Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging

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Spring 2020 GenerationsRead the Spring 2020 issue of Generations.

An estimated 1 in 10 older adults in America and across the globe are affected by elder mistreatment, which can be physical, psychological or sexual abuse—or it can manifest as neglect and financial exploitation. And now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, elders are even more imperiled, given the increased social isolation and frauds and scams that are proliferating.

ASA, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Education Development Center (EDC) are pleased to present free access to the Spring 2020 issue of ASA’s Generations, “Taking Action Against Elder Mistreatment.” The issue offers more than 20 articles that feature powerful action strategies and effective models against elder mistreatment and is a roadmap for clinicians and care providers who want to prevent such abuse and to forge treatment programs that yield successful results. Click here to read or download the issue.

Practitioners and researchers in the field of aging have long relied on Generations to provide them with in-depth research, practical applications, and valuable insight into the lives of older adults and those who work with them. Each issue features several articles on a single topic, guest-edited by one or more recognized experts in the subject area, and includes contributions from a range of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and elders. Authoritative and comprehensive, Generations offers a wide range of perspectives on relevant and timely topics in aging. This is what makes Generations an ideal resource for professionals, academics and anyone interested in aging. 

Subscribe or Read Generations Online

Special Open Access Period in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re offering free and open access to our content for selected issues of Generations. Click below to read the full contents of our 2019 issues, in addition to our Spring 2020 issue:


Subscriptions: As a member of ASA you’ll enjoy a subscription to Generations as a membership benefit. If you are not yet a member, or if you would like additional copies to share with colleagues, you can subscribe to Generations.

Buy Single Issues: You can also browse and purchase print copies of individual Generations issues—a convenient option for individual use or for distributing issues to colleagues, staff or students. ASA members enjoy a 15% discount and there are additional discounts for orders of as few as five or more copies.

It’s easy to view Generations articles and issues online. Simply use one of the following methods:

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Visit IngentaConnect to search, read or print articles from current and previous issues (2003 and later) of Generations. ASA members can access the full online archive at no cost—another great membership benefit! (Members: If you aren't logged in here yet, use the "Log In" at the top of this page to log in before you visit Ingenta Connect so that you'll be recognized as an ASA member when you visit). Nonmembers can also purchase individual articles.

On the Blog: You can also find selected articles from Generations on ASA’s blog. Click here to view the latest additions.


Funded Issues of Generations

The John A. Hartford Foundation logoJohn A. Hartford Foundation provided support for the Spring 2020 issue addressing elder mistreatment.





LTC Partners logoLTC Partners, LLC provided support for the Winter 2016–2017 issue addressing major public policy issues concerning older adults.



The Gary and Mary West Foundation provided support for the Fall 2016 issue on the topic of “Aging and the Importance of Oral Health.”


These issues of Generations have been funded, in part, by the Archstone Foundation:


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Please note: Generations does not publish unsolicited articles. Each issue's authors are specifically invited to contribute. Unsolicited article manuscripts will be returned without review.