JAMA Surgery, which began publication in 1920, is an international peer-reviewed journal. JAMA Surgery is the official publication of the Association of VA Surgeons, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and the Surgical Outcomes Club and is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.
Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Surgery is published online weekly, every Wednesday, and in print/online issues 12 times a year. The journal receives over 3.3 million online visits annually, and more than 3.7 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 13%. The median time to first decision is 5 days, and 33 days with review. The journal's Impact Factor is 13.6, the highest ranking surgery 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. Melina R. Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, and Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the editor in chief. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors and Editorial Board, see Editors and Publishers.
Mission Statement: To promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed research to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. JAMA Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues pertinent to surgery, such as the education and training of the surgical workforce, quality improvement, and the ethics and economics of health care delivery.
ISSN 2168-6254 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6262 (Online)
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JAMA Surgery provides a sounding board and forum for all the changes that are occurring in surgery today, publishing innovative, clinically relevant research.
For more information, see JAMA Surgery Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamasurg.com.
Updated January 2021
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