EARNING CME CREDIT FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AASM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME can be earned by reading designated articles and completing the online CME post-test and evaluation within one year of the date of publication. The online examination and management system enables subscribers to review individualized records of their CME history and print letters of participation. Both member and non-member subscribers to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine must purchase access to each CME post-test. Post-test attempts are sold in packages, enabling subscribers to manage their CME over time. To earn credit, look for the “CME” symbol next to the title of designated articles. Select the article and then click on the “Earn CME credit online” link. The online system will guide you through the process of purchasing post-test attempts, answering the post-test questions and evaluation questions, and printing your participation letter.
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EARNING CME CREDIT FOR MANUSCRIPT REVIEWERS
CME credit is available to reviewers of original manuscripts. Physicians may claim CME credit for a maximum of five (5) reviews per calendar year. Only reviews received on time and judged as satisfactory by the Editor (either the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor or Associate Editor) responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credit.
Accreditation and designation statements:
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AASM designates this manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
After concluding a thorough review of a submitted manuscript and associated literature, participants should be able to:
- Integrate new discoveries or observations in the field of sleep medicine that will improve performance in practice
- Critically analyze medical literature, current issues, multidisciplinary patient care, and practice management in the field of sleep medicine
- Evaluate how a research question or investigational clinical application is formulated and articulated in a proposed manuscript
- Synthesize the literature with a thorough review of the proposed manuscript thereby identifying its strengths and weaknesses prior to publication
Manuscript reviewers have access to the conflicts of interest disclosures for each author of a manuscript.
Only reviews received on time (as defined in the invitation to review, usually 14 days from receipt of manuscript) and judged as satisfactory by the Editor (Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor or Associate Editor) responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credit. The features that contribute most importantly to the quality of manuscript reviews for the journals include: adherence to reviewer guidelines, specificity and accuracy, completeness, usefulness of recommendations to both editors and authors, tone, internal consistency, and mindfulness of the needs of the journals’ readers and the medical community as a whole.
To prepare a high quality review, the reviewer should consider existing evidence when preparing his/her comments. The reviewer should place the current work in the context of existing evidence in the area, describe the unique contributions of the current work, and comment on any inconsistencies of the current work with previous research in the area as well as any methodologic or experimental issues.
To submit a request for CME credit, the journal reviewer must download the credit claim form and email it to Ms. Rosanne Money, Publications Assistant, at email@example.com within 90 days of the review.
You will be notified via email if your review of the assigned manuscript was completed on time and if it meets our criteria for CME credit; the email will contain a letter verifying your receipt of CME credit. This service is provided at no charge to AASM members; non-members may request CME credit for a fee of $40 per review.
Ms. Rosanne Money, Journal Assistant
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2510 North Frontage Road
Darien, IL 60561