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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 2013 impact factor is 30. JAMA's acceptance rate is approximately 9% of the nearly 7000 solicited and unsolicited manuscripts it receives annually. In 2013, the median time for an initial decision for submitted manuscripts was 6 days, and the median time from submission to acceptance for all articles was 27 days. The median time from acceptance to publication was 32 days for all articles and 4 to 22 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 Editors
Michael Berkwits, MD, MSCE, Robert M. Golub, MD, Ronna Henry, MD, Edward H. Livingston, MD, Jody W. Zylke, MD

Executive Managing Editor
Annette Flanagin

Managing Editor
Stacy L. Christiansen

Senior Editors
Philip Greenland, MD, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD

Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young

Associate Editors
Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Ethan Basch, MD, Charlene Breedlove, Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Richard M. Glass, MD, Donald C. Goff, MD, Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Robert A. McNutt, MD, George T. O'Connor, MD, MS, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, MPH, ScD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD

Statistical Reviewers
Joseph S. Wislar, MS, Naomi Vaisrub, PhD, Thomas D. Koepsell, MD, MPH, Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD, Denise M. Scholtens, PhD, Alan B. Zonderman, PhD

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