Active Aging Today (AAT) is the Active Aging Community Center’s multimedia journal for practitioners and administrators. If you’re an activity leader, fitness instructor, physical therapist, medical professional, program director, researcher, or someone preparing to enter one of these careers, we would love to hear from you.
How to Contribute
If you or your organization conducts a successful program or researches aging, please tell us about it. Active Aging Today (AAT) seeks practical, how-to articles and multimedia stories from around the world. We are looking for submissions that relate to the following categories:
- Specific practices and programs that successfully engage older adults in regular physical activity. Submissions will explain the program, how it was developed and implemented, and why the program is successful (and by what evaluation criteria).
- How practitioners have reached out to recruit participants, instructors, and/or facilities to be involved in older adult exercise programs.
- How professionals have translated research into successful delivery of programs or services to older adults. Submissions will explain the research, how it is applied to programs, how the program is implemented, why the program is successful (and by what evaluation criteria).
- Programs designed for people with disease or disability.
- Country profiles in active aging. Submissions will explain initiatives in the country related to aging and physical activity as well as population demographics.
- Policies and professional work issues around the world. Submissions will explain the issue, its impact on the field of active aging, and what it means for professionals and the older adults they serve
Content is presented in a variety of formats, including narratives, interviews, columns by field experts, and videos. For more information, please e -mail email@example.com.
Artwork: For written submissions, we encourage graphic elements (i.e., photos, charts, or tables) to accompany your article. Figures and tables should be identified in the text of the manuscript. In the Word document, all figures and tables should be inserted into the document, and each should have a brief caption. JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) files should be 300-dpi resolution at full size for photos, 600 dpi if scans of line art. Electronic files are strongly preferred, but postal delivery of photographs and printed copies is acceptable. If photos are used, they should be in focus and show good contrast. Each figure and photo must be properly identified. In graphs, use black and white only.
Author Info: Provide the following information: title of the manuscript; author name(s), including middle initials; author credentials; author postal address(es); lead author e-mail address and phone and fax numbers; and a brief biographical note (~30 words) for each author, including position titles and institutional affiliations.
Submission: Include author info as indicated above. All submissions should be complete, fact checked and error free, have topical relevance and interest to the readership, and be presented logically and clearly. Authors are advised to check very carefully the typing of the final copy, particularly the accuracy of references, and to retain a duplicate copy to guard against loss.
The text of the manuscript should include one or two introductory paragraphs that establish the purpose and importance of the article, and the content that follows should be organized by headings and subheadings. A summary section should be included.
E-mail manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts must not be submitted to another publication at the same time. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must transfer copyright to Human Kinetics, Inc.
Review Policy: Manuscripts are read by at least two members of the editorial board, with the review process expected to take four to six weeks. When a manuscript is accepted for publication, an editor will work with the author to improve the presentation of the work. We reserve the right to edit all content to correct grammatical errors, to ensure accuracy of the information presented, and to fit space restrictions.
An article might be approved for publication as a two-part column appearing in two successive issues. A manuscript submitted to AAT must not be submitted to any other journal while under review.
To indicate your interest, or for more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in Active Aging Today.