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JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. The online version is made freely available to institutions in developing countries. JAMA's 2011 impact factor is 30. JAMA's acceptance rate is approximately 9% of the nearly 6000 solicited and unsolicited manuscripts it receives annually. In 2010, the median time from submission to acceptance for all articles was 52 days and, for Online First articles, 25 days. The median time from acceptance to publication was 34 days for all articles and 20 days for articles published Online First. The Editor-in-Chief of JAMA is Howard Bauchner, MD (see About the Editors).

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Howard Bauchner, MD

Executive Editor
Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

Deputy Editor and Online Editor: Margaret A. Winker, MD
Deputy Editors: Drummond Rennie, MD, Ronna Henry, MD, Robert M. Golub, MD
Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin
Senior Contributing Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD
Senior Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD
Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young
Contributing Editors: Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Robert G. Badgett, MD, Huan J. Chang, MD, MPH, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Richard M. Glass, MD, Edward H. Livingston, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, Robert A. McNutt, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH
Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD
Associate Editor: Charlene Breedlove

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