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About JAMA Neurology

Roger N. Rosenberg, MD

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 an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times a year; the online version is published on the second Monday of the month, with new content posted every Monday. A Middle Eastern edition is published bimonthly. The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, neoplasms, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, Alzheimer disease, neurotherapeutics, genetics, sleep disorders, headache syndromes, emergency neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, neurogenerative diseases, ethical issues, and neurobiotechnology. The acceptance rate is 16%. The average time from submission to acceptance is 48 days; from acceptance to publication is 6 months. Its 2013 impact factor is 7.01 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article and is calculated by dividing 1 year's worth of citations to a journal's articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, Zale Distinguished Chair and Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.

 

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 insured.

Access for Developing Countries: The online version of JAMA Neurology is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

Print: ISSN 2168-6149
Online: ISSN 2168-6157