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1999 Peer Reviewers
April 19, 2000

The JAMA 1999 Editorial Peer Review Report

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Ms Williams is Director of the Department of Editorial Systems and Administration, JAMA.

JAMA. 2000;283(15):2019-2033. doi:10.1001/jama.283.15.2019

We hereby thank the 3651 peer reviewers who completed JAMA manuscript reviews in 1999 and whose names appear on the following pages. In 1999, it took an average of 46 calendar days from manuscript receipt to rejection; 123 days from receipt to acceptance; and 183 days from receipt to publication. A mean of 21 days was required for peer review; each reviewer handled an average of 2 manuscripts. Fifty-eight percent of the 3978 manuscripts received were sent for external peer review, 38% of manuscripts were rejected without external review, and 4% of accepted manuscripts (mostly invited editorials and cover stories) did not have external review. The total acceptance rate for manuscripts in 1999 was 14%, and the acceptance rate for unsolicited manuscripts was 9%.