American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: Call for Papers

Special Themed Issue on Geriatric Mental Health Policy


The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry is inviting submissions for a special themed issue of the Journal dedicated to geriatric mental health policy. These articles will be published to coincide with the 2019 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting, which will have the theme Engage for Change: Preparing and Partnering for the Future of Geriatric Mental Health.


Manuscripts are encouraged that address key areas of geriatric mental health policy, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies related to the following:
• Long-term care regulations
• Reimbursement policy
• End of life care, hospice, and palliative care
• Caregiver services
• Quality measurement
• Certification of providers and facilities
• Research funding priorities
• Healthcare reform
• Workforce development
• Curriculum and training
• Health disparities


Submission Method
For manuscripts addressing this special themed issue, authors are encouraged to use the AJGP online submission portal available at All submissions will go through the journal’s standard peer-review process. For guidelines to prepare your manuscript and for manuscript submission, please visit When submitting your manuscript, please choose “Special Themed Issue” article type and refer to the geriatric mental health policy special issue in your cover letter. This is to ensure that your submission will be considered for this special issue instead of being handled as a regular paper.


Important Dates
Deadline for submission of full manuscript online: June 30, 2018
Planned publication: February 2019


Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors for feedback and comments about the topics of the research papers. All inquiries regarding this call for papers should be directed to Dr. Ilse Wiechers (, Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow (, and Dr. Stephen Thielke (