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About JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (formerly Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery) is an international peer-reviewed journal published 6 times a year. The online version is published on the third Thursday of odd-numbered months, with new online content posted every Thursday. It focuses on advances in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to improve patients' quality of life, and encourages a deeper understanding of the basic sciences related to facial development and wound healing. The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as facial rejuvenation, biotechnology, rhinoplasty, and vascular birthmarks. The acceptance rate is 33%, with 170 days from acceptance to publication; 53 days for articles published online first. Its 2011 impact factor is 1.65 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year's worth of citations to a journal's articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.

 

Mission Statement: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery is a multispecialty journal whose key mission is to provide facial plastic surgeons the most accurate and innovative information available to enhance their patients' quality of life. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery will strive to

  • Promote the art and science of facial plastic surgery by publishing significant peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the head and neck
  • Promote the education and contributions of physicians worldwide
  • Provide a forum to present important and relevant issues in ethics and public policy

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery is the official publication for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies.

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

Print: ISSN 2168-6076 
Online: ISSN 2168-6092