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To JAMA Peer Reviewers and Authors—Thank You

To JAMA Peer Reviewers and Authors—Thank You In this issue of JAMA, we are publishing, with our sincere thanks, the names of all peer reviewers who completed manuscript reviews for JAMA in 2011.1 These peer reviewers, who represent virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty, nearly every area of medical research, and numerous countries around the world, provide high-quality, insightful, and rigorous critiques of submitted manuscripts. We extend our appreciation to all peer reviewers for providing their clinical, scientific, and methodological expertise and by doing so, for being instrumental in maintaining and enhancing the clinical relevance and scientific quality of articles published in JAMA. Although peer review is often considered a relatively unsung academic responsibility, we hope that by publishing the names of all JAMA peer reviewers they will receive the recognition they greatly deserve for their indispensable contributions. We also express our appreciation to all authors—clinical investigators, physician-scientists, biomedical researchers, and all other authors—for submitting their manuscripts to JAMA and for entrusting us with the opportunity to evaluate their work for publication. The 6083 manuscripts submitted to JAMA in 2011 represent an all-time high number of submissions, addressed topics in nearly every field of biomedical research and medicine, and were submitted by authors from more than 60 countries. The quality and importance of the manuscripts submitted to JAMA and the dedicated efforts of the peer reviewers are reflected in several key measures (Table 1). The turnaround times for editorial decision making, for peer review, and from manuscript submission to publication have remained highly efficient (with a median time from submission to publication of 80 days); these times will continue to improve as we expand our Online First (ie, online publication ahead of print) initiative. Also, JAMA 's impact factor for 2010 was 30, reflecting the importance with which the scientific and biomedical research communities regard articles that appear in JAMA. Table 1.nbsp;JAMA Peer Reviewers, Manuscript Data, and Impact Factor, 2005-2011 Table 1.nbsp;JAMA Peer Reviewers, Manuscript Data, and Impact Factor, 2005-2011 View LargeDownload JAMA is developing diverse and innovative methods to deliver this high-quality content more efficiently and to serve the informational needs of readers more effectively. Important strategies include expediting online publication of more scientific articles, enhancing methods of content delivery (including audio, video, and use of QR codes), and extending the reach of information published in JAMA throughout the biomedical community and to the public, as we develop and expand innovative ways to reach more readers, listeners, viewers, and learners (Table 2). For instance, our first-ever mobile app will be available soon; our new website, in which articles will be searchable based on content rather than word matching, will launch in the late spring; and new article types are being developed.2JAMA’s reach continues to expand and is substantial: 310 000 recipients of the print journal; 13 million website visits each year; 18 000 listeners of the editor's weekly podcast; 19 million weekly viewers of the JAMA report video new releases; and 10 000 participants in the CME quizzes and Clinical Challenge each month. Table 2. Readers, Listeners, Viewers, Learners, Networkers Table 2. Readers, Listeners, Viewers, Learners, Networkers View LargeDownload We extend our thanks to all authors and all peer reviewers for their important contributions in making JAMA one of the world's leading medical journals. We look forward to the continued indispensible contributions of the JAMA peer reviewers in helping to enhance the scientific quality and ensure the integrity of articles published in JAMA, and we invite and encourage authors to consider JAMA as their journal of first choice for publication of their important papers. Back to top Article Information Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA and not those of the American Medical Association. References 1. JAMA peer reviewers in 2011. JAMA. 2012;307(8):851-864Google ScholarCrossref 2. Bauchner H, Fontanarosa PB. The debut of Viewpoints and other new developments at JAMA. JAMA. 2012;307(1):90-91Google ScholarCrossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

To JAMA Peer Reviewers and Authors—Thank You

JAMA , Volume 307 (8) – Feb 22, 2012

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2012.195
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Abstract

In this issue of JAMA, we are publishing, with our sincere thanks, the names of all peer reviewers who completed manuscript reviews for JAMA in 2011.1 These peer reviewers, who represent virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty, nearly every area of medical research, and numerous countries around the world, provide high-quality, insightful, and rigorous critiques of submitted manuscripts. We extend our appreciation to all peer reviewers for providing their clinical, scientific, and methodological expertise and by doing so, for being instrumental in maintaining and enhancing the clinical relevance and scientific quality of articles published in JAMA. Although peer review is often considered a relatively unsung academic responsibility, we hope that by publishing the names of all JAMA peer reviewers they will receive the recognition they greatly deserve for their indispensable contributions. We also express our appreciation to all authors—clinical investigators, physician-scientists, biomedical researchers, and all other authors—for submitting their manuscripts to JAMA and for entrusting us with the opportunity to evaluate their work for publication. The 6083 manuscripts submitted to JAMA in 2011 represent an all-time high number of submissions, addressed topics in nearly every field of biomedical research and medicine, and were submitted by authors from more than 60 countries. The quality and importance of the manuscripts submitted to JAMA and the dedicated efforts of the peer reviewers are reflected in several key measures (Table 1). The turnaround times for editorial decision making, for peer review, and from manuscript submission to publication have remained highly efficient (with a median time from submission to publication of 80 days); these times will continue to improve as we expand our Online First (ie, online publication ahead of print) initiative. Also, JAMA 's impact factor for 2010 was 30, reflecting the importance with which the scientific and biomedical research communities regard articles that appear in JAMA. Table 1.nbsp;JAMA Peer Reviewers, Manuscript Data, and Impact Factor, 2005-2011 Table 1.nbsp;JAMA Peer Reviewers, Manuscript Data, and Impact Factor, 2005-2011 View LargeDownload JAMA is developing diverse and innovative methods to deliver this high-quality content more efficiently and to serve the informational needs of readers more effectively. Important strategies include expediting online publication of more scientific articles, enhancing methods of content delivery (including audio, video, and use of QR codes), and extending the reach of information published in JAMA throughout the biomedical community and to the public, as we develop and expand innovative ways to reach more readers, listeners, viewers, and learners (Table 2). For instance, our first-ever mobile app will be available soon; our new website, in which articles will be searchable based on content rather than word matching, will launch in the late spring; and new article types are being developed.2JAMA’s reach continues to expand and is substantial: 310 000 recipients of the print journal; 13 million website visits each year; 18 000 listeners of the editor's weekly podcast; 19 million weekly viewers of the JAMA report video new releases; and 10 000 participants in the CME quizzes and Clinical Challenge each month. Table 2. Readers, Listeners, Viewers, Learners, Networkers Table 2. Readers, Listeners, Viewers, Learners, Networkers View LargeDownload We extend our thanks to all authors and all peer reviewers for their important contributions in making JAMA one of the world's leading medical journals. We look forward to the continued indispensible contributions of the JAMA peer reviewers in helping to enhance the scientific quality and ensure the integrity of articles published in JAMA, and we invite and encourage authors to consider JAMA as their journal of first choice for publication of their important papers. Back to top Article Information Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA and not those of the American Medical Association. References 1. JAMA peer reviewers in 2011. JAMA. 2012;307(8):851-864Google ScholarCrossref 2. Bauchner H, Fontanarosa PB. The debut of Viewpoints and other new developments at JAMA. JAMA. 2012;307(1):90-91Google ScholarCrossref

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 22, 2012

Keywords: education, medical, continuing,biomedical research,podcasts,medical research,internet,rejection (psychology),decision making

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