Manuscript Review CME Instructions

The Endocrine Society Manuscript Reviewer CME Credit Guidelines

Thank you for agreeing to review this manuscript. You are to grade its merits using the scales provided in the Rapid Review form. These scales are intended to help you rate the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript. You will need to tailor your judgments to the type of manuscript under consideration.

Please note, reviewers should not review a manuscript if they do not think that they are competent to assess the research described, they believe there is a conflict of interest that might bias their assessment of the manuscript, or there is any other situation that could bias their view. Please visit our website at for further details on guidelines and faculty disclosures of potential conflicts of interest.

Continuing Medical Education Credit for Reviewers

The process of reviewing manuscripts for publication requires specific skills and knowledge, both as a reviewer and in the content area of the manuscript itself. Engaging in the review process may require the physician reviewer to learn new skills or fortify existing expertise in order to complete the review process effectively. By participating in this Manuscript Review CME activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the attributes of an effective review of a scientific manuscript
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of scientific manuscripts
  3. Communicate review feedback effectively to editors and staff

Manuscript Review CME offers the physician reviewer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for this learning endeavor. If requested, the review may be awarded 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per review for first version reviews; a reviewer may claim up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per year.

The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Endocrine Society designates each manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To Participate

When submitting your review, click “YES” if you are claiming CME credit for your review. Your review process will be awarded CME credit if your review meets the following requirements for credit:

  1. Submitted within the communicated timeframe
  2. Accurately identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the scientific manuscript
  3. Communicates review feedback effectively

If your review is determined to meet these requirements, you will receive an email notification which serves as documentation of your awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Please save this for your records.

Disclosure Information

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures of Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Endocrine Society staff members. In the context of Manuscript Review CME, the Society has determined that, due to the scope of the content of this learning activity, there were no possible conflicts of interest to resolve for those in control of content.

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