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Major medical journals interact with and serve numerous constituencies, although none are more important than authors, peer reviewers, and readers and listeners. A journal is only as good as the entirety of its content, as determined by the importance and caliber of the manuscripts that authors submit; its scientific rigor, as determined by the quality control and improvement that thoughtful peer reviewers and the editorial process provide; and its influence, as determined by the application and translation of published articles by readers to clinical care, future research, or policy making.
Bauchner H, Fontanarosa PB, Golub RM. To JAMA Authors, Peer Reviewers, and Readers—Thank You. JAMA. 2015;313(7):675-676. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0825