SGS Sponsored Publications

Journal of Applied Gerontology

About JAG

A subscription to the Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG) is included with your Southern Gerontological Society membership.

JAG has been the official journal of SGS for over 30 years. JAG also serves an increasingly international readership.

Journal of Applied Gerontology

The Journal is devoted to the publication of articles that focus on research applications intended to improve the quality of life of older persons or to enhance our understanding of age-related issues that will eventually lead to such outcomes.

SGS Members receive free and full online access to issues from the last 10 volumes. The JAG website provides other useful features, such as article searches, full access to forthcoming articles (the OnlineFirst feature), and lists of most cited and most read articles.

Instructors should consider JAG articles for their courses and should suggest students use the site for research. Accessing and downloading JAG abstracts and articles supports the Journal and SGS.

Download a sample copy of JAG or visit the SAGE Publishing JAG website below.


Julie Robison

Editor-In-Chief - JAG

I am honored to have been selected for this important post and thrilled at the prospect of leading the Journal of Applied Gerontology into its next phase. In recent years, I have become intensely aware that JAG is one of only a few journals in the field truly committed to publishing gerontological research with a distinctly applied or policy focus. JAG is therefore uniquely positioned as the premiere venue for the growing body of work evaluating aging-related interventions and demonstration programs in healthcare, caregiver support, social integration, technology, housing and other areas, both in the US and internationally.

Julie Robison

I completed my PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with a focus on gerontology and older families, at Cornell University in 1995. Next, I did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Public Health in the epidemiology of aging. I have been on the faculty of the Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine since 2000, and am now a full professor.

I conduct evidence-based health services research and intervention studies focused on aging families; long term services, supports and policy; dementia and health disparities using quantitative and qualitative research methods. My applied gerontology research findings have been published regularly in a wide variety of gerontology and other health services journals since 1993. I regularly review articles for many of these journals as well. I have attended every GSA meeting since 1992 and am also active in AcademyHealth, where I currently chair the Long Term Services and Supports Interest Group. I have extended networks among colleagues across the field of gerontology and look forward to continuing Joe Gaugler's great work raising JAG's visibility and expanding the editorial board through these channels. I have spent my career in the Northeast, and really look forward to getting better acquainted with SGS and its members as well.

As Editor-in-Chief of JAG, I am excited for the opportunity to support my colleagues by helping to select and polish the presentations of the best applied research in gerontology!