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This was a truly exciting year for JAMA Surgery, as the journal experienced several notable accomplishments. First, as evidence of the high-quality scientific publications in JAMA Surgery, the impact factor rose from 8.5 to 10.7. This remarkable achievement reflects the hard work of our authors, peer reviewers,1 and editorial team. The impact factor of 10.7 positions JAMA Surgery as the number 1 ranked surgery journal in the world, a tremendous accomplishment. More importantly, JAMA Surgery is the first surgical journal to achieve a double-digit impact factor—a true accomplishment for the entire field of surgery.
In 2019, the acceptance rate was 15.6% for all article types, 5.5% for Original Investigations, and 14.4% for Research Letters. The journal’s most popular articles by views and downloads, news and social media coverage, and citations are listed in the Table.2-8
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Kibbe MR. JAMA Surgery—The Year in Review, 2019. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(5):377–378. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0148
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