Editorials

Aging: a global theme issue

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7071.1502 (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1502
  1. Paula Rochon (paula.rochon@utoronto.ca),
  2. Richard Smith (100336.3120@compuserve.com)
  1. Geriatrician and guest editor for the BMJ Aging Issue Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2E1
  2. Editor BMJ, London WC1H 9JR

    More than 100 medical journals from around the world are participating

    The BMJ will be publishing in October 1997 a theme issue on aging, and we invite readers to submit papers and ideas. We will be doing this together with more than 100 other international medical journals, including the Lancet, JAMA, and some of the specialist journals of the BMJ Publishing Group. The theme of aging has been selected after a three stage Delphi process among more than 100 editors. First, editors were asked to suggest subjects: they nominated 94. Next, they voted on all 94 and finally on the top 12. Aging came out on top in both rounds. Our aims are to prompt research and thinking on this vital issue and to promote …

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