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, quality, and relevance to osteopathic medicine. The JAOA has basic guidelines available for peer reviewers. Typically, a peer reviewer is called on twice per 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 2018 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 at jaoa@osteopathic.org for more information.

Osteopathic physicians who complete peer reviews are awarded 3 Category 1-B credits per completed review. The JAOA runs CME reports quarterly.


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