JAOA Peer Reviewers
Peer reviewers are physicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who critically evaluate the scientific quality
and clinical significance of research submitted to the The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)
for publication. When a peer reviewer agrees to review a manuscript, he
or she is sent a peer review form to guide his or
her critique of a manuscript, from ensuring that
methods are clearly described to grading the manuscript's originality,
and relevance to osteopathic medicine. The JAOA has basic guidelines available for peer reviewers. Typically, a peer reviewer is called on twice a year to review a manuscript that is relevant to the peer reviewer's areas
of interest or expertise. All peer reviewers are invited to complete the JAOA's peer review module, which takes approximately 30 minutes.
Manuscripts submitted to the JAOA are reviewed by 2 or more peer reviewers. The JAOA is proud to acknowledge and thank these experts in print every year, as it did in the 2016 annual list of peer reviewers.
Physicians, faculty members, and others within the healthcare professions are encouraged to register a new user account on the JAOA's online manuscript tracking system if they are interested in becoming peer reviewers for the JAOA. Prospective peer reviewers can contact the JAOA's editorial assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Peer Reviewers
The JAOA recognizes the importance of engaging students in scholarly activity at an early stage. To assist in this process, the JAOA is opening its peer review process to osteopathic medical students. Students who are interested can contact email@example.com. Students should include their CV, the name of the mentor who has agreed to guide them in the peer review process, and their areas of interest.
[Updated December 2017]