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Frequently Asked Questions about CE/CME for Peer Review

​​​Medicine® is delighted to announce the initiation of a program for awarding continuing education CME credits for Peer Review. For specific types of articles as selected by the editor, reviewers may be eligible to earn several continuing education credits. ​Please see our FAQ below for more information on Medicine®​'s CE/CME credit. 
  1. ​​​​​What are the criteria for scoring a review?
    Scoring a review is a judgment call on the part of each academic editor.  Since journals vary widely in their scope and editors have individual expectations, one set of criteria cannot be formulated for all journals. The editor must decide whether any specific review is worthy of awarding CE credit. ​

  2. What happens if my review scores less than 70?
    The editorial office will send a notification to the reviewer letting them know about the score and they will not receive the continuing education credits.

  3. Will I be able to earn credit even if there is more than one reviewer per manuscript?
    Yes, any reviewer can earn credit for their work; it is not limited to just one reviewer per manuscript.

  4. Non-physician reviewers seeking CME credits will receive a certificate of participation in a CME activity that may be useful to your individual profession’s CE requirements.

  5. Can physician reviewers with international medical degrees receive credit?
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be awarded to any physician (defined by the AMA as MDs, DOs, or international physicians with equivalent degrees from other countries). WKH/LWW does ask what degree(s) reviewers hold and will provide a certificate to foreign practitioners if they provide one of the following degree categories:  BMBS, MBBS, MBChB, MB BCh, BMed,  MDCM, Dr.MuD, Dr.Med,, Med.

  6. Can I still receive CE credit if I indicate in the evaluation questions that I did not learn as a result of the review?
    Yes.  Even though your evaluation is required, the awarding of CE credit is based on the quality of your review and is independent of the evaluation of your own learning.

  7. Can I still receive CE credit if I recommend rejection or revision of the article?
    Yes.  It is the quality of the review that warrants CE credit, not the quality of the article.

  8. ​​ If the article goes back for revision, is additional CE credit available for subsequent reviews?
    No.  Only the first review is eligible for CE credit.

  9. What do I do if I have not received my certificate by e-mail after 2 months?
    If it has been approved but you have not yet received your certificate, call the Wolters Kluwer Continuing Education Department for more information:
    Physicians: call Brenda Alston at (215) 521-8636.​