JAMA Network Open is Now Available Online

JAMA Network Open is Now Available Online

The JAMA Network is pleased to announce the publication of JAMA Network Open, a new, online, fully open access journal. Guided by the highest standards of peer review and integrity, JAMA Network Open publishes research on all aspects of clinical care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines. As an open access journal, JAMA Network Open is free for your patrons to read and does not require a site license to access. The inaugural articles are now available online at jamanetworkopen.com:

JAMA Network Open is a general medical journal covering clinical research across all medical disciplines; a full list of topics of interest is available here. New articles will be released weekly, and approximately 25% of research articles will be accompanied by open access Invited Commentaries. Open access online commenting will also be available for all articles.

"Our editorial goal is to publish the very best clinical research across all disciplines, serving the worldwide community of investigators and clinicians and meeting the evolving needs and requirements of authors and funders," according to an editorial published in JAMA co-written by Dr. Rivara, JAMA Network Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner, MD, Publisher Thomas J. Easley, and Executive Managing Editor Annette Flanagin, RN, MA

Medical journals and publishing have changed substantially during the past two decades and open access publishing has risen in prominence, with a goal of making research findings accessible to users around the world. "The decision to launch a new, fully open access journal was based primarily on two factors," according to the editorial. "First, there is sufficient worldwide scientific content to support such a journal, and second, we can and will maintain the editorial and publishing standards associated with JAMA and the JAMA Network specialty journals."