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About JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Paul A. Levine, MD

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery (formerly Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery), first published as Archives of Otolaryngology beginning in 1925, changing its name to Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery in 1986, and changing again to its present title in 2013, is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 12 times per year. The online version is published on the third Thursday of the month. A Middle Eastern edition is published bimonthly. JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery's acceptance rate is 25%, with 138 days from acceptance to publication; 66 days for articles published Online First. The editor of JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery is Paul A. Levine, MD, Robert W. Cantrell Professor and Chairman, Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, and President, University Physicians Group, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville.


Mission Statement: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery provides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. Given the diversity of structure and function based in this anatomic region, JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery publishes clinical and basic research from an array of disciplines. We place a high priority on strong study designs that accurately identify etiologies, evaluate diagnostic strategies, and distinguish among treatment options and outcomes. Our objectives are to (1) publish original contributions that will enhance the clinician's understanding of otolaryngologic disorders, benefit the care of our patients and stimulate research in our field; (2) forecast important advances within otolaryngology—head & neck surgery, particularly as they relate to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease through clinical and basic research, including that of the human genome; (3) address questions of clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness that result from clinical intervention factors that grow in importance as health care providers are increasingly challenged to provide evidence of enhanced longevity and quality of life; (4) provide expert reviews of topics that keep our readers current with true advances and also to provide a valuable educational resource for trainees in the several disciplines that treat patients with diseases of the head and neck; (5) serve as a forum for the concerns of otolaryngologists such as socioeconomic, legal, ethical, and medical issues; (6) provide helpful critiques that enable contributing authors to improve their submissions. We encourage a concise presentation of information and employ an abstract format that efficiently assesses validity and relevance from a clinical perspective. This approach promotes succinct yet complete presentation for our readers and electronic information resources. We believe this approach typifies the commitment of JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery to providing important information that is easily interpreted by its diverse readership.

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery is the official publication for the American Head and Neck Society and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.

Access for Developing Countries: The online version of JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

Print: ISSN 2168-6181
Online: ISSN 2168-619X