Author Affiliations: Dr DeAngelis is Editor-in-Chief, JAMA, and Dr Musacchio is Senior Vice President of Publishing and Business Services, American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.
The key objective of JAMA is to promote the science and art of medicine
and the betterment of the public health.1 To
accomplish this takes an enormous effort and substantial resources from a
number of individuals and groups. First, the editors and staff of THE JOURNAL
must provide a collegial, constructive, and efficient atmosphere and outlook
that is conducive to authors submitting their best manuscripts. Second, the
best peer reviewers from all areas of medicine, health care, and biological
science must be willing to provide rigorous review and consultation about
the relative quality, importance, and accuracy of manuscripts. Third, our
editorial and publishing staffs must ensure that the final manuscript can
be read and understood by a wide variety of readers. Fourth, THE JOURNAL must
be reasonably accessible to clinicians, researchers, other health care professionals,
and the general public.
DeAngelis CD, Musacchio RA. Access to JAMA. JAMA. 2004;291(3):370-371. doi:10.1001/jama.291.3.370