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About JAMA Cardiology

JAMA Cardiology is an international peer-reviewed journal and the definitive journal for clinical investigators, clinicians, and trainees in cardiovascular medicine worldwide. JAMA Cardiology is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.

Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Cardiology is published online weekly, every Wednesday, and in 12 print/online issues a year. The journal receives over 2.5 million online visits annually and more than 3.9 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the website. In addition, the online version is freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

Editorial Information. The journal's acceptance rate is 10%. The median time to first decision is 6 days, and 47 days with review. The journal's Impact Factor is 30.17, one of the highest ranking among cardiology journals. All articles are published online first. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.

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 Editors and Publishers.

Mission Statement. JAMA Cardiology is positioned at the nexus of clinical investigation, actionable clinical science, and clinical practice, with emphasis on traditional cardiovascular medicine, evolving cardiovascular science, and evidence-based health policy. Health equity, especially when supported by original science, is a leading editorial priority.

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 JAMA Network specialty journals as well as prompt decisions and rapid publication and author-focused services.

Impact and Reach

  • Impact Factor of 30.17,  one of the highest ranking among cardiology journals
  • Over 2.5 million annual visits to the JAMA Cardiology website; more than 4 million article views and downloads
  • International authors: 62% of submissions come from outside the United States
  • Extensive press coverage, with over 8,900 media mentions in 2021 and 2022 in outlets such as The Washington Post, CNN, Forbes, and Reuters
  • Top Altmetric scoresJAMA Cardiology published 8 of the top 50 articles among cardiology journals
  • Number of citations, Altmetric score, page views, and PDF downloads tracked for your published article
  • Broad reach through related commentary, author audio interviews, podcasts, email alerts, social media, multimedia, and more than 93,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook

Prompt Decisions and Rapid Publication Timelines

  • Highly selective peer review and editorial evaluation, with 10% acceptance rate for all submissions
  • Median time to first decision: 6 days without external peer review; 48 days with review
  • Online First publication of all articles
  • Coordination with meeting presentation: Opportunity to publish new research simultaneously with your presentation

Author Service

  • 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 expert illustration, interactive features, video, audio, and visual abstract
  • Free public access: All 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 Cardiology may have the option to have their papers and reviewers' comments referred to one of the JAMA Network specialty journals and/or JAMA Network Open
  • Dedicated media team to promote your article to the news media and on social media

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 Cardiology Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamacardio.com.

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Updated August 2022