ISG Journal
Focus and Scope

The aim of this peer-reviewed journal is to provide a forum for reporting original research, review papers, and personal perspectives on the broad area of fitting technological environments to support changing life goals and lifestyle preferences into advanced age. Research outcomes reported in the Journal form the basis - for designers, architects, standards developers, builders, engineers, marketeers, manufacturers, medical doctors, pharmacists, decision makers, and related professionals in the health, social, business and technology professions - to provide the proper environment for the greatest number of people in society.


Peer Review Process

Peer reviewing will be exercised on scientific contributions, such as review articles (2 peers), contributions on original research or design (at least 2 peers for full papers and 1 for shorter communications), and best practices (1 peer). Provide in your cover e-mail full contact information (e-mail and mailing addresses) of at least three potential peer-referees. The list should not name current or prior collaborators. You are also free to list persons whom you wish to be excluded from the review process. The editors will make the final choice of reviewing peers. Comments of peers will be communicated to the corresponding author of the manuscript. After peer review, the acting editor will inform the corresponding author as to the changes or corrections that are needed before publication can take place. The authors should submit the updated manuscript within 2 weeks when minor corrections are required, or 6 weeks after major changes. When the updated manuscript is not received after this time period, it is considered as new submission of a previously rejected manuscript.


Copyright Notice

Copyright protection. Authors submitting manuscripts do so upon the understanding that the work is unpublished, is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and has been checked and approved by all co-authors. The submission of the manuscript by the authors means that they automatically agree to assign exclusive copyright to the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. The work shall not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of ISG. The articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers translation rights and the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute all of the articles printed in the journal. No material published in the journal may be stored on microfilm or videocassettes or in electronic databases and the like, or reproduced photographically, without the prior written permission of ISG. However, the ISG permits authors to reproduce their contributions on their own website for non-commercial purposes, provided a link is made to the content page of the issue in which the contribution appeared.

After acceptance of their manuscripts authors may choose between (i) delayed Open Access (embargo of 4 issues or 12 months), and (ii) immediate Open Access. In the last case, after payment of the author fee of €800, a so called ‘Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported’ License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/deed.en_US) is instituted on the accepted article, meaning that everyone is free to copy, distribute and transmit the article, including self-archiving (green open access). Conditions of this licence may be summarized as follows: (i) Attribution: When using a published article, link it to its source; (ii) Noncommercial: Commercial use will need an additional license from the International Society for Gerontechnology, and (iii) No derivative works: The article should remain intact with no alteration or transformation. The CreativeCommons license is non-exclusive and does not entail a transfer of intellectual rights.

In case delayed open access is chosen the work shall not be republished, translated or shared during the embargo period without the written consent of the ISG.


Become a reviewer

To become a reviewer of the Gerontechnology Journal, please contact the editor-in-chief: yehlianghsu@gmail.com