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Journal of the American Medical Association

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of the biomedical sciences. The journal was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the founding editor.


Journal of the American Medical Association: /ˈdʒɜːrnəl ɒv ðiː əˈmɛrɪkən ˈmɛdɪkəl əˌsoʊsiˈeɪʃən/


The name "Journal of the American Medical Association" is derived from its publishing organization, the American Medical Association. The term "journal" is derived from the Old French "jurnal", meaning daily. This refers to the regularity of its publication.

Related Terms

  • Peer review: The process by which an author's peers, recognized researchers in the field, read and evaluate a paper submitted for publication.
  • Biomedical sciences: A set of applied sciences applying portions of natural science or formal science, or both, to knowledge, interventions, or technology that are of use in healthcare or public health.
  • American Medical Association: The largest association of physicians and medical students in the United States, which publishes the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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