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About JAMA Network Open

JAMA Network Open is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, general medical journal that publishes research on clinical care, innovation in health care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines and countries for clinicians, investigators, and policy makers. JAMA Network Open is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.

Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Network Open is published online weekly, every Friday. All articles are published under an open access license and available immediately at publication. All research articles that are accepted for publication require a payment of an article processing charge (APC) of $3000. Waivers and discounts on open access article processing charges are available for eligible authors from Hinari Core Offer countries. Additional information about the journal's open access options is available here.

Editorial Information. JAMA Network Open will publish original research articles and invited commentary on more than 40 medical and health subject areas. See complete list below. JAMA Network Open's Impact Factor is 5.03. Information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal’s Instructions for Authors. JAMA Network Open follows the same peer review, editorial, and publishing standards of JAMA and the JAMA Network journals.

Editorial Team. The founding Editor in Chief of JAMA Network Open is Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH. Dr Rivara is the Seattle Children’s Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, and adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. The Deputy Editor of JAMA Network Open is Stephan D. Fihn, MD, MPH. Dr Fihn is a practicing general internist who is Professor in the departments of Medicine and of Health Services at the University of Washington. For a complete listing of the journal’s Editors, Statistical Reviewers, and Editorial Board, see Editors and Publishers.

Mission Statement. JAMA Network Open is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, general medical journal that publishes research and commentary on clinical care, innovation in health care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines and countries for clinicians, investigators, and policy makers. Our vision is to use new and emerging technologies to enhance communication of all content and make it freely available. Our mission is to improve health and health care for people around the globe. Consistent with the rigorous editorial, peer review, and publishing standards of the JAMA Network, our goal is for JAMA Network Open to be the leading open access general medical journal in the world.

JAMA Network Open
ISSN 2574-3805

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Why Publish in JAMA Network Open?

Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, JAMA Network Open provides authors the impact and reach of JAMA and the JAMA Network specialty journals as well as prompt decisions, rapid publication, author-focused services, and high-quality peer review and editing.

Impact and Reach

  • Impact Factor of 5.03, one of the highest among open access general medicine journals
  • More than 109 million annual online visits to the JAMA Network™
  • Over 6.5 million annual visits to jamanetworkopen.com; over 12 million article views and downloads
  • Open access for all articles
  • Indexing in PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports, and the Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Top Altmetric scores among open access general medical journals—JAMA Network Open published 37 of the top 50 articles among open access general medical journals, including the No. 1 article
  • Number of citations, Altmetric score, page views, PDF downloads, and online comments tracked for your published article
  • Extensive press coverage, with over 37,000 media mentions in 2020 in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, CBS News, and the BBC
  • Invited Commentaries published to augment and direct attention to research articles
  • Online Commenting available to continue review and discussion post-publication
  • International authors: 56% of submissions come from outside the US
  • Broad reach through related commentary, podcasts, email alerts, news releases, posts on Apple News, and more than 26,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook

Prompt Decisions and Rapid Publication Timelines

  • Highly selective peer review and editorial evaluation, with 17% acceptance rate for all submissions
  • Median time to first decision: 2 days without external peer review; 44 days with review
  • Median time from submission to acceptance: 85 days; 65 days from acceptance to publication

Author Service

JAMA Network Open offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.

  • 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 Network Open
  • High-quality peer review, manuscript editing, and graphics reproduction
  • Open access: Authors of research articles pay an article processing charge for immediate open access on the day of publication (waivers and discounts are available for authors from resource-poor countries)
  • Direct deposit to PubMed Central: All research articles deposited directly in PubMed Central (PMC) for authors
  • Online extras: Ability to post supplemental content with articles and download article tables and figures as PowerPoint slides
  • The JAMA Network advantage: Authors of papers not accepted by JAMA or another JAMA Network Journal may request to have their papers automatically referred to JAMA Network Open for consideration
  • Dedicated media team to promote your article to the news media and on social media

Topics of Interest

JAMA Network Open will publish research on all aspects of clinical care, innovations in health care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines, including the following:

  • Allergy
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental Health
  • Ethics
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Hematology
  • Imaging
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Journals and Publishing
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition, Obesity, and Exercise
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Surgery
  • Urology

For more information, see JAMA Network Open Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamanetworkopen.com.

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Updated January 2021

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