JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal. JAMA is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.
Journal Reach. JAMA is the most widely circulated general medical journal in the world, with more than 293,000 recipients of the print journal, more than 1.8 million recipients of electronic tables of contents and alerts, and over 52 million annual visits to the journal's website. JAMA's reach includes a growing social media presence (more than 946,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook) and vast international news media exposure.
Frequency of Publication and Access. JAMA is published 48 times per year in print/online issues, and new articles are published every weekday online. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 6 months after publication on the JAMA website. In addition, the online version is freely available or nearly so to institutions in low- and middle-income countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.
Editorial Information. JAMA's acceptance rate is 5% of the more than 15,000 major manuscripts it receives annually and 2% of the more than 11,000 research papers received. In 2020, the median time for an initial editorial decision for submitted manuscripts was 2 days; the median time from submission to acceptance for all articles was 18 days, and 14 days from acceptance to online publication (for additional information, see the JAMA Editorial). JAMA's Impact Factor is 45.5. For more information on the types of articles published and editorial policies, see the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. The Editor in Chief of JAMA is Howard Bauchner, MD, and Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA, is the Executive Editor. See the Editors & Publishers for additional information on the journal's Editors and Editorial Board.
JAMA is a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, cosponsors the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, and is a member of the African Journal Partnership Project and is partnered with the Malawi Medical Journal.
To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health
ISSN 0098-7484 (Print)
ISSN 1538-3598 (Online)
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Published since 1883, JAMA offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach from manuscript submission through publication. JAMA reaches physicians, other health professionals, researchers, policy makers, librarians, journalists, and others interested in medicine and public health throughout the world. JAMA provides the following:
JAMA offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.
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's Mission and Objectives and Instructions for Authors.
Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jama.com.
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Updated April 2021
JAMA Network attends a variety of medical conferences across specialties throughout the world.
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