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 subspecialties. 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 is a member of The JAMA Network family of journals, which includes JAMA and 11 specialty journals. JAMA Internal Medicine receives regular attention from major media, including New York Times, Wall 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.
The journal has a series, called “Less Is More®,” that highlights situations in which the overuse of medical care may result in harm and in which less care is likely to result in better health. Manuscripts are designated as “Less Is More” by the editors if the subject highlights the value of improved patient-centered outcomes associated with lesser intensity or quantity of interventions.
Journal Frequency and Access. The journal is published online every week on Mondays, followed by a complete print/online issue published every month. The journal receives over 6 million online visits annually, with over 6 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the JAMA website. All articles are made free access on an html app called The JAMA Network Reader on the day of publication. 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. JAMA Internal Medicine receives approximately 3000 submissions per year with a 11% acceptance rate. The median time to first editorial decision is within 2 days and less than 5 weeks with external peer review. The median time from receipt to acceptance is 34 days (including time for author revision) and from acceptance to publication within 8 weeks. All major articles are published online first. The journal’s Impact Factor is 14, ranking second among internal medicine journals and sixth among 151 general medical journals. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. The editor of JAMA Internal Medicine is Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California. Dr Redberg leads a team of recognized and respected experts who serve as deputy, associate, and section editors and as members of the journal's editorial board. For a complete listing of the journal’s Editors and Editorial Board, see link to Editors and Publishers below.
Mission Statement: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of human health by publishing manuscripts of interest and relevance to internists practicing as generalists or as medical subspecialists.
JAMA Internal Medicine
ISSN 2168-6106 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6114 (Online)
Updated February 2015