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Focus and Scope

JLTC is an international open-access resource to promote the use of the latest high-quality research evidence to support improving long-term care policy and practice. While societies face many challenges to long-term care, such as changing demographics, there has been no journal focused specifically on providing an evidence base to support them in addressing these. Work has been scattered across many journals and disciples. JLTC aims to fill this gap by providing an international focus for long-term care.

The editorial board welcomes submissions of high quality, original articles relating to all aspects of long-term care for adults. We welcome papers from across and crossing disciplines, including (and not limited to) economics, social work, psychology, history, sociology and social policy.  International comparative work is also welcome. This scope includes empirical papers and theoretical discussions relevant to policy and practice, and methodological papers about improving methods in social care research.

We also welcome perspectives papers offering discussion of important issues for long-term care and commentaries on important areas of policy. 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Each article sets out the date of submission and acceptance.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

All content published with LSE Press is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for online tracking and referencing.

We register our journals and books with as many suitable indexers as possible and can provide advice to editors on how to improve the chances of application to high impact index services. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

We assist our editors with getting their journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and can provide advice on getting indexed in databases such as Scopus or Web of Science.

LSE Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all LSE Press content is also made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.

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