Call for Papers

GeroScience is issuing a call for submissions for two special themed issues:

"Understanding the impact of aging on the susceptibiity and response to COVID-19 infection" and "Understanding and overcoming the mechanisms driving age-related sarcopenia"

Please see the detailed announcements for each here:



submission guidelines link

“Understanding Senescence in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease “

              Guest Editors Drs. Julie Andersen and Darren Baker, Associate Editor Dr. Anna Csiszar and Editor-in-Chief Dr. Zoltan Ungvari, and the editorial team of GeroScience (Journal of the American Aging Association; 2018 Impact Factor: 6.44) invite submission of original research articles, opinion papers and review articles related to research focused on understanding the role of senescence in brain aging and in Alzheimer's disease. Senescent cells accumulate in aging and pathological conditions associated with accelerated aging. While earlier investigations focused on cellular senescence in tissues and cells outside of the brain (e.g. adipose tissue, dermal fibroblasts, cells of the cardiovascular system), more recent studies started to explore the role of senescent cells in age-related decline of brain function and the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease and vascular cognitive impairment. This call-for-papers is aimed at providing a platform for the dissemination of critical novel ideas related to the functional and physiological consequences of senescence in diverse brain cell types (e.g., oligodendrocytes, pericytes, astrocytes, endothelial cells, microglia, neural stem cells), with the ultimate goal to identify novel targets for treatment and prevention Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and vascular cognitive impairment. We welcome manuscripts focusing on senescent-cell-targeting mouse models, the role of paracrine senescence, senescence pathways in terminally differentiated neurons, the pleiotropic effects of systemic senescence, the role of senescence in neuroinflammation and the protective effects of senolytic therapies. We are especially interested in manuscripts exploring the causal role of molecular mechanisms of aging in induction of cellular senescence as well as links between lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise, smoking), medical treatments (e.g. cancer treatments), exposure environmental toxicants and cellular senescence in the brain. We encourage submission of manuscripts on developing innovative strategies to identify and target senescent cells for prevention/treatment of age-related diseases of the brain. Authors are also encouraged to submit manuscripts focusing on translational aspects of senescence research.

              All manuscripts accepted from this Call for Papers will be included in a unique online article collection to further highlight the importance of this topic. All manuscripts should be submitted online here:

              Please indicate during the submission process by checking the relevant box that the manuscript is submitted in response to the Call for Papers “Understanding Senescence in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease”. Manuscripts will undergo normal peer review as they are received. Manuscripts will be published online as they are accepted. Articles published from this Call for Papers will be highlighted with a special “Call for Papers” banner on the article PDF, as well as included in the "Understanding Senescence in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease” online article collection at time of publication. Submission of cover image ideas is encouraged. The submission of manuscripts in response to this Call for Papers is continuous. If you have any question please contact Dr. Zoltan Ungvari via email at .


Editors-in-Chief: William Sonntag, PhD, and Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD

ISSN: 0161-9152 (print version);    

ISSN: 1574-4647 (electronic version)

Springer Netherlands

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GeroScience is a quarterly, international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles related to research in the biology of aging and research on biomedical applications that impact aging. The scope of articles to be considered include evolutionary biology, biophysics, genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, endocrinology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and psychology.

Articles concerning clinical studies will also be considered if the results relate to underlying biological mechanisms of aging. Such studies should reflect more than issues related to the care and treatment of geriatric patients. Papers concerned with social, economic, and political issues of aging will generally not be considered unless they relate directly to biomedical gerontology.

In addition to manuscripts emerging from original research, the journal actively solicits research reviews of important topics in biomedical gerontology. Other types of manuscripts are also acceptable, such as commentaries, debates, and meeting reports. 

The Journal will publish 4 issues per year and will be available online to current Association scientific members.  If you find any articles that you cannot freely access, please email for an access code.  Lay members and student members can purchase online subscriptions for $30 per year.  

For more information on GeroScience, please review the information at the publisher's site by clicking here.


David Allison, University of Alabama, USA

Rozalyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison,  USA

R. Michael Anson, Community College of Baltimore County,  USA

Robert Arking, Wayne State University,  USA

Steven Austad, University of Alabama,  USA

Arthur Balin, The Sally Balin Medical Center,  USA

Joseph Baur, University of Pennsylvania,  USA

Christy Carter, University of Florida,  USA

Gemma Casadesus, Kent State University, USA

Kelvin Davies, University of Southern California,  USA

Kimberly Greer, Prairie View A&M University, USA

Akihito Ishigami, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute on Aging,  JAPAN

Mathias Jucker, Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research University of Tübingen,  GERMANY

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, University of Florida,  USA

Dudley Lamming, University of Wisconsin-Madison,  USA

Kathy Magnusson, Oregon State University,  USA

Michal Masternak, University of Central Florida,  USA

Plácido Navas Lloret, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, SPAIN

Elizabeth L. Ostler, University of Brighton, UK

Graham Pawelec, University of Tübingen, GERMANY

Suresh Rattan, Aarhus University, DENMARK

Adam Salmon, Barshop Center on Aging,  USA

Michael Salvatore, University of North Texas School of Medicine,  USA

Megan Smithey, University of Arizona, USA

Natalie Sumien, University of North Texas School of Medicine,  USA

Suzette Tardiff, Southwest National Primate Research Center,  USA

Tinna Traustadottir, Northern Arizona University,  USA

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