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 290,000 recipients of the print journal, more than 1.6 million recipients of electronic tables of contents and alerts, and over 38 million annual visits to the journal's website. JAMA's reach includes a growing social media presence (more than 982,000 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 10% of the more than 11,000 annual submissions and 4% of the more than 6,000 research papers received. The median time for an initial editorial decision for submitted manuscripts is 4 days; the median time from submission to acceptance for all articles is 34 days, and 18 days from acceptance to online publication (for additional information, see the JAMA Editorial). JAMA's Impact Factor is 157.3. 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 Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. 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 August 2022
JAMA Network attends a variety of medical conferences across specialties throughout the world.