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Dementia

The International Journal of Social Research and Practice

eISSN: 17412684 | ISSN: 14713012 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Now accepted for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index

Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice provides high-quality evidence, commentaries, and book reviews, for the field of dementia generally, and social research specifically. Dementia acts as a major global forum for social research of direct relevance to understanding lived experience and improving the quality of life, well-being, and quality of care for people with dementia, their families, and communities.

The aim of the journal is to publish high-quality original research, or original scholarship contributions, to the existing literature on social research and the lived experience of dementia. The journal will consider all relevant designs, methods and methodologies that meet this aim, including high-quality evaluations and service improvement studies in relation to quality of life, well-being, and quality of care. The journal will consider narrative-based and/or other forms of literature review that seek to address social research questions in dementia studies; such reviews need to have a systematic approach to the review process and offer a novel insight. Contributions from people with lived experience of dementia will be considered. All original research published in the journal must comply with ethical approval processes.

Dementia is hosted on SAGE track; a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOneTM Manuscripts. Please visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dementia to log in and submit your article online.

All original papers must be submitted to the journal via the online system. The online submission process follows a standard format and contributors will be asked to confirm that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other paper-based or electronic journal. All submissions should avoid the use of insensitive and demeaning language, such as ‘the elderly’ (use ‘older people’) or ‘dementia patients’ (say people with dementia, or patients with dementia if the context is clinical). We recommend that authors refer to either the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) guidance on language about dementia Making things more accessible - DEEP (dementiavoices.org.uk) Or, Alzheimer’s Australia sets out guidelines for dementia-inclusive language[https://fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/NATIONAL/documents/language-guidelines-full.pdf]. Please avoid using abbreviations in your manuscript. Certain abbreviations such as QoL (for quality of life), MMSE (for Mini-mental State Examination), and the UK (United Kingdom) are acceptable, but do not use abbreviations for groups of people such as PWD (for people with dementia) or which detract from the overall flow of the manuscript, such as PCC (Person-Centred Care) and LTC (long-term care). Finally, the Journal promotes the use of gender-neutral language, e.g., staff (not manpower) and lay terms (not layman). Submissions which do not comply with these guidelines will be returned by the handling Editor.

Special editions of Dementia are commissioned by the journal’s Editors and we welcome suggestions for such copy. If you would like to consider being a Guest Editor(s) of Dementia and have a topic in mind, please contact prof Caroline Swarbrick (c.swarbrick2@lancaster.ac.uk) and/or prof Pamela Roach (pamela.roach@ucalgary.ca) in the first instance.

Reviews: Books and educational resources for review / requests to review should be sent to Dr Sarah Campbell, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Jean McFarlane Building (6th floor), The University of Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9PL, UK (email: Sarah.Campbell@mmu.ac.uk)

For all other original articles, including literature reviews, Dementia operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer(s). We aim for each manuscript to be reviewed by two reviewers but the Editors reserve the right to return the decision to the author with more, or less, reviews depending upon the context and circumstances of the submitted article. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible and correspondence with the main author will be undertaken electronically. All submitting authors should be mindful that their manuscript may be reviewed by a person living with dementia as part of the journal’s Editorial Board.

The aim of the journal is to publish original research, or original scholarship contributions, to the existing literature on social research and dementia. The journal will consider all relevant designs, methods and methodologies that meet this aim. The journal will also consider narrative-based and/or other forms of literature review that seek to answer social research questions in dementia studies; however, such reviews need to have a systematic approach to literature collation and reporting. All original research published in the journal must comply with ethical approval processes.

Dementia is hosted on SAGE track; a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOneTM Manuscripts. Please visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dementia to log in and submit your article online.

All original papers must be submitted to the journal via the online system. The online submission process follows a standard format and contributors will be asked to confirm that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other paper-based or electronic journal. All submissions should avoid the use of insensitive or demeaning language. In particular, authors should use ‘dementia-friendly’ language in positioning people living with dementia in their article and avoid using pejorative terms such as ‘demented’ or ‘suffering from dementia’. We recommend that authors refer to the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) guidance [http://dementiavoices.org.uk/resources/deep-guides/], which was developed by people living with dementia and offers a range of advice and support, including writing dementia-friendly information. Alternatively, Alzheimer’s Australia sets out guidelines for dementia-friendly language [https://fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/NATIONAL/documents/lang.... Please also consider how you are using abbreviations in your submission. Whilst QoL (for quality of life) and MMSE (for Mini-mental State Examination) may have common usage, please try to avoid unnecessary abbreviations in the submission of your manuscript, such as PWD (for people with dementia) and abbreviations that detract from the overall flow of the manuscript.

Special editions of Dementia are commissioned by the journal’s Editors and we welcome suggestions for such copy. If you would like to consider being a Guest Editor(s) of Dementia and have a topic in mind, please contact prof Caroline Swarbrick (c.swarbrick2@lancaster.ac.uk) and/or prof Pamela Roach (pamela.roach@ucalgary.ca) in the first instance.

Reviews: Books and educational resources for review / requests to review should be sent to Dr Sarah Campbell, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Jean McFarlane Building (6th floor), The University of Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9PL, UK (email: Sarah.Campbell@mmu.ac.uk)

For all other original articles, including literature reviews, Dementia operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer(s). We aim for each manuscript to be reviewed by two reviewers but the Editors reserve the right to return the decision to the author with more, or less, reviews depending upon the context and circumstances of the submitted article. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible and correspondence with the main author will be undertaken electronically. All submitting authors should be mindful that their manuscript may be reviewed by a person living with dementia as part of the journal’s Editorial Board.

 

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The journal’s twitter account can be accessed at: @DementiaJournal

The journal’s main website can be accessed at: http://dem.sagepub.com/

Editors
Pamela Roach University of Calgary, Canada
Caroline Swarbrick Lancaster University, UK
Book Reviews Editor
Sarah Campbell Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Editorial Board
Renee L. Beard Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Anne Bourbonnais Faculty of Nursing, Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal,Université de Montréal,Montreal, Quebec
Charlotte Clarke University of Edinburgh, UK
Laura Cole NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
Louise Daly School of Nursing and Midwifery,School of Nursing and Midwifery
Rose-Marie Droes Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam UMC
Ishtar Govia University of West Indies, Jamaica
Alys Griffiths University of Sheffield, UK
Kyong Hee Chee Texas State University, USA
Ingrid Hellström Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm
Lillian Hung Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Pia Kontos Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Jordan P Lewis Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioural Health, University of Minnesota, USA
Molly Maxfield Arizona State University, USA
Carrie McAiney Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Heather Menne Miami University, USA
Christian Muller-Hergl Basislehrgang Gerontopsychiatrie,Universität Witten/Herdecke Professional Campus
Sheila Novak School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada
Open Doors Dementia Review Group  
Assumpta Ryan Ulster University, UK
Steven Sabat Georgetown University,Washington, D.C.
Aagje Swinnen Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Elaine Wiersma Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Emma Wolverson University of Hull, UK
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