Aging (journal)

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Edited byJan Vijg, David Andrew Sinclair, Vera Gorbunova, Judith Campisi, Mikhail V. Blagosklonny
Publication details
Impact Journals
5.955 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Aging (Albany N.Y.)
OCLC no.252820116

Aging is a bimonthly peer-reviewed open access bio-medical journal covering research on all aspects of gerontology. The journal was established in 2009 and is published by Impact Journals. The editors-in-chief are Jan Vijg, David Andrew Sinclair, Vera Gorbunova, Judith Campisi, Mikhail V. Blagosklonny.

Abstracting and Indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in ISI/Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded in the categories of Cell Biology and Geriatrics & Gerontology.[1] The journal is archived in PubMed Central (PMC) and is indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE, PubMed,[2] Meta, EMBASE,[3] BIOSIS Previews,[4] and Scopus. According to Scopus/Scimago Journal Rank (2015), Aging is ranked number 3 on Cites/Docs (2 years) in the Aging category.[5]

The journal has a 2021 impact factor of 5.955.[6][7]


The peer review process employed by the journal has been criticized by Jeffrey Beall, a university librarian and expert on predatory open access publishing, who also included the journal and its publisher on his list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals" in July 2015.[8][9] Allegedly, journal editor Mikhail Blagosklonny responded by threatening to retract the papers of Beall's colleagues at the University of Colorado.[10] It has been alleged that the journal has gamed their impact factor by requiring authors to provide references to other recent papers in the journal and does not conduct adequate peer-reviews of articles.[11]


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  4. ^ "Biological abstracts - Journal list". Clarivate Analytics. Archived from the original on 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  5. ^ "Journal rankings on Aging". SJR. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  6. ^ "Aging". Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  7. ^ "Aging-US". 2020 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2021-07-14.
  8. ^ "List of standalone journals". Scholarly Open Access. 2017-01-03. Archived from the original on 2017-01-03. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  9. ^ Beall, Jeffrey. "List of publishers". Scholarly Open Access. Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  10. ^ "Oncotarget Journal Cut from Medline". The Scientist Magazine. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  11. ^ "Mikhail Blagosklonny's Journal Aging: A Review". Scholarly Open Access. 6 December 2016. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017.