CME for Reviewers

Kaiser Permanente, The Permanente Journal, The Permanente Medical GroupAs of October 21, 2013, The Permanente Journal is offering CME credit to reviewers for completing reviews. Reviewers can earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year for this activity. Three (3) credits are available per reviewed manuscript. To obtain credit, reviewers must:

  • Review the provided author and co-author Disclosure Statements showing author conflict of interest
  • Complete the manuscript review fully
  • Submit a completed Reviewer Disclosure Statement (conflict of interest declaration)
  • Fill out the Reviewer CME form (use the fillable, saveable PDF)

The necessary forms are all available (left side of this page) on the CME for Reviewers site. These forms have been adapted so you can fill out and save them right on your computer. Simply e-mail them to us once complete. Please contact our CME department at if you have any questions.


You may always complete reviews without applying for credit. If you do not wish to apply for credit, you must still complete the Disclosure Statement annually, but you may disregard the rest of this information and complete your review as normal.


Eligible article types


Not all articles are eligible for CME credit. We can only grant credit for reviews of the following article types: review articles; original research; health systems/policy; systematic review/meta-analysis; quality improvement practice description; special reports; case studies.


Reviewer Disclosure Statement


We are required to obtain one signed disclosure statement from each reviewer per calendar year. This statement confirms that there are no conflicts of interest. If your conflict of interest situation changes, however (ie, change in employment or funding), a new disclosure statement must be submitted. This form is attached to the invitation e-mail, and it can also be downloaded here.

Please note that reviewer CME credit cannot be granted if your Reviewer Disclosure statement has not been submitted.

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