Rewards for reviewers
Peer review must often seem like a thankless task, but without it journals could not survive. BMJ values reviewers and wants to encourage good standards of review, here are some of the rewards that we offer:
Editors rate reviews based on timeliness and quality. For the reviews that are awarded maximum marks (ie, are returned within the deadline and constructively critique the article and help editors assess its importance and originality) we offer, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
Reviewers on our pure Open Access journals receive a 25% discount on OA charges if they submit an article as a corresponding author within a year of submitting their review.
All journals publish a complete list of reviewers on the website at the end of each year.
Certificates for completed reviews are available upon request.