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About JAMA Cardiology

Mission. JAMA Cardiology publishes exceptional original research, state-of-the-art reviews, and informative opinions that advance the science and practice of cardiology, enhance cardiovascular health, and inform health care policy. JAMA Cardiology is the definitive journal for clinical investigators, clinicians, and trainees in cardiovascular medicine worldwide.

JAMA Cardiology will focus on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including epidemiology and prevention, diagnostic testing, interventional and pharmacologic therapeutics, translational research, health care policy and outcomes, and global health.

Editorial Team. Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS, the Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the inaugural editor in chief of JAMA Cardiology. For a complete listing of the journal’s Editors and Editorial Board, see link to Editors and Publishers below.

Journal Publication and Editorial Information. JAMA Cardiology is an international peer-reviewed journal that is published online each Wednesday and in a print/online issue every month. Time to initial editorial decision is within 8 days without review and 35 days with review. All articles are published Online First within 71 days of acceptance. All research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication. All articles are made free access on The JAMA Network Reader on the day of publication. JAMA Cardiology also has an open access option for authors of eligible manuscripts. See Instructions for Authors for details. In addition, the journal is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

JAMA Cardiology
ISSN 2380-6583 (Print)
ISSN 2380-6591 (Online)

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Why Publish in JAMA Cardiology?

Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, The JAMA Network provides JAMA Cardiology 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.

Impact and Reach

  • JAMA Cardiology reaches more than 21,000 cardiologists each week
  • Over half a million annual visits to the JAMA Cardiology website; over 1 million article views and downloads in the journal’s first year
  • Extensive press coverage, with 4,972 media mentions in 2016 in outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, NPR, Reuters, and Los Angeles Times
  • Top Altmetric scores among cardiology journals—in its first year JAMA Cardiology has 14% (7) of the top 50 articles with Altmetric scores (measure of news and social media coverage)
  • Number of citations, Altmetric score, page views, and PDF downloads tracked for your published article
  • Broad reach through related commentary, author audio interviews, email alerts, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media
  • International authors: 41% of submissions come from outside the United States
  • Free public access via the JAMA Network Reader, an app that integrates content across the entire JAMA Network of journals and is accessible from any device
  • Open access for eligible research articles

Prompt Decisions & Rapid Publication Timelines

  • Highly selective peer review and editorial evaluation, with 21% overall acceptance rate; 13% for research articles
  • Time to first decision: 8 days without external peer review; 35 days with review
  • Fast publication: Complete editing, formatting, and publication within 71 days of acceptance
  • Expedited review and publication for important clinical trials and research
  • Online First publication of all articles

Author Service

JAMA Cardiology offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.

  • User-friendly manuscript submission system and process
  • Prompt, expert review and consideration from our experienced editors
  • Highest standards followed to improve your accepted manuscript's accuracy, reliability, and readability
  • CME credit available for lead authors who publish in JAMA Cardiology
  • Opportunity for your work to be augmented with video, audio, and professional graphics and illustrations
  • Free public access: All articles are freely available on the day of publication on The JAMA Network Reader; research articles are free 12 months after publication on the journal's website
  • Open access: Authors of eligible research articles may elect to pay for immediate open access on the day of publication
  • Direct deposit to PubMed Central: All research articles deposited directly in PubMed Central (PMC) for authors
  • Online extras: ability to post supplemental content online and download your article’s tables and figures as PowerPoint slides
  • The JAMA Network advantage: Authors of papers not accepted by JAMA may have their papers automatically referred to JAMA Cardiology
  • Dedicated media team to promote your article to the news media and on social media

For more information, see JAMA Cardiology Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamacardio.com.

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Updated June 2017