JMIR Aging Announces New Theme Issue on Digital Ageism

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JMIR Publications invites submissions to a new theme issue titled “Addressing Digital Ageism in the Modern Era” in its premier open access journal JMIR Aging

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(Toronto, June 13, 2024) JMIR Publications invites submissions to a new theme issue titled “Addressing Digital Ageism in the Modern Era” in its premier open access journal JMIR Aging, indexed in PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and DOAJ. The theme for this call was selected by the journal’s diverse audiences through a social media poll. 

While digital technologies offer immense opportunities for societal progress and individual empowerment, they also bring forth new challenges, such as digital ageism. Digital ageism is discrimination against individuals based on their age within the context of use of and access to digital technology. As technology continues to permeate every aspect of our lives, it is important to address the barriers, stereotypes, and marginalization experienced by older adults in the digital realm and ensure inclusivity for people of all ages. Therefore, in this call, we aim to address digital ageism in care for older adults with a focus on access to digital health care and health equity. 

Our interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Technological design considerations for creating age-inclusive digital environments and products for older adult care
  • Leveraging technology to build age-friendly health systems 
  • Innovative strategies to promote digital health inclusion, such as intergenerational collaboration and digital mentorship
  • Digital health literacy programs and initiatives to empower and engage older adults
  • Health policy interventions and regulatory frameworks to promote digital inclusion
  • Community-driven initiatives addressing digital ageism in health care
  • Ethical considerations in designing digital health care technologies for an aging population

All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process, and accepted articles will be published as part of the theme issue titled “Addressing Digital Ageism in the Modern Era.” 

Read the call for submissions to learn more

About JMIR Publications:
JMIR Publications, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, is a leading open access digital health research publisher. As a pioneer in open access publishing, JMIR Publications is committed to driving innovation in scholarly communications, advancing digital health research, and promoting open science principles. Our portfolio features 35 open access, peer-reviewed journals dedicated to the dissemination of high-quality research in the field of digital health, including the Journal of Medical Internet Research, as well as cross-disciplinary journals such as JMIR Research Protocols and the new title JMIR XR & Spatial Computing. 

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