibe Skagen, University of Bergen
Peter Simonsen, University of Southern Denmark
Helen Small, University of Oxford
Philip Sohm, University of Toronto
Oddgeir Synnes, VID Specialized University, Oslo
Pat Thane, King’s College, London
Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, Heinrich-Heine University
Kathleen Woodward, University of Washington