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American Medical Association

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JAMA & Archives Journals includes JAMA and the specialty Archives Journals, published by the American Medical Association. 

JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association
ISSN Print: 0098-7484
ISSN Online: 1538-3598

JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. The online version is made freely available to institutions in developing countriesJAMA’s 2011 impact factor is 30 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). JAMA’s acceptance rate is approximately 9% of the nearly 6600 solicited and unsolicited manuscripts it receives annually. In 2012, the median time from submission to acceptance for all articles was 31 days and, for Online First articles, 17 days. The median time from acceptance to publication was 35 days for all articles and 18 days for articles published Online First (for additional information, see the JAMA editorial). JAMA is a member of the African Journal Partnership Project and is partnered with the Malawi Medical Journal. The Editor-in-Chief of JAMA is Howard Bauchner, MD.

JAMA Dermatology 
ISSN Print: 2168-6068
ISSN Online: 2168-6084

JAMA Dermatology (formerly the Archives of Dermatology) has been in continuous publication since October 1882. It began publication by the American Medical Association in 1920 as Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology; in 1955, it continued publication as Archives of Dermatology. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times a year; the online version is published on the third Wednesday of the month. A Middle Eastern and an Indian edition are published bimonthly. The journal publishes material that helps in the development and testing of the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment in medical and surgical dermatology, pediatric and geriatric dermatology, and oncologic and aesthetic dermatologic surgery. Annually, the journal publishes theme issues on topics selected by the editors of The JAMA Network as being of importance to the health of the nation, such as comparative effectiveness research (2012), infectious disease and immunology (2011), and cancer of the skin (2010). The acceptance rate is 21%, with an average of 155 days from acceptance to publication, 69 days for articles published online first. Its 2011 impact factor is 3.89 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is June K. Robinson, MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois and the associate editor is Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky.

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery 
ISSN Print: 2168-6076
ISSN Online: 2168-6092

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (formerly Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery) is an international peer-reviewed journal published 6 times a year. The online version is published on the third Thursday of odd-numbered months, with new online content posted every Thursday. It focuses on advances in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to improve patients’ quality of life, and encourages a deeper understanding of the basic sciences related to facial development and wound healing. The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as facial rejuvenation, biotechnology, rhinoplasty, and vascular birthmarks. The acceptance rate is 33%, with 170 days from acceptance to publication; 53 days for articles published online first. Its 2011 impact factor is 1.65 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.

JAMA Psychiatry 
ISSN Print: 2168-622X
ISSN Online: 2168-6238

The Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry began publication in 1919 and, in 1959, became 2 separate journals: Archives of Neurology and Archives of General Psychiatry. In 2013, their names changed to JAMA Neurology and JAMA Psychiatry, respectivelyJAMA Psychiatry is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times a year. The online version is published on the first Wednesday of the month, with new online content posted every Wednesday. The editor is interested in publishing high-impact articles that cover the field broadly, from genetic mechanisms to psychotherapeutic intervention trials. The acceptance rate is 13%. The average time from acceptance to publication is 4.8 months. Its 2011 impact factor is 12.01 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

JAMA Internal Medicine
ISSN Print: 2168-6106
ISSN Online: 2168-6114

JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly the Archives of Internal Medicine) is an international peer-reviewed journal providing innovative and clinically relevant research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialities. 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 receives regular attention from major media, including New York TimesWall Street Journal, Reuters Health, and US News and World Report, as well as social media outlets around the world. 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. And in 2011, the impact factor—or literature citation index—was 11.46.

The journal is published 22 times per year, on the second and fourth Monday of each month (except August and December), with new content posted every Monday, and reaches over 60,000 physicians in 58 countries. A Middle Eastern edition is published bimonthly. We receive more than 2,500 submissions per year, of which we accept approximately 13%. Manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review and careful statistical assessment within 2 to 3 weeks of submission; the interval between acceptance and publication ranges from 72 days for articles published Online First to 167 days for articles published simultaneously in print and online.

JAMA Neurology 
ISSN Print: 2168-6149
ISSN Online: 2168-6157

The Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry began publication in 1919 and, in 1959, became 2 separate journals: Archives of Neurology and Archives of General Psychiatry. In 2013 their names changed to JAMA Neurology and JAMA Psychiatry, respectively. JAMA Neurology is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times a year; the online version is published on the second Monday of the month, with new content posted every Monday. A Middle Eastern edition is published bimonthly. The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, neoplasms, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, Alzheimer disease, neurotherapeutics, genetics, sleep disorders, headache syndromes, emergency neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, neurogenerative diseases, ethical issues, and neurobiotechnology. The acceptance rate is 16%. The average time from submission to acceptance is 48 days; from acceptance to publication is 6 months. Its 2011 impact factor is 7.58 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, Zale Distinguished Chair and Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.

JAMA Ophthalmology
ISSN Print: 2168-6165
ISSN Online: 2168-6173

JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly Archives of Ophthalmology), published continuously since 1869, is an international peer-reviewed ophthalmology and visual science journal published 12 times per year. The online version is published on the second Thursday of the month, with new online content published every Thursday. JAMA Ophthalmology‘s 2011 impact factor is 3.71 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). JAMA Ophthalmology‘s acceptance rate is 29% of the more than 800 unsolicited submitted manuscripts it receives annually. The editor of JAMA Ophthalmologyis Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS.

JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
ISSN Print: 2168-6181
ISSN Online: 2168-619X

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery (formerly Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery), first published as Archives of Otolaryngology beginning in 1925, changing its name to Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery in 1986, and changing again to its present title in 2013, is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 12 times per year. The online version is published on the third Thursday of the month. A Middle Eastern edition is published bimonthly. JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery‘s acceptance rate is 25%, with 138 days from acceptance to publication; 66 days for articles published Online First. The editor of JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery is Paul A. Levine, MD, Robert W. Cantrell Professor and Chairman, Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, and President, University Physicians Group, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville.

JAMA Pediatrics
ISSN Print: 2168-6203
ISSN Online: 2168-6211

JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, and before that, American Journal of Diseases of Children), is the oldest continuously published pediatric journal in the country, dating back to 1911. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times per year; the online version is published on the first Monday of the month, with new online content published every Monday. A Middle Eastern edition of JAMA Pediatrics is published bimonthly. The acceptance rate is 23%. The average time from acceptance to publication is 6.1 months. Its 2011 impact factor is 4.14 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor of JAMA Pediatrics is Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, the Seattle Children’s Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Seattle.

JAMA Surgery 
ISSN Print: 2168-6254
ISSN Online: 2168-6262

JAMA Surgery (formerly Archives of Surgery) began publication in 1920. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times a year; the online version is published on the third Wednesday of the month. A Middle Eastern edition of JAMA Surgery is published bimonthly. JAMA Surgery is the official publication of the New England Surgical Society, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and the Association of VA Surgeons. The editor envisions the journal as a sounding board and forum for all the changes that are occurring in surgery today, including training paradigms, the 80-hour work week, women and minorities in surgery, malpractice concerns, and universal access to health care. The acceptance rate is 27%. The average time from acceptance to publication is 9 months. Its 2011 impact factor is 4.42 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, the William Stewart Halsted Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland.

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