THE FREE PUBLISHING PLATFORM IN GERONTOLOGY: INTRODUCING Ageing and Longevity (A&L)
Ageing and Longevity provides an accessible and multi-disciplinary platform for state of the art research in all aspects of theoretical and translational gerontology, in social gerontology and in clinical studies. Why do we move into a new platform and into open access? The publishing is changing very much as our whole world is going through the transition into the unknown. Our vision is to make Ageing and Longevity a home for all gerontologists regardless of their background and to provide a forum for free and world-wide exchange of ideas and knowledge. The journal will be published in English only; again this is fundamental for making it being read and being influential. English is the language of science and nothing can change it in a foreseeable future except the major cataclysm. At the same time we keep the journal free of charge, free for authors and for readers. For how long we will be able to maintain this seemingly unviable and idealistic model? Remains the question which we cannot answer in the current circumstances, yet we shall do our best. We rely on our authorship very much, we need a content of the highest quality and we need our authors to be our reviewers because the peer review is the only quality control.