SGS Membership

About SGS Membership

Through our membership you too can make a difference in the world of aging issues. SGS Committees are member friendly and provide an excellent opportunity to enhance one's professional development. By adding your voice to SGS you can help ensure that dialogue and cooperation maintain the balance between research and practice, through the guiding principle of SGS - the alliance of practitioners and academicians to enhance the lives of our elders. Healthy Living For Seniors.

As part of your membership benefits, you will receive two excellent publications:

  • The Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG) - More info below.
  • The Southern Gerontologist Membership Newsletter - More info below.

Reflective of the organization's commitment to practitioner/academician dialogue, these publications provide articles of interest to a wide variety of professionals.


The Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG)

The Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG) is the official journal of SGS. It is devoted to the publication of contributions that focus explicitly on the application of knowledge and insights from research and practice to improvement of the quality of life of older persons. Particular emphasis is placed on manuscripts and editorials that enhance dialogue among researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.


The Southern Gerontologist Newsletter

The Southern Gerontologist is a quarterly newsletter that complements JAG by providing updates on applied projects, current activities and emerging issues, and informing members of new books and videos of interest to the field of aging. As an added benefit of your membership the Journal of Applied Gerontology is available free online exclusively to Southern Gerontological Society members. You will be able to access current Journal content as well as back issues to 1999.


Additional Membership Benefits

As part of your membership benefits, you will receive two excellent publications:

  • Discounted fees for articles accepted for publication in SGS's Open Access Journal: Gerontology and Gerontology Medicine
  • Enterprise car rental discounts (throughout the year)
  • SGS Annual Meeting Registration Discount
  • Eligibility to receive prestigious awards from SGS (including scholarships, student paper and/or poster awards)
  • Special invitation to SGS events
  • Invaluable networking opportunities

We hope this information has been helpful to you and that you will respond by becoming an active member of this organization.


Join SGS Now

We'd like to offer you the opportunity to become a member of one of the most respected groups of gerontology professionals in the Southern region – The Southern Gerontological Society. SGS members make a difference – by continually providing professionals in the aging network with access to the latest research and a forum for discussing important practical issues relating to older adults in our area.