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Why Publish in JAMA Psychiatry?

JAMA Psychiatry publishes innovative, clinically relevant research that covers the field broadly, from genetic mechanisms to psychotherapeutic intervention trials, and offers an author-friendly approach from manuscript submission through publication.

Prompt Decisions & Rapid Publication Timelines


  • Every submission to JAMA Psychiatry undergoes prompt, rigorous review by our experienced editors.
  • Time to first decision: decision to review as low as within 1 day; most editorial decisions within 50 days of submission
  • Online First publication of all research articles
  • Online First manuscripts: acceptance to publication within 8-11 weeks
  • Highly selective peer review and editorial evaluation, with 16% acceptance rate for research manuscripts
  • Of papers sent for external peer review, 37% accepted

Impact & Reach


  • Impact Factor of 13.77; 5-year citation impact factor of 14.46
  • Worldwide reach: accessed and used by readers in more than 200 countries
  • 27 million annual online visits to The JAMA Network
  • Extensive press coverage, with news releases of major articles distributed each week to more than 5000 journalists worldwide International authors: almost 60% of submissions come from outside the United States
  • Enhanced reader access through author audio and video interviews, e-mail alerts, RSS feeds, Facebook, Twitter, and Topic Collections
  • The JAMA Network Reader app, an app that integrates content across the entire JAMA Network of journals and is accessible from any device

Author Focus


  • JAMA Psychiatry offers unparalleled reach and an author-friendly approach, from manuscript submission through publication.
  • Prompt, expert review and consideration from our experienced editors
  • Highest standards followed to improve your accepted manuscript’s accuracy, reliability, and readability for both print and online publication
  • CME credit available for lead authors who publish in JAMA Psychiatry
  • Opportunity for your work to be augmented with video and audio
  • No fees: no submission, page, or color charges
  • Free access: All Original Investigations are freely available on the day of publication in The JAMA Network Reader and 12 months after publication on the journal's website
  • Online extras: ability to post supplemental content online, track your published article’s online use and citations, and download your articles’ tables and figures as PowerPoint slides
  • The JAMA Network advantage: authors of papers not accepted by JAMA may have their papers referred to JAMA Psychiatry

For more information, see JAMA Psychiatry Instructions for Authors. submit your manuscript at http://manuscripts.jamapsych.com.