Dr. Kathy Black

Dr. Kathy Black and Dr. Kathryn Hyer: Winners of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 6

By: Rich Shopes

Posted: February 03, 2017

Champaign, Ill., USA – February 2, 2017 – The Aging & Society Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of “From Aging in Community to Age-friendly Community: Translating Applied Research into Practice,” Dr. Kathy Black and Dr. Kathryn Hyer, as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 6 of The International Journal of Aging and Society.

This article was selected for the award from among the ten highest-ranked papers emerging from the peer-review process and according to the selection criteria outlined in the referee guidelines.

“I am very honored to receive this recognition because it demonstrates the applied value of research – and its connection as practiced in the real world – that can enhance and benefit our community in many ways,” said Dr. Black, a professor in USFSM’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. “It is also about the important role of educating all community stakeholders, in measurable ways, about roles for all of us in creating an age-friendly community.”

About The International Journal of Aging and Society:

The International Journal of Aging and Society is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by Common Ground Research Networks. It has an acceptance rate of 27 percent and a circulation of more than 85,000. The journal focuses on distinct thematic areas — economic and demographic perspectives on aging; public policy and public perspectives on aging; medical perspectives on aging, health, wellness; and social and cultural perspectives on aging. Established in 2011 and currently publishing its 7th volume, The International Journal of Aging and Society is indexed by SocINDEX (EBSCO), SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO), Sociology Source International (EBSCO), and The Australian Research Council (ERA). The collection offers both personal and institutional subscriptions and is published electronically and in print. For more information, please visit www.agingandsociety.com/journal.

About Common Ground Research Networks:

The International Journal of Aging and Society is among the 77 scholarly journals published by Common Ground Research Networks. Common Ground, which was founded in 1984, seeks to take the pivotal ideas and challenges at play within established disciplines and create spaces for interaction that cut horizontally across legacy knowledge structures. As a result, in addition to providing a space for publication within its catalog of journals and their associated book imprints, Common Ground encourages researchers and practitioners to meet at the annual academic conferences that it organizes around the world and then connect and share their work virtually using Scholar, Common Ground’s innovative social knowledge software. For more information, please visit www.cgnetworks.org.

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