About the Journal

The Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics (JCGG) is the official journal of the Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics and the Taiwan Association of Integrated Care. The international Journal publishes peer-reviewed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatrics and clinical gerontology as well as integrated care. The Journal welcomes research on clinical and translational medicine related to aging and clinical care of older persons. The Journal also publishes articles to cover the integrated health, coordinated care, comprehensive care, seamless care and transmural care. Articles in the categories of Brief Communication, Case Report, and Letter to the Editor that may be of interest to researchers in gerontology and geriatrics are also accepted.

The JCGG is an Open Access journal, currently indexed in: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TOC Premier, SIIC Data Bases and EBSCOhost.

The principal aims of JCGG include:

  1. Introducing Asian perspectives on international aging research
  2. Promoting regional collaboration in clinical trials based on similar racial/ethnic backgrounds
  3. Facilitating the development of age-friendly healthcare systems for Asian countries
  4. Encouraging international research collaboration on related topics in the Asia-Pacific region

To these ends, the JCGG covers topics that include, but are not limited to: health service research for older adults; clinical trials involving Asian participants, including Asian expatriates and persons of Asian descent residing outside Asia; international and comparative research; interdisciplinary clinical gerontology research.

Benefits for authors
As an open access journal, JCGG offers authors many benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, and much more. Please see About Open Access for more information.


About Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology & Geriatrics

Population aging poses considerable pressure on the Asia Pacific region, and is much more rapid than in most other regions. As the Asia Pacific region shares some common cultural and social backgrounds and that these similarities are not seen in western countries, the need to develop culture-sensitive health care systems and strategies in the Asia Pacific region is explicit. Among all Asian countries, Taiwan is the fastest aging country in the region, and the percentage of elderly in the population is escalating. To promote international collaboration in gerontological and geriatric research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital founded the Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics (APLCGG). As the
founding chairman and delegates from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia participated in the founding meeting in Taipei in 2009, a decision was made to publish a scientific journal focused on clinical gerontology and geriatrics. The Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics was hence born.

The objectives of the APLCGG is

  1. To offer a forum for countries in the Asia Pacific region to promote research in clinical gerontology and geriatrics.
  2. To advance international comparative studies of healthcare systems for older people in the Asia Pacific region.
  3. To publish and maintain the quality of Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics.
  4. To hold annual international conferences and to share educational resources for all member societies.


About Taiwan Association of Integrated Care

Integrated Care has been a center-piece focus since people who cared enough realized that the improving of the overall effectiveness of health and care systems lies on it. The universal health coverage and equity of access are just as important as primary care, if not more. Therefore, a group of leading health experts who also happen to “care enough”, founded Taiwan Association of Integrated Care (TAIC) on December 22, 2013.

The Taiwan Association of Integrated Care is a membership based non-profit organization to bring clinicians, researchers, care givers, and policy makers in Taiwan together to advance the knowledge, science and practice of integrated care.

TAIC’s goal is to provide a platform for members to work on ways of improving the experience of care for patients and their families; to promote the formulation, implementation and evaluation of integrated care policy; to investigate further on the newest science and technology for integrated care; and ultimately to improve the overall effectiveness of health and care systems.

TAIC anticipates to achieve these via the following missions:

  1. To promote and to practice integrated care.
  2. To advance the research development for integrated care.
  3. To publish the latest integrated care related research, case studies and findings in our Journal.
  4. To hold local and international conferences for latest research presentations and knowledge and experience sharing.
  5. To provide education, training, and certification for experts and personnel related to integrated care.
  6. To enhance collaboration and communication with international organizations, scholars, researchers, clinicians or experts in order to share knowledge and ideas related to integrated care.
  7. To encourage product and technology development related to integrated care.
  8. To promote any academic and research projects related to integrated care.