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CME for Reviewers


Wiley now offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for peer review of manuscripts submitted to participating journals. Peer review is a vital component of the publishing process, often completed anonymously and voluntarily by the professional-in-practice with significant demands on their time including the need to regularly meet continuing education requirements. We are proud to provide a reviewer recognition service that officially acknowledges the learning already taking place within the act of peer review in a way that furthers education requirements to reward reviewers for their invaluable input.

As part of this service, materials are inserted into the peer review process allowing reviewers to complete a brief outcomes evaluation and request credit. The following month, the reviewer receives a credit certificate per original manuscript reviewed [note: credit claims for additional rounds of review are not awarded].

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Participants will receive a certificate stating this program is designated for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, a credit type also accepted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Physician Assistants for potential transfer (reviewers are encouraged to consult their professional licensing board for more information on applicability and acceptance of continuing medical education credit for this activity).

Features of enrollment in the CME for Reviewers service include:

  • A journal-branded page containing service information, reviewer resources, and instructions for claiming credit
  • Inclusion of the journal in the Reviewer section of Wiley Author Services among titles offering the service.
  • EEO updates including addition of educational outcome questions, reviewer invitation text, and reporting
  • CME for Reviewers badge, banner information and marketing text for promotion
  • Automated monthly delivery of certificates to reviewers

To enroll a journal in the CME for Reviewers service, please complete the application form below to identify relevant journal information for indexing/build considerations, and to document relevant compliance fields required for accreditation.

If you have questions regarding the application or would like to learn more information about Wiley’s accredited learning portfolio, please contact David Kempe at [email protected].


Examples: Improve care coordination; Better communication with patients and families; Want to give better feedback to students.
Examples: We need strategies to discuss difficult topics with family members; Don’t know best ways to improve team collaboration
Examples: Eliminate stigmatizing language from communications with patients; Improve my management skills
Activity formats (e.g., didactic, small group, interactive, hands-on skill labs) should be chosen based on what the provider hopes to change as a result of the education. Adult education literature provides guidance about which learning formats are more effective than others depending on the outcome that is desired, the setting, and the needs of the learners.
This list includes the Competencies of: ACGME/ABMS, Institute of Medicine, and Interprofessional Education Collaborative.
This is not a required feature for the service, however can be a useful tool in further assessing the breadth of the service's educational outcomes.
Accepting cascaded reviews/manuscripts does not prohibit a journal from utilizing the service, however knowledge of such relationships will help us as our technology evolves.
While new assets will be created to promote availability of manuscript review credits for the journal, this will ensure the service is acknowledged in existing engagement areas of the reviewer pool.