The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry

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Until 2009 published as Zeitschrift für Gerontopsychologie und -psychiatrie (ISSN-Print: 1011-6877 / ISSN-Online 1664-2899)

ISSN-L 1662-9647, ISSN-Print 1662-9647, ISSN-Online 1662-971X
Indexed in:
EMCARE, ESCI, PSYNDEX, Psycinfo and Scopus
Frieder R. Lang (Editor-in-Chief)
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About the Journal

Aims and Scope

GeroPsych is a leading international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the rapidly growing field of aging research.

It publishes peer-reviewed and original research that addresses biological, psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of the aging process. GeroPsych seeks articles that combine theoretical, experimental, and applied perspectives on the diversity, heterogeneity, variability, and plasticity of the aging process and older populations. The journal is committed to research that relies on a rigorous quantitative approach, grounded innovative and validated methodology in established or emerging fields of geropsychology, gerontology, or geriatric psychiatry.


The journal targets scientists and readers who are interested in applied and basic research on mental, behavioral, social, cultural, and clinical aspects of the aging process and old age.

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Editorial Note

Obituary: Dieter Ferring (1958–2017)

Dieter Ferring passed away unexpectedly in The Netherlands on August 3, 2017.

GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry parts from Dieter Ferring with the utmost gratitude. Dieter Ferring eagerly served as a Founder and Associate Editor for this journal for nearly an entire decade. His impact on and importance to this journal will continue to be noticed for a long time.

Dieter Ferring was an enthusiastic, beloved, and much admired teacher, leader, and researcher at the University of Luxembourg, where he also served as a founder and head of a research unit and as course director. Geropsychology and Lifespan Science has lost an outstanding leader, who will be remembered as a passionate scientist, inspiring mentor, reliable partner, prudent advisor, and a warm-hearted colleague and friend to many.

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