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After 119 years of publishing as the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) has launched its first issue under a new name.
This issue features an editorial from Ross D. Zafonte, DO, JOM’s Editor-in-Chief, in which he explains some of the ways the journal, which is now online-only and open access, will look different moving forward.
“Our goal in updating your Journal’s name to JOM was not to distance ourselves from that past,” Dr. Zafonte wrote. “Instead, just as our profession has evolved over time – everything from our medical education curricula, to our postgraduate training options, to our tools for patient care, to the breadth of medical specialties in which DOs practice – our Journal should evolve to reflect the full and complete scope of how we practice.”
The inaugural issue also contains 14 research articles across various subspecialty areas, including cardiopulmonary medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and pain, OMT, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and public health.
The full issue is available here.
To learn more about the JAOA’s transition to the JOM, read The DO’s Q&A with Melissa Schmidt, MEd, director of JOM.