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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.

Prompt Decisions & Rapid Publication Timelines

Every submission to JAMA Psychiatry undergoes prompt, rigorous review by our experienced editors.
  • Time to first decision: initial decision without review, 2 days or less (median); with review, 40 days (median)
  • Online First publication of all research articles
  • Online First manuscripts: acceptance to publication within 13 weeks
  • Highly selective peer review and editorial evaluation, with 12% acceptance rate

Impact & Reach

  • The journal’s combined Impact Factor, reported in 2015, is 13.234 (14.48 for 1 year of the previously titled Archives of General Psychiatry and 12.008 for 1 year of the newly titled JAMA Psychiatry), ranking among the top 3 psychiatry journals
  • 33 million annual online visits to The JAMA Network
  • 2.3 million annual visits to JAMA Psychiatry website
  • Extensive press coverage, with news releases of major articles distributed each week to more than 5000 journalists worldwide, with 11,191 media mentions in print, online, and broadcast in 2014
  • International authors: almost 60% of submissions come from outside the United States
  • Enhanced reader access through author audio and video interviews, e-mail alerts, Twitter, Facebook, and Topic Collections
  • Free access via the JAMA Network Reader, 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 author fees: no submission, page, color, or publication charges
  • Free access: all Original Investigations are freely available on the day of publication on 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 article's 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.