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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.
  • I hereby declare that this manuscript is original.
  • I hereby declare that the submission has not been previously published, in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights.
  • I hereby declare that I am not in violation of the ethical publishing standards adopted by this journal.
  • I agree that the article if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the following license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.
  • I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my submission to be processed for the purposes of the publishing process.
  • The text adheres to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the reference style adopted by this journal.

Author Guidelines

1) Types of manuscripts considered

Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal (ESGJ) will accept the following kinds of manuscripts:

a) Research Article: (peer-reviewed)

The research article presents significant new research results, including the entire contents of a research project. In the quantitative research article, please use the standardized format called the IMRaD. This format refers to a manuscript that is structured by four main sections: introduction, methods, results, and discussion. Please see the template below.

Quantitative studies template (up to 6000 words; the reference list is limited to 50 entries, and up to 5 data elements - tables and or figures)

The Journal Editorial Team realizes that there is no one qualitative method but rather a number of research approaches that fall under the umbrella of ‘qualitative methods’. That is why authors should follow general principles of good practices for the writing and assessment of manuscripts that present qualitative data. Please see the template below.

Qualitative studies template (up to 10000 words; the reference list is limited to 50 entries, and up to 10 data elements figures or pictures).

b) Research Report: (peer-reviewed)

A research report is an update of ongoing research of national or international significance. This is an article providing the preliminary findings of a new study. The maximum allowable word count is 4000 words. The reference list is limited to no more than 30 entries and up to 3 data elements. One of the two provided templates should be used depending on the adopted research strategy (quantitative or qualitative).

c) Review Article: (peer-reviewed)

The review article does not cover original research but rather accumulates the results of many different articles on a particular topic into a coherent narrative about state of the art in the emerging field of old age and the aging process. The review article provides journal references to the original research and contains an overview of the literature on a given topic to date, and indicates areas that have not been developed or problematic. The maximum allowable word count is 6000 words. The reference list is limited to 50 entries, and up to 5 data elements - tables and or figures.

d) Theoretical article: (peer-reviewed)

The theoretical manuscript presents an issue that is not essentially based on empirical research. This type of article opens a theoretical discussion in the field of social gerontology. It can point to the links between theory and practice, explore existing theories and ideas, or lay the foundations for a new theory. The maximum allowable word count is 6000 words. The reference list is limited to 50 entries, and up to 5 data elements - tables and or figures.

e) Book review: (not peer-reviewed)

ESGJ publishes reviews of books, reports, training materials, films, and other material related to old age and the aging process. These publications should relate to old age and aging's national, international, social, and cultural context. The maximum allowable word count is 1500 words. The reference list is limited to 15 entries and up to 2 data elements - tables and figures.

2) Formatting guidelines

a) Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word or a Word-compatible program. Please do not submit PDF versions of your article. Manuscripts submitted in other formats and styles will be unsubmitted. Manuscripts should be one-half spaced in 12-pt Times New Roman font. The text should be justified.

b) Tables should be submitted as editable text and not as images. They should be placed next to the relevant text in the article. Tables should be numbered consecutively, provided with a title. The source should be provided under the illustration.

c) The full name should be given for the surnames of those who are mentioned for the first time.

3) Reference style guidelines

Submissions to Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal should follow the style guidelines described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

References should be cited parenthetically in the text by author surname(s) and year, in accordance with APA Publication Manual guidelines:

1 author

(Zych, 2010)

2 authors

(Timoszyk-Tomczak, & Bugajska, 2012)

3 or more authors

(Brzezińska et al., 2016)

When available, page numbers should be included in citations of direct quotations e.g., (Szybalska et al., 2018 p. 12).

References should be listed in a separate section at the end of the main text. All references in the list should be ordered alphabetically by the first author’s surname. Examples of common reference types appear below.

Journal article

Bugajska, B., Iwański, R., Giezek, M., & Ciemniak, A. (2017). The optimization of elderly care in Szczecin – research report. Biblioteka Gerontologii Społecznej. Exlibris13(1), 107–119. https://doi.org/10.24917/24500232.131.9

Book

Fabiś, A. (2018). Troski egzystencjalne w starości. Ujęcie geragogiczne. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego.

Edited book chapter

Halicka, M., & Kramkowska, E. (2012). Uczestnictwo ludzi starych w życiu społecznym. In J. Hrynkiewicz (Ed.), O sytuacji ludzi starszych (pp. 33–50). Rządowa Rada Ludnościowa.

Online/Website

Olszewski, M. (2010). Przed powodzią. Tygodnik Powszechnyhttps://www.tygodnikpowszechny.pl/przed-powodzia-144562

 

Research article

Treść polityki prywatności.

Research Report

A research report is an update of ongoing research of national or international significance. This is an article providing the preliminary findings of a new study. The maximum allowable word count is 4000 words. The reference list is limited to no more than 30 entries and up to 3 data elements. One of the two provided templates should be used depending on the adopted research strategy (quantitative or qualitative).

Book Review

ESGJ publishes reviews of books, reports, training materials, films, and other material related to old age and the aging process. These publications should relate to old age and aging's national, international, social, and cultural context. The maximum allowable word count is 1500 words. The reference list is limited to 15 entries and up to 2 data elements - tables and figures.

Actuality

In this section we publish reviews, conference proceedings, reports on scientific undertakings, information on scientific promotions, bibliographies of gerontologists, interviews.

Review Article

The review article does not cover original research but rather accumulates the results of many different articles on a particular topic into a coherent narrative about state of the art in the emerging field of old age and the aging process. The review article provides journal references to the original research and contains an overview of the literature on a given topic to date, and indicates areas that have not been developed or problematic. The maximum allowable word count is 6000 words. The reference list is limited to 50 entries, and up to 5 data elements - tables and or figures.

Theoretical article

The theoretical manuscript presents an issue that is not essentially based on empirical research. This type of article opens a theoretical discussion in the field of social gerontology. It can point to the links between theory and practice, explore existing theories and ideas, or lay the foundations for a new theory. The maximum allowable word count is 6000 words. The reference list is limited to 50 entries, and up to 5 data elements - tables and or figures.

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