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The Debut of Viewpoints and Other New Developments at JAMA

Howard Bauchner, MD; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA
JAMA. 2012;307(1):90-91. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1958.
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Journals contribute to the discourse about the enterprise of medicine, including clinical care, education, research, and policy. With this issue of JAMA, we are pleased to introduce a new feature—Viewpoints—the opinions of leading scholars. Viewpoints, which are replacing Commentaries, will be featured at the beginning of the journal, at the top of the table of contents, so they will be hard to miss.

Over the past few months, we have been in contact with numerous thought leaders—individuals who have written insightfully, thoughtfully, and provocatively about various aspects of medicine. These distinguished writers in turn suggested other individuals whom they thought had important views about health, health care, and health care delivery. As a result, many new Contributing Writers have been added, and many previous contributors to JAMA have been retained (Box). The goal is to publish thought-provoking, timely Viewpoints in each issue of JAMA, with some articles in response to a specific contemporary issue, others that reflect the Viewpoint writer's thoughts about a topic, and some that will be solicited from this group and published promptly when an important problem arises.

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