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March 25, 2020

JAMA Surgery—The Year in Review, 2019

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 3Editor, JAMA Surgery
JAMA Surg. 2020;155(5):377-378. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0148

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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