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About JAMA Cardiology

Mission. JAMA Cardiology publishes exceptional original research, state-of-the-art reviews, and informative opinions that advance the science and practice of cardiology, enhance cardiovascular health, and inform health care policy. JAMA Cardiology is the definitive journal for clinical investigators, clinicians, and trainees in cardiovascular medicine worldwide.

JAMA Cardiology will focus on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including epidemiology and prevention, diagnostic testing, interventional and pharmacologic therapeutics, translational research, health care policy and outcomes, and global health.

Editorial Team. Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS, the Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the inaugural editor in chief of JAMA Cardiology. For a complete listing of the journal’s Editors and Editorial Board, see link to Editors and Publishers below.

Journal Publication and Editorial Information. JAMA Cardiology is an international peer-reviewed journal that is published online each Wednesday and in a print/online issue every month. Time to initial editorial decision is within 5 days without review and 34 days with review. All articles are published Online First within 2 months of acceptance. All research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication. All articles are made free access on The JAMA Network Reader on the day of publication. JAMA Cardiology also has an open access option for authors of eligible manuscripts. See Instructions for Authors for details. In addition, the journal is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

JAMA Cardiology
ISSN 2380-6583 (Print)
ISSN 2380-6591 (Online)

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Why Publish in JAMA Cardiology?

JAMA Cardiology is a new member of The JAMA Network family of journals. Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, The JAMA Network provides JAMA Cardiology authors the impact and reach of JAMA and the JAMA Network specialty journals as well as prompt decisions and rapid publication and author-focused services.

Impact and Reach

  • 33 million annual online visits to The JAMA Network
  • 50 million annual article views and downloads from The JAMA Network
  • 125,000 registered users of The JAMA Network Reader, a web app that integrates content across the entire JAMA Network of journals and is accessible from any device
  • 18,000 cardiologists receive the online journal
  • Broad reach through email alerts, author audio interviews, and posts on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media
  • Open access for eligible research articles

Prompt, Rigorous Review by our Experienced Editors

  • Prompt, rigorous review by our experienced editors
  • Time to first decision: within 5 days, 34 days with review
  • Online First: all major articles will be published quickly Online First
  • Fast publication: complete editing, formatting, and publication within 2 months of acceptance

Author Focus

JAMA Cardiology offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.

  • Highest standards followed to improve your accepted manuscript’s accuracy, reliability, and readability for both print and online publication
  • No author fees for manuscript submission, editing, or production
  • Free access: All research articles are freely available on the day of publication on The JAMA Network Reader and 12 months after publication on the journal's website
  • Open access: Authors of eligible research articles may elect to pay for immediate open access on the day of publication
  • Opportunity for your work to be augmented with video, audio, and professional graphics and illustration
  • CME credit available for lead authors who publish in JAMA Cardiology
  • Online extras: ability to post supplemental content online and download your article’s tables and figures as PowerPoint slides
  • The JAMA Network advantage: Authors of papers not accepted by JAMA may have their papers automatically referred to JAMA Cardiology

For more information, see JAMA Cardiology Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at http://manuscripts.jamacardio.com.

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Updated October 2016