Longevity & Healthspan will cease to be published by BioMed Central as of 31 December 2014. BioMed Central will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Longevity & Healthspan during its time with BioMed Central will remain fully searchable via the BioMed Central website.


Longevity & Healthspan is an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles on all aspects of aging biology in the context of healthy aging or age-related disease. More specifically, the journal emphasizes advancing understanding of how age-related changes in structure and function become risk factors for or accompany age-related diseases or conditions, and the biology underlying healthy aging and longevity.


  • James L Kirkland, Mayo Clinic
  • Gordon J Lithgow, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Janet M Lord, University of Birmingham


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Expedited peer review policy

Longevity & Healthspan recognises that scientifically sound, high quality manuscripts are often turned away from broad-scope "high-impact" journals based on the issue of "general interest." As a specialist journal, Longevity & Healthspan will consider rapid peer review of such manuscripts if they are submitted together with the original peer reviewer reports, letter of rejection, and a brief rebuttal.


James Kirkland

James Kirkland
James Kirkland is Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Noaber Foundation Professor of Aging Research, and Director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his MD from the University of Toronto, before undertaking a residency in internal medicine at Toronto General Hospital. He went on to obtain an MSc in Geriatric Medicine from the University of Manchester, UK, before returning to the University of Toronto to study for a PhD at the Institute of Medical Science.

Gordon Lithgow

Janet Lord
Gordon Lithgow is Principal Investigator and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Geroscience at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California. He received his PhD in Genetics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, before undertaking postdoctoral training at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder. Returning to the UK, he became Senior Lecturer in Molecular Gerontology at the University of Manchester, before moving to the Buck Institute in 2001.

Janet Lord

Janet Lord
Janet Lord is Professor of Immune Cell Biology and Director of the Centres for Healthy Ageing Research and Translational Inflammation Research at the University of Birmingham, UK. She gained her PhD from the University of Aston, where she investigated the link between obesity, diabetes, and ageing, later going on to look at signalling pathways involved in the regulation of insulin secretion at Oxford University, and uncovering the key role of protein kinase C in this process. Returning to the University of Birmingham, she was awarded a Royal Society University Fellowship in 1989, and set up her own laboratory investigating cell signalling in immune cells and its dysregulation in disease.
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