Available Until 12/31/2022

How to Provide a High-Quality Peer Review for Journals

Course Description:

The retraction of two articles in May 2020 involving COVID-19 treatments in high-profile medical journals has once again raised the stakes for the scientific peer-review system. Yet, published standards to guide the conduct of peer review are lacking. Potential reviewers, and even experienced peer reviewers may feel unsure of how to assess as comprehensively as possible the validity of a scientific manuscript. In this session, the presenters offer much-needed education and support for quality peer review, including a how-to session that will build confidence in the system and encourage attendees to offer their services as peer reviewers.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Characterize the ways in which the peer-review process assists journal editors in screening content.
  •  Understand how the peer-review process is conducted, including the roles of the peer reviewer(s). 
  • Understand how to critically review manuscripts. 
  • Describe how to provide constructive comments to the authors and editors for improving the manuscript’s quality.


Stanton R. Mehr


SM Health Communications

Editorial Advisory Board,

Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP)


Daniel R, Malcom, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Louisville, KY

Karen Stockl, PharmD, MS

Health Economics and Outcomes Research and Real World Evidence


Laguna Niguel, CA

Schedule of Educational Activity:

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass or continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation.


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-21-032-H04-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1
Release Date: August 13, 2021 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Activity Fee: Free for Members and Non-Members

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP 2021 Virtual.CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements:

System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating websites. View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities.


Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-21-032-H04-P 1 Contact Hour July 15, 2021 - December 31, 2022