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August 2013

The Redesign of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery and the JAMA Network Journals: Not Just Another Pretty Face!

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(8):772. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3940

The redesign of the JAMA Network journals has been performed to create continuity and consistency to all the issues. The size, page dimensions, and article types are now all equivalent, providing not only a more modern appearance but also an improved ability to access articles of interest throughout the JAMA Network, both in print and online.

Our cover had been based on photographs submitted by our readership, a practice begun by the prior editor, Michael Johns, MD. We now have the table of contents upfront and evident for more efficient article recognition and location within the journal. The consistency of form across the JAMA Network journals includes article order, type, and domain names. The opinion submissions, both Editorials and Viewpoints, will introduce each issue. The shorter opinion pieces will continue to be associated with the appropriate article, and all research articles will now be designated as Original Investigations. Because abstracts stimulate further interest of the reader to peruse the entire article, a summary of individual articles is now provided in the new In This Issue feature, appearing at the beginning of every issue. The education section follows as before.