Journal of the American Medical Association

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General information ?

  • Published by: American Medical Association
  • ISSN: 1538-3598
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health
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  • Instructions for authors


  • Main subject area: Medicine
  • Breadth of subject area: All of medicine
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Highly selective (IF over ~15)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: All papers are for subscribers only
  • Allows green OA: Yes
  • Has waivers: No
  • Has membership system: None
  • Access type: Subscription
  • Licence: Copyright transfer to journal
  • Level of APC: Zero
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a week
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than a month
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: Strong
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: No
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes