JAMA Health Forum is an international, peer-reviewed, online, open access journal that addresses health policy and strategies affecting medicine, health, and health care. JAMA Health Forum is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.
Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Health Forum is published online weekly, every Friday, with timely news and commentary published throughout the week. JAMA Health Forum received 1.6 million article views and downloads last year. All research articles that are accepted for publication require a payment of an article processing charge (APC) of $5000. From April 1 through December 31, 2021, JAMA Health Forum will offer an introductory discount on the APC; the fee will be $2500. Additional waivers and discounts on open access article processing charges are available for eligible authors from Hinari Core Offer countries. Additional information about the journal's open access options is available here.
Editorial Information. The median time to first decision is 2 days and 26 days with review. JAMA Health Forum follows the same peer review, editorial, and publishing standards of JAMA and the JAMA Network journals. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. The founding Editor in Chief is John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP. Dr Ayanian is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Professor of Public Policy, and a practicing general internist. The Deputy Editor is Melinda B. Buntin, PhD. Dr Buntin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy, and the Mike Curb Chair for Health Policy at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors, JAMA Forum Contributors, and Editorial Board, see Editors & Publishers.
Mission Statement. JAMA Health Forum is an international, peer-reviewed, online, open access journal that addresses health policy and strategies affecting medicine, health, and health care. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reports, and opinion about national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, access, quality, safety, equity, and reform. Health policy leaders contribute timely and insightful commentary via the JAMA Forum, and news briefs cover major reports released by government agencies, foundations, health policy think tanks, and other policy-focused organizations. JAMA Health Forum is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications. The journal also presents curated health policy content from across the JAMA Network, including JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and other JAMA Network journals.
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Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, JAMA Health Forum provides 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.
JAMA Health Forum offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.
JAMA Health Forum will publish research on all aspects of health policy and strategies affecting medicine, health, and health care, including the following:
JAMA Network journals welcome manuscript submissions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. For example, see the Health Disparities Topic Collection and the list of articles on race, racism, and racial/ethnic disparities/inequities published during the last 5 years here.
For more information, see JAMA Health Forum's Mission and Objectives and Instructions for Authors.
Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamahealthforum.com.
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