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Books, Journals, New Media
November 3, 1999

Sleep: Sleep Medicine Reviews

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;282(17):1683-1684. doi:10.1001/jama.282.17.1683-JBK1103-4-1

Sleep Medicine Reviews seeks to publish, in the words of its editors, "authoritative, in-depth, state-of-the-art reviews, covering all aspects of sleep medicine." While primarily geared toward clinicians, this international journal also serves to benefit researchers and students in a growing field.

The four issues examined offered a fairly straightforward and consistent format: a guest editorial introducing the selected papers, four or five review articles on a topic, and a section that includes a listing of upcoming conferences and continuing education opportunities related to sleep medicine. The last issue of each volume includes subject and author indexes plus a list of peer reviewers. The crisp and clear layout incorporates illustrations, photographs, and tables that enhance the journal's content. The editors devote each issue to a particular topic. While topics may be suggested, the editors will not accept unsolicited articles or reviews. There are two editors-in-chief, one for the Americas and one for "Europe and the Rest of World," representing, as the first issue suggests, "both American and non-American contributions to sleep medicine." The editorial board, comprised of international experts, review submitted papers. Papers are published as either "State-of-the-Art" articles, which explore the selected topic in great depth, or "Emergent Issues" reviews, which are devoted to new clinical topics on which little previous research literature may be available.