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Update on Journal of Investigative Medicine—yes, we are on the right road!
  1. Richard McCallum
  1. Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard McCallum, Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA; richard.mccallum{at}ttuhsc.edu

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Since I became editor in late 2019, JIM has shown extraordinary growth across the board. I would like to take this opportunity to provide readers with a snapshot of JIM’s progress in 2020.

After a 3-year period of relatively little growth, submissions were up 78% in 2020 (figure 1), reaching an all-time high since transitioning to BMJ in 2016. Original research articles, reviews, and brief reports all increased by almost 70%. This growth is also reflected in an increase of published papers of approximately 40%, the result of the Editorial team’s continued focus on quality while also maintaining a stable acceptance rate of 30%.

Figure 1

Submissions and published papers, 2017–2020.

Over the past several years, JIM has benefited from a push for open access. 2020 was no …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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