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The following Article Collections/ Thematic Series are currently open for submissions:

A personal hourglass: chronobiology in aging

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on “A personal hourglass: chronobiology in aging”, edited by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Nandu Goswami in Clinical Interventions in Aging.

Upon submission, please use the promo code KVTKX for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of “A personal hourglass: chronobiology in aging”. The deadline for manuscripts is the 15th of September 2022.

For any enquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

Age is synonymous with the idea that the human lifespan is finite. As much as our own sense of external time can keep a person grounded, by age, the time of year and more, how does our internal clock change with age? Chronobiology, much like other bodily functions, is not immune to the effects of aging. This Thematic Series will explore chronobiology and the impacts of aging, including circadian rhythms, which influence many functions such as hormones, blood pressure, caloric intake, immunity and more. The series will also investigate how a healthy lifestyle can affect these circadian rhythms to ensure as healthy aging as possible. Changes in brain structure, the benefit of neuronal plasticity, observable behavior and the benefits of certain treatments are some possible avenues for authors to explore circadian rhythm changes in later life.

However, chronobiology is not only a top-down effect of age, as the series looks to comorbidities present in aging that can influence chronobiology. These can include the rhythms and changes within those with diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cerebral small vessel disease and more. The influence of brain mechanisms and trends associated with disease, or as a precursor, will also be explored. Moreover, the impact of microenvironments in diseases such as cancer will have an important role in this thematic series, as other events in the body could have undiscovered links to chronobiology.

Is fall risk worsened by changes to chronobiology? While it is uncertain, this is an additional question the Thematic Series can investigate. Links including the relevance of sleep, changes in hormones related to bone density, balance and strength will be compared against the incidence of falls. Importantly, its relation to mortality means researchers can develop means of preventing the worst outcome at a time too soon. The series also encourages guidance on how to mitigate fall risks through chronobiological factors, and the influence of external factors on the internal clock and subsequent risk.

The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to chronobiology in aging:

• Changes to circadian rhythm linked with age, including hormones, blood pressure and more
• Influence of lifestyle on circadian rhythms and chronobiology
• Neurological changes influenced by chronobiology
• Observable behavioral changes
• Benefit of non-pharmacological interventions
• Affecting of aging on chronobiology in those with comorbidities seen in later life
• Impact of additional age-related changes on chronobiology
• Microenvironments in diseases (e.g., cancer) and subsequent influence on chronobiology
• Incidence of falls related to chronobiology through sleep, hormones and more
• Mitigating fall risk by managing chronobiological factors linked to falls
• Exploring the influence of external factors
• Relation to mortality outcomes

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Innovative approaches to aging care: from home and beyond

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on “Innovative approaches to aging care: from home and beyond”, edited by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Nandu Goswami in Clinical Interventions in Aging.

Upon submission, please use the promo code ELIXS for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of “Innovative approaches to aging care: from home and beyond”. The deadline for manuscripts is the 15th of September 2022.

For any enquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

Caring for an elderly individual in later life has multiple aspects that require consideration. This Thematic Series will investigate the innovation made to date in aging care to provide individuals with the best support in multiple environments. The journey throughout later adulthood may start at home, with optimizations made as needs change, taking into consideration risk factors for later harm. Additional precautionary measures can include frequent assessments for diseases frequently seen in old age, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular health issues and more. Moreover, the influence of psychological and physical stress away from hospital and palliative environments may have an impact on later life outcomes, which could be mitigated to prolong quality of life.

The series will also explore current findings on innovative approaches to treating older adults in hospital settings, including peri- and post-operative patients. The influence of risk factors such as frailty, cognitive functionality, polypharmacy, use of anesthesia and more could be mitigated to reduce the stress of a hospital procedure in later life. Equally, alternatives to surgery may improve outcomes in hospital and after a hospital stay, due to reduced intervention for the patient. Prevention and treatment for common issues in older patients, including urinary tract infections, pressure sores, bedrest confinement, post-operative delirium and more, is also an important consideration for researchers and clinicians alike.

However, when it comes to end-of-life care, seeking high-quality guidance and assurance is crucial. The series will explore how chronic comorbidities and medication use at palliative care stages influence patient outcomes, including medication reduction and the use of palliative sedation. Practical aspects of providing palliative care, including outcomes from the environment palliative care is provided in, best practices in interdisciplinary care and barriers will be assessed. It is hoped that the series promotes healthy longevity as adults enter the golden years, but to also provide the best quality of care at the end also.
The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to innovative approaches to aging care:

• Optimizing environments and technology to mitigate risk factors in later life
• Screening frequency, genomic testing and biomarkers for age-related risks and common diseases
• Impact of psychological and physical stress on later life outcomes
• Risk factors during hospital stays, including surgical procedures, such as polypharmacy, frailty and more
• Use of anesthesia and opioid-based painkillers in hospital and for prescription
• Alternatives to surgery for additional quality life years
• Preventing and treating post-operative complications
• Effects of bedrest confinement on wellbeing
• Post-operative delirium and functional decline in hospital and beyond
• Comorbidities influencing palliative care
• Best practices in end-of-life care, including interdisciplinary support
• Outcomes of patient environment during provision of palliative care
• Medication use and potential reduction at end-of-life stages
• Palliative sedation, advanced directives, ventilator support and ‘do not resuscitate’ orders
• Barriers and difficulties in receiving palliative care

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Call For Papers

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Nandu Goswami


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What is the advantage to you of publishing in Clinical Interventions in Aging?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Although Clinical Interventions in Aging receives a large number of papers, unlike many traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. Clinical Interventions in Aging has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 3-4 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 6 weeks for first editorial decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

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Professor Nandu Goswami
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Clinical Interventions in Aging

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