About the Journal

Founded in 2013, PAJAR is the interdisciplinary scientific journal of the Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology at PUCRS. Its objective is to publish unpublished works that deal with the theme of aging. In ten years of uninterrupted operation, it has accounted for approximately 130 articles. As of 2020, it started to accept only original articles in Portuguese, Spanish and English and adopted continuous flow publication, allowing more agility in the publication of scientific contributions. In 2022, it started to use social networks for greater dissemination and communication of scientific content (https://linktr.ee/revistapajar).

Human aging, longevity and health care.

Submitted texts are first formally evaluated by the editorial team, who may request corrections and additions. Texts that do not fall within the scope of the Journal, that do not meet the mandatory requirements or that are not adequate within the established deadline, will be archived.

Once the submission is admissible, two opinions are requested from specialists on the subject, which will be used by the editors, with the latter making the final decision. The publication of articles is subject to compliance with its recommendations. The evaluation takes into account the originality of the treatment of the topic, the consistency and rigor of the approach, its contribution and its adequacy to the thematic line of the journal.

The review system is double-blind: the names of reviewers will remain confidential and the names of authors before reviewers will also be omitted.

Assessors are expected to be objective in their assessment. If there is any conflict of interest or difficulty in making a judgment without significant influence from outside factors, they should contact the editors. They are expected to indicate relevant literature if they are not accepted in the text.

Text and other information provided in the evaluation process must be treated confidentially and cannot be used for any other purpose.

Continuous flow of publication.

The journal offers open access to all its content, following the principle that free access to scientific research generates a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The authors are the original owners and will be responsible for the originality and authorship of their creation, and the editor will not be penalized, civilly or criminally, for any plagiarism or inappropriate content.

Unprecedented and originality

By submitting the manuscript, the authors guarantee that the work has not been previously published or is being reviewed by another journal.

Literal copies of previously published excerpts will not be accepted, except in exceptional cases, in the form of a citation. Illustrations and graphics from other sources must be credited or accompanied by permission from their copyright holders, if applicable.

Bug fixes and retractions

Authors must commit to the publisher, delivering the text in adequate and suitable language for publication. However, you must notify the editor if an error is identified in order to publish an erratum.


The text submitted for evaluation is a document and will be protected from any form of exploitation.

Registration data and legal deposit

Cataloging Form prepared by the Information Processing Sector of the PUCRS Central Library. The legal deposit is made at the National Library.

Item Shipping Fees and Item Processing Fees (APCs) policy

This journal does not charge publication fees.

Thematic coverage coded according to the CAPES classification, identifying first and second levels

  • Main Area: Interdisciplinary
  • Qualis: B2 (according to DOU Ordinance No. 145)
  • Period: 2017-2020