Author Guidelines

FORMATTING

Manuscripts are to be submitted in Microsoft Word or a Word compatible program. Manuscripts submitted in other formats will be returned to the corresponding author for correction prior to editor review. Please DO NOT submit PDF versions of your manuscript submission materials.

Senex: Journal of Aging Studies has a double-blind review policy. Therefore, we require authors to submit TWO versions of the article file, anonymous and non-anonymous. Please send ONLY these two files, the anonymous and non-anonymous manuscript files. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with APA 6th Ed. rules.

Instructions for Anonymous Files

Please send an anonymous version of your manuscript with no author names or contact information on the title page, blinded acknowledgment details, and removed other self-identifying author information. Be sure to check there are no self-references in the text itself that would reveal the identity of the authors. Please remove those instances and insert the term “blinded for review” in its place. This includes self-references to your name and University/Institute. Peer-reviewers may see this version.

Instructions for Non-Anonymous Files

Please send a complete version of the manuscript with all of the author and acknowledgment details. The editors will see this version.

Abbreviations

Ensure that the use of abbreviations is clear and that each one is defined in the text at its first mention only.

In-text References and Citations

Refer to the APA 6th ed. for style. References in text are shown by citing in parentheses the author’s surname and the year of publication. If a reference has two authors, the citation includes the surnames of both authors each time the citation appears in the text. When a reference has more than two authors and fewer than six authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs. In subsequent citations, and for all citations having six or more authors, include only the surname of the first author followed by ‘‘et al.’’ Multiple references cited at the same point in the text are in alphabetical order by author’s surname.

 

COMPONENTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT

Title Page

A title page should be a completely separate page that includes the following:

  • Title of the manuscript (APA recommends that a title be no more than 12 words).
  • All authors’ full name(s), affiliations, and email addresses.
  • The corresponding author should be clearly designated.

Abstract and Keywords

On a separate page, each manuscript must include a brief abstract. Structured abstracts for Research Articles should be between 150-250 words, and must include the following headings: Background, Aims, Method, Implications and Results. There may not be structured titles for Notes From The Field, and Theoretical Intervention manuscripts but the word limit applies to abstract of these manuscripts. Below the abstract, authors should supply three to six keywords that are NOT in the title.

Text

The text of Research Articles should follow the headings included in the structured abstract. Notes From The Field, And Theoretical Interventions should also be divided into headings, as appropriate for the submission. Articles may need subheadings within some sections to clarify their content. The Implications should not merely restate the results but should interpret the results and specify the policy and/or practice implications.

Reference List

Arrange alphabetically by author’s surname cited in the main text; do not number. The reference list includes only references cited in the text. Please see APA 6th. Ed. for details.

Tables

Tables are to be numbered consecutively in the text and a short title must be found for each one on the table. Place table footnotes immediately below the table, using superscript letters (a, b, c) as reference marks. Asterisks are used only for probability levels of tests of significance (*p<0,05).

Figures/Illustrations

Please include your figures at the text into sections to which they relate. Senex: Journal of Aging Studies reserves the right to reduce the size of illustrative material. Figures must be professionally lettered in a sans-serif type (e.g., Arial or Helvetica). Figures should have a short title under the shape.

 

ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND CONSIDERATIONS

Permissions for Illustrations and Figures

Permission to reproduce copyright material, for online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author’s responsibility to include acknowledgments as stipulated by the particular institutions.

Ethics

Senex: Journal of Aging Studies expects that authors will observe high standards with respect to publication ethics. All papers submitted to Senex are screened for plagiarism using iThenticate.

The following practices are unacceptable:

  • Falsification or fabrication of data,
  • Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work, in whole or in part without proper citation,

Allegations of unethical conduct will be discussed initially with the corresponding author. In the event of continued dispute, the matter will be referred to the relevant institutions for investigation and adjudication.

Statement of Informed Consent

All participant in researches have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including participants’ names, initials, or identification numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes. Participants (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should identify individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of participants is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning. Ethical responsibility for participation in research belongs to the author.

Conditions for submission

Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published or is not under consideration elsewhere. If accepted for Senex: Journal of Aging Studies, it is not to be published elsewhere without permission. As a further condition of publication, the corresponding author will be responsible, where appropriate, for certifying that permission has been received to use copyrighted instruments or software employed in the research and that human or animal subjects approval has been obtained.

Review Process

All papers published in Senex: Journal of Aging Studies are subject to peer review. Peer-reviewed by Editors, manuscripts are sent to at least two independent referees for evaluation. Reviewers advise on the originality and scientific merit of the paper; the editors make all final decisions on publication. The corresponding author will be notified via email with a decision and revision requirements, if applicable. Please ensure that email addresses are current for notification purposes. Papers that are outside the scope of the journal, that do not comply with the guidelines below or are otherwise judged to be unsuitable by the editor will be rejected without peer review.