JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Internal Medicine  
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Publication details
Former name(s)
A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine
History1908 to present
20.768 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4JAMA Intern. Med.
ISSN2168-6106 (print)
2168-6114 (web)

JAMA Internal Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal published online weekly and in print monthly by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1908 as the Archives of Internal Medicine and obtained its current title in 2013.


JAMA Internal Medicine is 1 of 13 journals in the JAMA Network, a family of medical research journals with JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) as its flagship.[1]

JAMA Internal Medicine covers all aspects of internal medicine, including cardiovascular disease, geriatrics, infectious disease, gastroenterology, endocrinology, allergy, and immunology. The editor in chief is Rita Redberg (University of California San Francisco School of Medicine).

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2018 impact factor is 20.768, ranking it 6th out of 160 journals in the category "Medicine, General & Internal".[2]


The first issue of Archives of Internal Medicine was published in 1908, the first specialty journal established by the AMA, which began publishing JAMA in 1883.[3]

The Archives of Internal Medicine grew from the recognition that there was a need for a journal devoted to internal medicine because of an increasing amount of scientific work in the field in the early 1900s.[4]

Journal features[edit]

JAMA Internal Medicine features a popular series called "Less Is More®" to highlight situations when overuse of medical care may result in harm and less care is likely to result in better health.[5][6]

A related series in the journal called “Teachable Moments” features narratives written by trainees about episodes of inappropriate care to help other trainees understand the harms that can result from the overuse of health care services.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JAMA Network launches open-access journal". American Medical Association. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medicine, General & Internal". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2017. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Archives of Internal Medicine". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. ^ "Archives of Internal Medicine". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  5. ^ Span, Paula (2014-09-09). "Near Death, and Overmedicated". The New Old Age Blog. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  6. ^ M, John; rola; MD (2013-11-26). "First ever invited commentary in a medical journal — JAMA-IM". MedCity News. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  7. ^ "Published Cases by CU Trainees | Division of General Internal Medicine | University of Colorado Denver". www.ucdenver.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  8. ^ Weimer, Melissa; Kraft, Colleen S.; Serota, David P. (2017-07-01). "Treating the symptom but not the underlying disease in infective endocarditis: A teachable moment". JAMA Internal Medicine. 177 (7): 1026–1027. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1489. ISSN 2168-6106.

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