Recognition for reviewers

Peer review may seem like a thankless task, but without it research would be unreliable. BMJ values reviewers and wants to encourage good standards of review; here are some of the rewards that we offer:

  • CME credits – Editors rate reviews based on timeliness and quality. For those reviews with the highest marks we offer up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
  • APC discounts – 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. Please take note that our hybrid journals, including The BMJ, do not offer reviewer discounts on the APC.
  • Certificates for completed reviews are available upon request.