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The journal Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760; indexed by Scopus) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Active Aging and Wellbeing: Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research“. 

Population aging has been associated with the increase in life expectancy thanks to the development of socio-economic progress, lifelong education, and biomedical and psychological advancements. Indeed, the new paradigm of successful aging, or aging well and active aging, has been assumed as a key concept, based on the assumption that aging is a long process determined, not only by genetic factors (age and genes), but also by the interactions between socio-environmental factors and individual and behavioral events. In this direction, active aging has been defined as the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security, in order to enhance quality of life and wellbeing as people age (WHO 2012). […]

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue website. 

The submission deadline is 30 March 2018. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance to

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