Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published and is not currently being considered for publication by another journal.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
- The text is written in American English and adheres to MLA citation style (9th).
We invite rigorous research articles (8,000 words) on topics that investigate the critical intersections of the arts and humanities with the aging process and with age across the lifespan. Areas of investigation and related methodologies include art history and art criticism; communication and new media; critical theory; cultural studies; disability studies; gender and sexuality studies; history; late-life creativity; linguistics; literary criticism; performance studies; philosophy and ethics; race studies; religious studies; and therapeutic uses of humanities and/or the arts. Submissions may also address the anthropological, behavioral, biomedical, gerontological, legal, political, psychological, or sociological dimensions of age or aging relevant to the humanities and/or the arts.
Article submissions are screened by the journal editors. Following a positive screening result, research articles are sent out for double-blind peer review.
Scholarly Position Paper
A Scholarly Position Paper (2,500 words) is a well-theorized essay with a more personal tone on a topical issue related to the study of age, aging, and later life from a humanities and arts perspective.
Scholarly Position Papers are solicited and reviewed by the journal editors.
Pedagogical Essays (3,000 words) are brief, well-theorized essays on teaching humanities and arts approaches to age and aging.
These essays are reviewed by the journal editors.
Age Studies in the Disciplines
Age Studies in the Disciplines (1,500 words) refers to a solicited well-informed essay on the study of age from a specific disciplinary point of point.
We invite reviews (700 words) of recent book publications in humanities and arts scholarship relevant to aging and of social science or gerontology scholarship relevant to the arts and/or humanities.
Contact the review editor if you are interested in writing a review for the journal. The review editor will provide you with your selected book and guide you through the publication process.
We invite review essays (1,500 words) of recent book publications in humanities and arts scholarship relevant to aging and of social science or gerontology scholarship relevant to the arts and/or humanities. In review essays, publications that have affinities in topic, approach, or scope are brought together in a clever way.
Contact the review editor if you want to write a review essay for the journal. The review editor will make sure to provide you with copies of the relevant books and will guide you through the publication process.
A Review Response (400 words) is a brief response of the authors of a publication to the review of their work in the journal. Review Responses are solicited by the review editor and the journal editors only.
A Featured Theme (42,500 words: 8,000 words per article and 2,500 words for the introduction) is a thematic cluster of up to five scholarly articles. It is part of a regular journal issue. Featured Themes are curated by guest editors that coordinate the reviewing and editing process under supervision of the journal editors.
If you are interested in proposing a Featured Theme, please send a description of the theme, an explanation of why it would be a good fit with Age, Culture, Humanities, a list of potential contributors, and an envisioned time path to the journal editors.
A Special Issue (58,500 words: 8,000 words per article and 2,500 words for the Guest Editors' Introduction) is a thematic cluster of six and more scholalry articles introduced by a Guest Editors’ Introduction. It stands alone as a separate issue of Age, Culture, Humanities. Special Issues are curated by guest editors that coordinate the reviewing and editing process under supervision of the journal editors.
If you are interested in proposing a Special Issue, please send a description of the issue, an explanation of why it would be a good fit with Age, Culture, Humanities, a list of potential contributors, and an envisioned time path to the journal editors.
Credos, Manifestos, Reflections
Credos, Manifestos, Reflections (5,000 words in total) are a collection of solicited topical pieces that help set the agenda of critical age and aging studies and contribute to the field's further development.
Conversations (4,000 words) is a solicited essay based on interviews with scholars in the field of critical age/ing studies and gerontology.
A Forum Introduction (1000 words) is written by the guest editors of a Forum and highlights its topicality and relevance to the study of age, aging, and later life.
From issue 6 (2022) onward, 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.
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