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 About the Society

The Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG) is a not-for-profit society which was formed by a group of energetic and academically aligned clinicians interested in the field of Geriatrics from across the country in the year 2002. Since its inception, the Academy has evolved into a premier body involved in conducting annual conferences and continuing medical education programs all over the country. Many prominent luminaries from this Academy are actively engaged in influencing policy decisions of the government at national and state levels with regards to the care of older persons.

Vision

  • To improve the overall health, independence, and quality of life of older persons in India
Mission statement
The mission of the Academy is to provide health care professionals with educational opportunities that improve clinical knowledge, enhance competence and the ability to provide excellent patient care which transforms practice and ultimately improves patient health outcomes. To achieve its goal, Academy will--
  1. Encourage research in the field of gerontology and geriatrics, through our newly formed Research Wing.
  2. Share scientific knowledge and experience in geriatrics through peer-reviewed publications of original research papers in the quarterly journal of the Academy and conferences and Continuing Medical Education
  3. Provide a high level of education to our Post Graduates to improve the quality of life of older people at the grass-root level, so that they remain active, independent and engaged in their communities.
    Currently, the IAG is a thousand- member strong community of doctors and health professionals committed to the holistic care of older persons of our country. The Indian Academy of Geriatrics has many state and city chapters which are actively disseminating knowledge about the preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care of the older people.

  About the Journal

The Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (JIAG) is the official publication of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG). This premier academic body aims to improve the overall health, independence, and quality of life of older persons in India. Since 2005 the journal is being published in both print and online versions. The journal reaches out to clinicians. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific articles. The journal provides a platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to share recent innovations, studies, the practical challenges faced and solutions thereof in the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Journal will aid the readers to gain an understanding of the myriad problems of the older person. The Journal endeavours to help in the development of much needed Geriatric services and science and thus promote healthy ageing.
Journal offers Open Access publishing options, support author self-archiving and perpetual access and preservation to facilitate wider dissemination of research. The journal's full text is available online at www.jiag.in.
The Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics is published quarterly (in March, June, September, and December). The journal is registered with the Registrar of Newspaper of India under No. RAJENG/2005/15244.

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  Scope of the journal

Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics publishes articles of authors from India and abroad. The journal publishes articles related to various areas of Geriatrics, e.g. basic sciences, epidemiology, health promotion, preventive, clinical care, rehabilitation, long term care, ethical, and social issues. The journal considers publication of articles as the original article, review article, special article, short communication / brief reports, CME / Education forum, letters to the editor, case reports, etc. related to any domain and discipline of geriatrics. Articles aligned with national health issues and policy implications are preferred.

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