JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery is an international peer-reviewed medical journal that provides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. The journal first began publication as Archives of Otolaryngology in 1925. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery is the official publication for the American Head and Neck Society and is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.
Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery is published online weekly, every Thursday, and in 12 print/online issues a year. The journal receives over 2.7 million online visits annually, and more than 3 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the website. In addition, the online version is freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.
Editorial Information. The journal's acceptance rate is 15%. The median time to first decision is 8 days, and 52 days with review. The journal's Impact Factor is 3.8, the highest ranking otolaryngology journal in the world. All articles are published online first. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, FACS, CPI, Professor of Otolaryngology and Vice Chairman for Research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, is the editor in chief. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors and Editorial Board, see Editors and Publishers.
Mission Statement: JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery provides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. Given the diversity of structure and function based in this anatomic region, JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery publishes clinical, translational, and population health research from an array of disciplines. We place a high priority on strong study designs that accurately identify etiologies, evaluate diagnostic strategies, and distinguish among treatment options and outcomes. Our objectives are to (1) publish original contributions that will enhance the clinician's understanding of otolaryngologic disorders, benefit the care of our patients and stimulate research in our field; (2) forecast important advances within otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, particularly as they relate to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease through clinical and translational research, including that of the human genome and novel imaging techniques; (3) address questions of clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness that result from clinical intervention, which grow in importance as health care providers are increasingly challenged to provide evidence of enhanced survival and quality of life; (4) provide expert reviews of topics that keep our readers current with true advances and also to provide a valuable educational resource for trainees in the several disciplines that treat patients with diseases of the head and neck; (5) serve as a forum for the concerns of otolaryngologists such as socioeconomic, legal, ethical, and medical issues; (6) provide helpful critiques that enable contributing authors to improve their submissions. We encourage a concise presentation of information and employ an abstract format that efficiently assesses validity and relevance from a clinical perspective. This approach promotes succinct yet complete presentation for our readers and electronic information resources. We believe this approach typifies the commitment of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery to providing important information that is easily interpreted by its diverse readership.
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
ISSN 2168-6181 (Print)
ISSN 2168-619X (Online)
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JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery publishes innovative, clinically relevant research for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck.
For more information, see JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamaoto.com.
Updated January 2021
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