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JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (formerly Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery) is the preeminent journal for all medical specialties that perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, including facial plastic surgery, dermatology, maxillofacial surgery, and plastic surgery.

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JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery is an international peer-reviewed journal published 6 times a year. The online version is published on the third Thursday of odd-numbered months, with new online content posted every Thursday. It focuses on advances in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to improve patients' quality of life, and encourages a deeper understanding of the basic sciences related to facial development and wound healing. The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as facial rejuvenation, biotechnology, rhinoplasty, and vascular birthmarks. The acceptance rate is 28%, with 90 days from acceptance to publication; 50 days for articles published online first. Its 2013 impact factor is 1.6. The editor is John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, John C. Koss Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.


Features of the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery include the following:

  • Original Articles - Peer-reviewed articles delivering the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances, accompanied by color figures illustrating the latest practices
  • Surgical Techniques - New and practical techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face
  • Theme Issues - Issues covering topics such as rejuvenation of the aging face, rhinoplasty, vascular birthmarks, and oculoplastic surgery
  • Beauty - Essays related to the craft of facial plastic surgery as it pertains to the visual arts
  • Author Interviews - Listen to or watch authors discuss their research and gain a deeper understanding of a study's objectives, findings, and implications
  • Monthly CME Quiz - Earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME credits per year
  • Journal Club - Download a slide set summarizing a selected article and its key learning points
  • E-mail alerts - Find out when material of interest to you is published
  • PowerPoint Image Downloads - Easily incorporate images from JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery into your presentations
  • Video Supplements - Watch short videos accompanying selected articles
  • PDF Downloads - Print and save articles of interest to you

About the Editors

John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Associate Editors
Peter Hilger, MD, Edina, Minnesota
Sam P. Most, MD, Stanford, California
Dean M. Toriumi, MD, Chicago, Illinois
Brian J.F. Wong, MD, PhD, Irvine, California

Editorial Assistant
Susan Bickler, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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