AAGP Selects Elsevier as New Publisher of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Published Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bethesda, MD, May 2, 2012 – The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry has entered into an agreement with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, to publish The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (AJGP) beginning in January 2013.

"We are extremely pleased to be entering into this relationship with Elsevier," commented Chris M. deVries, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. "The Journal serves as a primary vehicle for disseminating critical information to our national − and global − community of clinicians, educators and researchers in the rapidly evolving fields of geriatric psychiatry and mental health. So we are enthusiastic about making our content more readily accessible and discoverable through Elsevier's innovative tools."

AJGP is the authoritative source of information for the rapidly developing field of geriatric psychiatry. Each monthly issue contains peer-reviewed articles on the diagnosis and classification of psychiatric disorders in later life, epidemiological and biological correlates of mental health of older adults, and psychopharmacology and other somatic treatments. With a 3.566 Impact Factor it ranks in the top third of both the Psychiatry and Geriatrics/Gerontology categories according to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports®.

The decision to publish with Elsevier was the result of a meticulous review process. According to Editor-in-Chief Dilip V. Jeste, MD, "Key factors driving our decision were the advantages offered by Elsevier's global reach and its expertise in all phases of the publishing process. We anticipate that AJGP's position as the premier journal devoted specifically to geriatric psychiatry will be strengthened through this new association, benefiting our authors, editors, reviewers, and ultimately our readership."

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About the Editor-in-Chief

Dilip V. Jeste, MD, Editor-in-Chief, is the Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at the University of California, San Diego. He serves as Director of NIMH-funded Advanced Center for Innovation in Services and Intervention and Research focusing on psychosis in late-life and Director of the Education Division of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UCSD. Dr. Jeste is President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association.

About The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (www.AAGPonline.org) is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and mental health.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).