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About JAMA Ophthalmology

About JAMA Ophthalmology

Neil M. Bressler, MD


JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly Archives of Ophthalmology), published continuously since 1869, is an international, peer-reviewed ophthalmology and visual science journal. JAMA Ophthalmology is a member of The JAMA Network family of journals, which includes JAMA and 10 specialty journals.

Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Ophthalmology is published weekly online, every Thursday, and in 12 print/online issues per year. The journal receives approximately 1.2 million online visits annually, with 1.5 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 Ophthalmology's acceptance rate is 19% of the nearly 1100 manuscripts submitted annually. The median time to first editorial decision is as low as 7 days, and 37 days with peer review. Median time from submission to acceptance, including author revision, is 89 days, and from acceptance to publication in 105 days. All major articles are published online first. The journal’s Impact Factor, reported in 2015, is 4.399 for 1 year of the previously titled Archives of Ophthalmology and 3.318 for 1 year of the newly titled JAMA Ophthalmology. Journal Impact Factors may vary in the first few years following a journal’s title change but are expected to match or exceed that of the previous title in subsequent years. JAMA Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology have different titles but they are the same journal. For additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies, see the journal's Instructions for Authors.

Editorial Team. The editor of JAMA Ophthalmology is Neil M. Bressler, MD. See Editors and Publishers for additional information on the journal’s Editors, Editorial Board, and Contributing Writers, and International Advisory Committee.

Mission Statement: To be the indispensable source of ophthalmic knowledge for the generalist, subspecialist, and trainee; to publish innovative, clinically relevant research for the vision scientist; to be the first choice for authors to submit their important manuscripts to; and to achieve this through authoritative peer review.

JAMA Ophthalmology
ISSN 2168-6165 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6173 (Online)

Updated February 2015