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About JAMA Internal Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine is an international peer-reviewed journal providing innovative and clinically relevant research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties. We strive to publish articles that are stimulating to read, educate and inform readers with the most up-to-date research, and lead to positive change in our health care systems and the way we deliver patient care. JAMA Internal Medicine is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications. Articles published in JAMA Internal Medicine have led to actions by the FDA and congressional hearings on matters of patient safety that have put into place better measures to protect the public.

The journal has a series, called "Less Is More®," that highlights situations in which the overuse of medical care may result in harm and in which less care is likely to result in better health. Manuscripts are designated as "Less Is More" by the editors if the subject highlights the value of improved patient-centered outcomes associated with lesser intensity or quantity of interventions.

Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Internal Medicine is published online weekly, every Monday, and in 12 print/online issues a year. The journal receives over 9.5 million online visits annually and more than 13 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 1 day, and 25 days with review. The journal's Impact Factor is 44.46, ranking high among internal medicine 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. Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, is the editor in chief. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors and Editorial Board, see Editors and Publishers.

Mission Statement: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of human health by publishing manuscripts of interest and relevance to internists practicing as generalists or as medical subspecialists.

JAMA Internal Medicine
ISSN 2168-6106 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6114 (Online)

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Why Publish in JAMA Internal Medicine?

JAMA Internal Medicine publishes innovative, clinically relevant research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties.

Impact and Reach

  • Impact Factor of 44.46, ranking high among internal medicine journals
  • Over 9.5 million annual visits to the JAMA Internal Medicine website; more than 13 million article views and downloads
  • International authors: 48% of submissions come from outside the United States
  • Extensive press coverage, with over 26,000 media mentions in 2022 in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Reuters, and Forbes
  • Top Altmetric scoresJAMA Internal Medicine published 25 of the top 50 articles among internal medicine journals, including the No. 1 article
  • 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, multimedia, and more than 221,000 social media followers (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)

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: 1 day without external peer review; 25 days with review
  • Expedited peer review and online publication for select clinical trials, other major studies, or reports with urgent public health importance
  • 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 Internal Medicine
  • Opportunity for your work to be augmented with expert illustration, interactive features, video, audio, and visual abstract
  • Display of content on fast, device-responsive website
  • Citations, views, and Altmetric score displayed with every article
  • Free public access: All research articles are freely available 12 months after publication on the journal's website
  • Open access: Authors of research articles may elect to pay for immediate open access on the day of publication
  • Deposit to PubMed Central: The journal deposits all published research articles into PubMed Central (PMC) for authors
  • Authors may post accepted research manuscripts in public repositories on or after publication provided that they link to the published article on the journal website
  • 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 Internal Medicine may have the option to have their papers and reviewers' comments automatically 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

Commitment to Equity

For more information, see JAMA Internal Medicine Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamainternalmed.com.

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Updated January 2023