UMass Boston Professor Jeffrey Burr Named Editor-in-Chief of Research on Aging

SAGE Publications | January 09, 2013
Professor Jeffrey Burr

Professor Jeffrey Burr
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Professor Jeffrey Burr has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Research on Aging (ROA), an international journal from SAGE that publishes research on the critical issues that face today’s elderly population.

“I am pleased and honored to accept the responsibility of becoming the new editor-in-chief of Research on Aging,” stated Burr. “For more than three decades, the journal has been a leader in publishing social science research in the aging field. As the next editor, my overarching goal is simple - to maintain a commitment to excellence in publishing research on aging in the social and behavioral sciences.”

In addition to his role as a professor of gerontology at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Burr is also a fellow at the university’s Gerontology Institute, a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (Behavioral and Social Sciences Section), and a member of Sigma Phi Omega (the national Gerontological honor society). He has also been a frequent reviewer of manuscripts submitted to Research on Aging over the years and has published a number of scientific papers in the journal, beginning in 1990.

“As I collaborate with Dr. Jeff Burr, I am confident of a smooth transition and of the future of the journal,” stated University of Missouri’s Debra Parker Oliver, the outgoing editor. “Dr. Burr has excellent goals and will provide outstanding leadership. The journal is well positioned to move higher in the journal quality ratings and to continue to provide outstanding service to authors.”

A thoroughly peer-reviewed journal, Research on Aging publishes the best research on a variety of different issues facing today’s elderly such as Alzheimer’s disease and caregiver support, age discrimination and inequality, the aging labor force, retirement satisfaction, and social support.

Professor Burr stated, “The journal will publish scientific inquiry that extends our understanding of aging and challenges us to be more aggressive in our thinking about current issues.”

About McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
A mainstay of public policy and public management expertise addressing complex issues at the local, national, and international levels, the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston prepares students for careers in government, foreign affairs, business, the nonprofit sector, and academia. Drawing on its many renowned institutes and centers, the McCormack Graduate School offers superb resources for graduate-level study in such interdisciplinary fields as community and economic development, education, environmental policy, gerontology and aging services, global governance, health policy, homelessness and housing, international relations, labor, mediation and conflict resolution, post-disaster reconstruction, poverty reduction, public affairs and public management, regionalization, and women in politics and public policy.  McCormack Graduate School alumni impact communities worldwide as they provide guidance to policy makers, public managers, and community leaders.

About Research on Aging
Research on Aging (ROA), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, is an interdisciplinary journal designed to reflect the expanding role of research in the field of social gerontology. For over three decades, scholars, researchers and professionals have turned to ROA for the latest analyses on the critical issues facing today's elderly population. This outstanding journal serves as an international forum on the aged and the ageing process, providing you with the knowledge you need to help improve practices and policies concerning the elderly.

About SAGE
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, DC.

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