The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce that beginning January 2016 it will offer a manuscript review Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity to the reviewers of the American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology (AJP‐Lung) as a benefit of reviewing for the journal. The APS is pleased to be working in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine, which is administering this CME activity. Washington University School of Medicine is a CME provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and designates the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM within the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) system.
A participating reviewer may be awarded 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per review; a reviewer may claim up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per year.
Our Associate Editors will be responsible for assigning a score to each review. This score will serve as the measure of acceptability of the review for CME credit. The scoring parameters to receive CME credit are a maximum 14‐day turnaround with a score of "Good" or higher.
Reviewers who indicate an interest in earning CME for their review will receive written notification about whether they earned CME credit based on the quality of the review. This notification will serve as documentation of their earned CME credit. Please note that 1) the CME credit will only be given for first reviews of manuscripts; reviewers will not receive additional credit for revised versions 2) there will be no cost to the reviewer for receiving CME credit as the program is supported by the APS and 3) credit will be awarded annually.