Call For Papers

JAMA Network Open welcomes manuscripts reporting original research on clinical care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines and countries for clinicians, investigators, and policy makers. The journal is interested in a wide range of medical and health subject areas, including those listed below.

JAMA Network Open is an online open access journal and is a member of the JAMA Network family of journals. All research articles that are accepted for publication will be made immediate free access on the journal website following payment of article processing charges (APC) and will be deposited in PubMed Central. For more information on the open access options, see the journal's Instructions for Authors.

The journal focuses on reports of original research, including clinical trials, observational studies, meta-analyses, and trial protocols. Clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements also will be considered after a presubmission inquiry is approved by the editors. Papers that are not suitable for the journal include nonresearch articles, those not relevant to medicine/health, case reports, animal preclinical studies, reviews, and unsolicited opinion.

All submitted manuscripts are reviewed initially by one of the editors. Manuscripts are evaluated according to the following criteria: material is original and timely, writing is clear, study methods are appropriate, data are valid, conclusions are reasonable and supported by the data, information is important, and topic has general interest to readers of this journal. From these basic criteria, the editors assess a paper's eligibility for publication. The journal uses a single-blind review process, with the option for reviewers to sign their reviews. Editorial decisions will be made quickly. All accepted manuscript undergo complete editing, formatting, and publication within 8 weeks of acceptance.

All published articles will be immediately open access on the JAMA Network Open website, which is integrated with the JAMA and JAMA Network journal websites, and will be featured in JAMA Network email alerts and in social media posts. About 25% of JAMA Network Open articles will be accompanied by open access Invited Commentaries. Many articles will also be accompanied by news releases and all will available to news media on the JAMA Network For the Media site. For more information on the impact and reach of the JAMA Network, see Why Publish in JAMA Network Open?

The editors welcome inquiries from authors interested in publishing their research in JAMA Network Open. Please contact us at

Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief
Stephan D. Fihn, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor

Read Instructions for Authors to learn more about submitting your research to JAMA Network Open.

Why Publish In JAMA Network Open?

JAMA Network Open is a new peer-reviewed, open access, online member of the JAMA Network family of journals that publishes research and commentary on clinical care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines.
Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, JAMA Network Open provides authors the impact and reach of JAMA and the JAMA Network specialty journals as well as prompt decisions, rapid publication, author-focused services, and high-quality peer review and editing.

Impact & Reach

  • 48 million annual online visits to the JAMA Network™

  • 69 million annual article views and downloads from the JAMA Network

  • Broad reach through email alerts, news releases, and posts on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media

  • Open access for all articles

  • Invited Commentaries published to augment and direct attention to research articles

  • Online Commenting available to continue review and discussion post-publication

Prompt Decisions & Rapid Publication Timelines

  • Prompt, rigorous review by our experienced editors

  • Rapid initial review and timely editorial decisions

  • Fast publication: complete editing, formatting, and publication within 8 weeks of acceptance

Author Focus

JAMA Network Open offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.

  • Highest standards followed to improve your accepted manuscript's accuracy and readability

  • High-quality peer review, manuscript editing, and graphics reproduction

  • Open access: Authors of research articles pay an article processing charge for immediate open access on the day of publication (waivers and discounts are available for authors from resource-poor countries).

  • CME credit available for lead authors who publish in JAMA Network Open

  • Online extras: ability to post supplemental content with articles and download article tables and figures as PowerPoint slides

  • The JAMA Network advantage: Authors of papers not accepted by JAMA or another JAMA Network Journal may request to have their papers automatically referred to JAMA Network Open for consideration.

Topics of Interest

JAMA Network Open will publish research on all aspects of clinical care, health policy, and global health across all health disciplines, including the following:

  • Allergy

  • Anesthesiology

  • Cardiology

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Dermatology

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Environmental Health

  • Ethics

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • Genetics and Genomics

  • Geriatrics

  • Global Health

  • Health Informatics

  • Health Policy

  • Hematology

  • Imaging

  • Immunology

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Medical Education

  • Medical Journals and Publishing

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • Nutrition, Obesity, and Exercise

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Occupational Health

  • Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedics

  • Otolaryngology

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Pediatrics

  • Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Psychiatry

  • Public Health

  • Pulmonary Medicine

  • Rheumatology

  • Statistics and Research Methods

  • Substance Use and Addiction

  • Surgery

  • Urology

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