JAMA Neurology (formerly Archives of Neurology) is an international peer-reviewed journal for physicians caring for people with neurologic disorders and those interested in the structure and function of the normal and diseased nervous system. The Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry began publication in 1919 and, in 1959, became 2 separate journals: Archives of Neurology and Archives of General Psychiatry. In 2013, their names changed to JAMA Neurology and JAMA Psychiatry, respectively. JAMA Neurology is a member of The JAMA Network family of journals, which includes JAMA and 10 specialty journals.
Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Neurology is published online weekly, every Monday, and 12 print/online issues a year. The journal receives approximately 1.5 million online visits annually, with 2 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the JAMA website. All articles are made free access on an html app called The JAMA Network Reader on the day of publication. In addition, the online version is freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.
Editorial Information. JAMA Neurology's acceptance rate is 16%. The median time to first editorial decision is 1 day, and 27 days with review. The median time from submission to acceptance is 56 days (including time for author revision) and from acceptance to publication is 82 days. All major articles are published online first. The journal’s combined Impact Factor, reported in 2015, is 7.348 (7.419 for 1 year of the previously titled Archives of Neurology and 7.271 for 1 year of the newly titled JAMA Neurology), ranking fourth among general neurology journals and tenth among all 192 neurology journals. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. The editor is Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, Zale Distinguished Chair and Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. See Editors and Publishers for additional information on the journal's Editors, Editorial Board, and International Advisory Committee.
Mission Statement: The mission of JAMA Neurology is to publish scientific information primarily important for those physicians caring for people with neurologic disorders but also for those interested in the structure and function of the normal and diseased nervous system. These specific aims are (1) to make timely publication of original research of the nervous system, (2) to record observations of single patients or groups of patients that will provide new information and insights, (3) to report more basic research that is pertinent to the understanding of disease, (4) to introduce topics of practice, ethics, teaching, and history that are useful, and (5) to provide a forum for discussion on topics that may be controversial in this field. This information will be published only after extensive peer review so that originality, clarity, and precision are ensured.
ISSN 2168-6149 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6157 (Online)
Updated February 2015