About the American Geriatrics Society
WHO WE ARE
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profi t organization of close to 6,000 health professionals devoted
to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to health-
care professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care,
research, professional and public education, and public policy.
To improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people.
OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Every older American will receive high-quality patient-centered care.
STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING OUR VISION
• Expand the geriatrics knowledge base through research.
• Increase the number of healthcare professionals who employ the principles of geriatric medicine in caring for older
• Recruit physicians and other healthcare professionals into careers in geriatrics
• Guide public policy efforts and provide public education to continually improve the health and health care of seniors
• Raise public awareness of the need for high-quality, culturally sensitive, interdisciplinary geriatric health care
Visit www.americangeriatrics.org to learn more about the Society and its programs.
New Style Rule for JAGS Authors
As part of the journal’s adoption of the AMA style for all papers, authors should now use the first person and
active voice in all submissions. The guidelines for publication conform to those of the International Committee of
Medical Journal Editors and the AMA Manual of Style. A Guide for Authors and Editors, 10th Ed. (http://www.
amamanualofstyle.com/) An explication of statistical guidelines is presented in John C. Bailar III and Frederick
Mostellor, “Guidelines for Statistical Reporting in Articles for Medical Journals,” Annals of Internal Medicine
JAGS Recognized as Among Most Influential Journals in the World
In June 2009, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) was officially recognized by the Special
Library Association as among the top 100 most influential biomedical journals in the world in the past 100 years.
It is the only geriatrics/gerontology journal to be selected for inclusion in this list. JAGS supports the Society’s
vision that all older adults will receive high-quality, patient-centered care.