CHICAGO — American Medical Association (AMA) CEO and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, M.D., today announced the launch of JAMA Network Open, a new online general medical journal publishing peer-reviewed, open-access clinical research. This latest offering from the JAMA Network™ will publish research from across all medical disciplines and provide a free and open platform.

“For two decades, open access publishing has risen to prominence, and we are excited JAMA Network Open is now providing a new platform for publishing the very best, peer reviewed clinical research in new ways to meet the needs of the research community,” said Dr. Madara. “With this new journal, physicians can now access free and open research findings, allowing them to access, read and share content like never before as they can continue in their quest for lifelong learning.”

The new weekly journal will be the 13th journal in the JAMA Network, which includes JAMA® and 11 other specialty journals. JAMA Network Open is the third journal launched by the AMA in the past three years, with JAMA Cardiology launched in 2016 and JAMA Oncology launched in 2015. It will provide another publishing option for authors of research articles in the disciplines represented by the JAMA Network’s 12 current titles and for authors of manuscripts in other important disciplines.

Joining JAMA Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner and JAMA Network Publisher Tom Easley, the founding editor in chief of JAMA Network Open is Frederick P. Rivara, M.D., M.P.H., the former editor in chief of JAMA Pediatrics. Dr. Rivara is Seattle Children’s Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics and adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.

The new journal will feature health content from more than 40 medical and health subject areas. JAMA Network Open will follow the same rigorous peer review, editorial and publishing standards as do the other JAMA Network journals.

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