Author Affiliations: Drs Fontanarosa and Glass are Interim Coeditors of JAMA.
The Journal of the American Medical Association serves a variety of
interrelated constituencies, including physicians and other health care
professionals, authors and other biomedical researchers, peer
reviewers, medical students, advertisers, the public media, and,
ultimately, patients. Each year, THE JOURNAL
publishes results from our editorial and peer review audit to
provide information to help these groups and others gain understanding
of our publication processes, and also to publicly recognize and thank
our peer reviewer consultants.1 This year, we provide
additional information for 2 of the most important constituencies of
THE JOURNAL: authors and readers.
Fontanarosa PB, Glass RM. Thanking Reviewers, Acknowledging Authors, and Serving the Needs of Readers. JAMA. 1999;281(15):1434-1435. doi:10.1001/jama.281.15.1434