Digestive Functions in Aging

Over a lifetime, changes occur to many organ systems. Elderly individuals seek medical care for gastrointestinal-related complaints more often than any other age group. The gastrointestinal tract undergoes many changes with aging, including alterations to microbiota, epithelial functions, mucosal immunity, and secretory, absorptive, and neural functions. Age-associated changes in gastrointestinal functions also affect metabolic states, food intake, and disease processes. Consideration of aging-related physiological principles in the gastrointestinal tract is key for better health and longer life and is of great interest for the readers of the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

All manuscripts should be submitted online via eJournalPress. During the online submission process, under the “Keywords & Special Sections” tab, please use the “Category” drop-down menu and select “Call for Papers: Digestive Functions in Aging”.

Manuscripts will undergo normal peer review as they are received. Accepted manuscripts will be published online as they are accepted. Articles published from this Call for Papers will be highlighted at the time of publication. The collection may also include specially commissioned research articles related to the topic.

Manuscripts can be submitted anytime, but to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, manuscripts must be submitted by October 1, 2018.