Author Affiliation: Ms Williams is Director, Department of Editing Systems and Administration, JAMA.
We thank the 3483 peer
reviewers who completed JAMA manuscript reviews in 2001 and
whose names appear on pages 901-914. In 2001, it took an average of 40
calendar days from manuscript receipt to rejection; 115 days from
receipt to acceptance; and 162 days from receipt to publication. A
mean of 23 days was required for peer review.
Fifty-six percent of the 4189 manuscripts we received were
sent for external peer review. Forty-two percent of manuscripts were
rejected without external review. Two percent of accepted manuscripts
(mostly invited editorials and cover stories) did not have external
review. The total acceptance rate for manuscripts in 2001 was 12%, and
the acceptance rate for unsolicited manuscripts was 8%.
Williams ES. The JAMA Peer Review Report for 2001. JAMA. 2002;287(7):901-914. doi:10.1001/jama.287.7.901