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Culture for and with older people

Culture and Aging. Understanding changes in social participation and cultural activities dedicated to older people

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Published on Thursday, May 04, 2023


Older people are becoming increasingly active,involved in social participation and culturalactivities, alongside with their increasedpresence in public discourse and media.Moreover, social perceptions of old age isshifting and adapting to new ways of living andsocial dynamics. This special issue of Culture. Society. Economy. Politics is focused on Culture and Aging and adresses the challenges and efforts made toward a better understanding of older persons and the way in which organizations, brands, policy makers, etc. are changing frameworks and means of interaction as to include this growing part of our society. 


Guest editors

  • Alina Duduciuc,
  • Loredana Ivan,
  • Monica Bîră


Older people are becoming increasingly active, involved in social participation and cultural activities, alongside with their growing presence in public discourse and media. Moreover, social perceptions of old age is shifting and adapting to new ways of living andsocial dynamics.

With aging population being more active, opportunities as well as challenges for cultural organizations and productions are amplified. Therefore, understanding older audiences, their needs and preferences is critical especially considering the persistence of negative sterotypes in relation to this population segment.

We welcome proposals advancingempirical or theoretical aproaches onthe follwing topics:

  • Image of older people in literature, arts and cultural products
  • Cultural participation and profiling audiences
  • Audience development for culturalor ganizations
  • Designing cultural programs for and with older audiences
  • Volunteering for culture
  • Cultural & creative senior travel
  • Aging and cultural diversity

Additional themes, critically exploring the complex relationship between culture and aging, are also encouraged.

Submission guidelines 

Submission and inquires by e-mail: culture-sep@facultateademanagement.ro

Submission deadline: May 15, 2023

The  journal accepts both research and non-researchpapers, which fit its scope and aims.

  • Manuscript length: 6,000-10,000 words.
  • Citation system: APA, use of footnotes is discouraged.
  • Abstract: About 250-300 words. Keywords: 4 to 7 

Research papers

  • Proofreading

The submitting author is responsiblefor preparing the manuscript in a clearly written style,in scholarly English, with no errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation. The editorial office provides proofreading, but if too many errors are present the paper would be returned.

  • Figures and tables

No graphic material should belarger than 10 x 15 cm. (4 x 6 inches). All figures and tables have to be numbered and referenced. Please do not attach figures and tables as pictures (jpeg formats) and use the facilities offered by the editing program.

  • Photos

For the submission procedure, they are included in the text and should be larger than 300 dpi. All photos have to be numbered, have a copyright ofthe case, and have a title.

Non-research papers

The aims of non-research papers are to presentoriginal ideas and perspectives in the field, to analyze good practices or significant cases. Discussions one merging and developing countries are encouraged.These contributions should also be soundly grounded on data and be rigorously argued. The recommended length is 3.000-5.000 words.

Editorial policies for authors

Culture-SEP publishes original contributions. Papers presented at international events, which have not been published or are not considered for publishing elsewhere, are also accepted for peer revision.

  • Principles. The journal observes the followingguidelines throughout the reviewing and publishingprocesses: academic grounding, fairness, andobjectivity, originality and innovation,acknowledgment, and disclosure.
  • Copyright. The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0International License.
  • Authorship. The author must complete and email the manuscript using the journal’s template, including an originality statement and copyright agreement, as well as an open-access license. If there are several authors, their coordinator or one of the authors designated by the others is in charge of submission and represents all the authors in relation to the editorial office. The responsibility related to the content of the paper, conflicts of interest, and others remains to the author(s).
  • Review. The papers follow a double peer-reviewprocess. The criteria considered for evaluation are originality, compliance with the scope and aims of the journal, the structure of the paper, abstract content, keywords’ relevance, literature review, references,research design, results and analysis, conclusions, applicative relevance/practical implications, and language & style.
  • Corrections. The reviewers might suggest certain revisions, additional work on paper. The author in contact with the editorial office has to send back the accordingly modified paper, with incorporated suggestions and providing a letter for reviewers documenting the interventions proceeded.


  • SNSPA, Faculty of Management - Bd Expozitiei, no. 30A
    Bucharest, Romania


  • Monday, May 15, 2023


  • older people, cultural participation, aging population, audience profiling


  • Loredana Ivan
    courriel : loredana [dot] ivan [at] comunicare [dot] ro

Information source

  • Monica Bira
    courriel : monica [dot] bira [at] comunicare [dot] ro


CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Culture for and with older people », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, May 04, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1b4i

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