Research on Ageing and Social Policy


Research on Ageing and Social Policy (RASP) is an open access biannual Journal that publishes research outcomes with significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of the social policies related to ageing and the life course. RASP collects research outcomes from different disciplines and methodological approaches. In this line, different works will be welcome, related to: life course and ageing policies; employment and retirement; dependence and care; age, gender and class relations; etc. RASP pretends to be an international space for discussion and critique through the presentation of theoretical and empirical evidences that could favour equity and the advancement of our societies.

Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and reviewing by two anonymous referees.

Abstracted/indexed in: Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) (Emerging Sources Citation Index), Base de Datos ISOC, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Dulcinea, ERIH-PLUS, JournalTOCs, Latindex (Directorio and Catálogo), REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Cientí­fico), SHERPA/RoMEO, Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest), Summon (ProQuest).

Licence: Until October 5th 2013, Hipatia Press scientific journals were published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivative License(CC BY NC ND). Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Social Security, Ageing and Inequalities

A Special Issue of the journal RASP. Research in Ageing and Social Policy, published by Hipatia Press will be devoted to the publication of selected papers addressing issues of  Retirement, Pensions, Ageing and Inequalities (labour, economic, social and gender) and with the collaboration of Professor Luis Recuenco, as Guest Editor for this Special Issue.

All researchers interested in contributing to this Special Issue are invited to send their manuscripts through the Open Journal System platform of the RASP journal, specifying that they are meant as a contribution to Special Issue on Social Security, Ageing and Inequalities. Please follow the Author Guidelines to be found online (, when submitting your manuscript.

Reception of manuscript proposals 31st of August 2017 (extended deadline). 

Vol 5, No 2

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Isabella Paoletti, Alda Gonçalves
Cristina Guirao Mirón
Cristina Díaz-Prieto, Jesús Nicasio García-Sánchez
Carme Garcia Yeste, Maria Padrós Cuxart, Eduard Mondéjar Torra, Beatriz Villarejo Carballido


Xabier Ansorena

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Maria del Mar Ramis Salas