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De Gruyter to publish Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

The rebranded osteopathic medical journal will transition to an open access model in 2021 published by de Gruyter

By AOA Media Team


The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and de Gruyter are pleased to announce a publishing partnership for the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), previously known as The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). Starting in January 2021, the JOM will be published by de Gruyter and transition to an open access publishing model.

JOM digital content published after 1950 will be made openly accessible and available on de Gruyter’s website degruyter.com and on JAOA.org. The migration of new and existing content will enable research published in the JOM to be more widely seen, read, and cited globally.

“We are delighted to be welcoming one of the most promising society journals in the U.S. to our medical journal portfolio. The American Osteopathic Association established and nurtured a first-rate publication and we’re excited to be part of the next stage of its development,” said Lyndsey Dixon, Global Journals Director at de Gruyter. “We look forward to providing the AOA with a tailored publishing service while providing highly valuable journal content to the global medical community.”

The mission of the JOM is to serve as an international forum for the dissemination of scientific literature that incorporates an integrative, comprehensive, patient-centered approach to clinical care and improving health. For 119 years, the AOA has published the scientific journal. As the official peer-reviewed research publication of the profession, the JOM will publish original research, narrative and systematic review articles, clinical practice descriptions, and a limited number of case reports relevant to the practice of osteopathic medicine and to osteopathic medical education.

“With this partnership, the AOA will meaningfully advance the research of osteopathic physicians by making their data fully available across the world not only to their own colleagues but to allied health professionals and others who can benefit from the equitable and open distribution of information,” said Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, CEO of the American Osteopathic Association. “Expanding our publishing platform promotes and supports the tremendous growth of the osteopathic medical profession, which has increased 63% in the past decade and nearly 300% over the past three decades in the United States.”

De Gruyter has been publishing open access titles for over a decade. Today, the publishing house is home to over 600 fully open access journals across STEM and HSS disciplines. Over 3,000 open access books are available on degruyter.com, making de Gruyter one of the largest independent publishers of open access books worldwide.