Journal of the American Medical Association

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Journal of the American Medical Association

description Peer-reviewed journal
Area of ​​Expertise medicine
language English
publishing company American Medical Association ( United States )
First edition 1883
Frequency of publication 48 times a year
Impact Factor 14.77 (2018) [1]
Editor-in-chief Howard Bauchner
Web link website
ISSN (print)
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JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association is an international, peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association . JAMA is the most widely used medical journal in the world.

Since its inception by the American Medical Association in 1883, JAMA has been published continuously, with original research, reviews , commentaries, editorials, essays, medical news, correspondence, and additional content (e.g., the abstracts of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ). First editor was Nathan Smith Davis, founder of the American Medical Association; today Howard Bauchner holds that position. According to the ISI Web of Knowledge , the 2014 Impact Factor was 35,289, placing the journal in third place (out of 153 journals) in the general and internal medicine category after The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet .

In 1999, JAMA's editor-in-chief , George D. Lundberg, was fired by then-newly appointed AMA executive director Ratcliffe Anderson. Lundberg had published a study by the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research (authors were June Reinisch and Stephanie Sanders), in which 59% of the 599 surveyed students at a state university in the Midwest stated that they did not classify oral sex as sex . At that point, controversy arose in the United States over the question of whether US President Bill Clinton had lied when he said he had never "had sex" with Monica Lewinsky . The AMA was an opponent of the failed health care reform of the Clinton administration and donated significantly more money to campaigning for Republican candidates than for Democrats in the 1990s . Anderson was later fired due to other disputes with the AMA board of directors.

Individual evidence

  1. About JAMA: JAMA website ( Memento from March 27, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ^ ISI Web of Knowledge, Journal Citation Reports Science Edition, 2015.
  3. Constance Holden: JAMA Editor Gets the Boot . Science Now, January 15, 1999.
  4. AMA ( ( Memento of May 4, 2008 in the Internet Archive )