Manuscript Reviewer CME Information

Through an objective and thorough review of submitted manuscripts, Reviewers will increase their knowledge and skills in their field of expertise and acquire new information and technology that can be applied to their clinical practice and/or research. The incorporation of a continuing medical education (CME) process into the manuscript review process provides the opportunity to educate the Reviewers (as learners) in the manuscript review process as well. In this manuscript review activity, the Editors assume the role of program directors/moderators and identify the learners by selecting the appropriate Reviewer based on their expertise and/or clinical experience. Each Reviewer is informed of the objectives and criteria for a quality review each time they are invited. Once a review is completed, the Editors score that review. These scores, as well as the number of late and declined reviews, are used as an oversight method to ensure the quality of reviews.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Improve knowledge of current issues and developments in the area of vascular disease.
  2. Increase skills in performing critical analyses of the medical literature.
  3. Improve behavior and performance in practice.

Target Audience

Vascular Surgeons and physicians in related specialties who review manuscripts submitted to JVS for possible publication.


The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

SVS designates this manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Awarding CME

At the end of each calendar year, the JVS Editorial Office tallies the number of successfully completed reviews. Reviews that received a score of 30 or less are deemed unacceptable and will not merit AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ You will be instructed to complete an online form at the end of the year to receive your AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for this activity. Three AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are awarded for each manuscript review. Physicians may claim a total of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per year of manuscript review. Reviewers who complete five or more reviews receive no more than 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The Excel data is then sent to the SVS Office where the CME certificates are generated and returned to the JVS Editorial Office. The JVS Editorial Office then sends a CME certificate to each reviewer who has completed an acceptable review during the previous calendar year.

Financial Disclosures

JVS Editors (editors, associate editors, assistant editors) have no relevant financial relationships to disclose per the SVS policy that requires JVS Editors have no direct financial relationships with industry during their terms of service.

SVS Staff Disclosure

SVS staff associated with the development of this activity has nothing to disclose.