The Reviewer Academy of the Society of Critical Care Medicine: Key Principles and Strategic Plan

Peta M.A. Alexander, Rebecca A. Aslakson, Erin F. Barreto, Jan Hau Lee, Heather Meissen, Brenda M. Morrow, Lama Nazer, Richard D. Branson, Kirby P. Mayer, Natalie Napolitano, Meghan B. Lane-Fall, Andrea Sikora, Preeti R. John, R. Phillip Dellinger, Margaret Parker, Andrew Argent, Adjoa Boateng, Thomas P. Green, Sapna R. Kudchadkar, David M. MasloveMegan A. Rech, Lauren R. Sorce, Robert C. Tasker, Timothy G. Buchman, Paul A. Checchia*

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Reviewer Academy seeks to train and establish a community of trusted, reliable, and skilled peer reviewers with diverse backgrounds and interests to promote high-quality reviews for each of the SCCM journals. Goals of the Academy include building accessible resources to highlight qualities of excellent manuscript reviews; educating and mentoring a diverse group of healthcare professionals; and establishing and upholding standards for insightful and informative reviews. This manuscript will map the mission of the Reviewer Academy with a succinct summary of the importance of peer review, process of reviewing a manuscript, and the expected ethical standards of reviewers. We will equip readers to target concise, thoughtful feedback as peer reviewers, advance their understanding of the editorial process and inspire readers to integrate medical journalism into diverse professional careers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1123
Number of pages13
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • continuing education
  • interprofessional education
  • mentoring
  • peer review
  • research ethics


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