Continuing Medical Education Credit For Annals of Internal Medicine Manuscript Reviewers
Effective November 1, 2004, The American College of Physicians offers CME credit for reviewing manuscripts. Only
reviews received on time and judged satisfactory by the Associate Editor responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credit.
Credit is available for reviews of manuscripts submitted
for of all sections of Annals except On Being a Doctor, On
Being a Patient, and Ad Libitum. Manuscripts assigned to
reviewers prior to November 1, 2004 are not eligible for
Accreditation Statement: The American College of
Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
The American College of Physicians designates this
manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians
should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians are eligible for up to 3 CME for each manuscript
review, up to total of 15 for the year.
Purpose: Through a review of the literature and critical
thinking, the reviewer will fill gaps in his/her
Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that her spouse has stock options/holdings with Targeted Diagnostics and Therapeutics.
Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Eli Lilly and Company.
Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor, Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson and Proctor and Gamble.
Process: Only reviews received on time and judged satisfactory by
the Associate Editor responsible for the particular
manuscript will be eligible for CME credits. The features
that contribute most importantly to the quality of
manuscript reviews for Annals include: adherence to
reviewer guidelines, specificity and accuracy,
completeness, usefulness of recommendations to both Annals
editors and authors, tone, internal consistency, and
mindfulness of the needs of Annals readers and the medical
community as a whole.
To prepare a high quality review, the reviewer should
consider existing evidence when preparing his or her
comments. The reviewer should place the current work in the
context of existing evidence in the area, describe the
unique contributions of the current work, and comment on
any inconsistencies of the current work with previous
research in your area.
You will be notified via email if your review of the
assigned manuscript was completed on time and if it met our
criteria for CME credit. You will go to the main Annals
author and reviewer page and then select "claim CME
credits." Credit must be claimed within two years of the
You will be able to view and print the certificate
immediately. If you are a member of the American College of
Physicians, your transcript will be updated within 2
You may claim a maximum of 15 CME credits
for reviewing for Annals of Internal Medicine within one