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JAMA Surgery

JAMA Surgery (formerly Archives of Surgery) publishes peer-reviewed research, commentaries, illustrations, and special articles that keep readers up-to-date on important advances in the field, from surgical techniques to optimizing patient care.

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JAMA Surgery began publication in 1920. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published online every Wednesday with complete issues published 12 times a year. All major articles are published Online First. JAMA Surgery is the official publication of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association and the Association of VA Surgeons. The editor envisions the journal as a sounding board and forum for all the changes that are occurring in surgery today, including training paradigms, the 80-hour work week, women and minorities in surgery, malpractice concerns, and universal access to health care. The acceptance rate is 21%. The median time from submission to acceptance is 2 months and the median time from acceptance to publication is 6 months. Its 2013 impact factor is 4.30. The editor is Melina R Kibbe, MD, Edward G. Elcock Professor of Surgical Research, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Features of the JAMA Surgery include the following:

  • Original Articles - Peer-reviewed original research presented alongside relevant critical essays
  • Image of the Month- Monthly quizzes that challenge readers with case studies featuring vivid clinical photographs and images
  • Resident's Forum - Residents in training are the first authors of these interesting historical reviews, small case series, summaries of recent developments, and laboratory studies
  • Comprehensive Coverage - Keeps readers abreast of issues affecting clinical practice, from training paradigms to malpractice concerns
  • Online First Articles - Read articles weeks before they appear in the print issue
  • Monthly CME Quiz - Earn up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME credits per year
  • Author Interviews - Listen to authors discuss their research and gain a deeper understanding of a study's objectives, findings, and implications
  • E-mail alerts - Find out when material of interest to you is published
  • PowerPoint Image Downloads - Easily incorporate images from JAMA Surgery into your presentations
  • Video Supplements - Watch short videos accompanying selected articles
  • PDF Downloads - Print and save articles of interest to you

Melina R. Kibbe, MD

Deputy Editors
Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH, Boston, Massachusetts
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, Baltimore, Maryland
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, Durham, North Carolina

Review Editor
Gerard M. Doherty, MD, Boston, Massachusetts

Surgical Innovation Editor
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Web and Social Media Editor
Amalia L. Cochran, MD, Salt Lake City, Utah

Clinical Challenge and CME Editor
Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, Baltimore, Maryland

Statistical Consultants
Terry Hyslop, PhD, Durham, North Carolina
Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD, Torrance, California
Alfred W. Rademaker, PhD, Chicago, Illinois

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