JAMA Gets a New Look!
CHICAGO — Readers of the print issues of JAMA will notice something new in the July 3, 2013 issue – new design features inside the journal and a revised cover. “Although the redesign will be most evident in print, it will also improve the readability of our content on our digital platforms,” writes Howard Bauchner, M.D., JAMA Editor-in-Chief, and Ronna Henry, M.D., a JAMA Deputy Editor, in an editorial in the July 3 issue.
“The goals of the redesign were to create an inviting, visually lively publication with clear navigation for readers and to ensure harmony across The JAMA Network.” The redesign project includes all 10 medical journals in The JAMA Network which are now organized in a similar manner. “The order of articles, article types, and names of content sections are identical across the network. Readers will find similarly formatted articles regardless of which journal they read.”
“While this redesign is a major milestone, we are not done yet. We will continue to seek out the best content and to use new print, web, and digital developments to enhance the communication of our content,” the editors write. “Over the past 2 years we have reached out to prospective authors around the world, developed new article types, launched a new platform, renamed the Archives journals, introduced an app that allows users access to the entire content of The JAMA Network, and redesigned our entire content.”
(JAMA. 2013; 310(1):39)
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