A Routledge Journal: Educational Gerontology - Instructions for Authors 
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Instructions for Authors

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***Note to Authors: please make sure your contact address information is clearly visible on the outside of all packages you are sending to Editors.***

Submission of Manuscripts

Educational Gerontology: An International Journal publishes refereed materials in the fields of gerontology, adult education, and the social and behavioral sciences. According to the double-blind procedures established for critiquing papers, copies of materials received by the Editor-in-Chief are reviewed by panels appointed by the Editor-in-Chief. The peer review process consists of three or more persons knowledgeable in the areas covered by the materials.

Original and two copies of each manuscript should be submitted to the editor, D. Barry Lumsden, Senior Research Fellow, University of Alabama, Education Policy Center, Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0232, Tel: 940-597-7923. Email: blumsden@bamaed.ua.edu.

Authors are required to submit manuscripts on disk. The disk should be prepared using MS Word or WordPerfect and should be clearly labeled with the authorsí names, file name, and software program. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of no more that 100 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text.

Manuscripts, including figures, tables, and references, must conform to the specifications described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., 2001). Manuscripts that do not adhere to this style will be returned for revision.

For further information on electronic submission, including information on accepted file types, please click here.

Tables and Figures


Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge for the first page with color is $900.00. The next three pages with color are $450.00 each. A custom quote will be provided for color art totaling more than 4 journal pages. Good-quality color prints or files should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, authorís name, and top edge indicated.


One set of page proofs is sent to the designated corresponding author. Proofs should be checked and returned promptly.


The corresponding author of each article will receive one complete copy of the issue in which the article appears. Reprints of an individual article may be ordered from Taylor & Francis by using the reprint order form included with page proofs.

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