Peer Reviewing for PA Journals

This activity will provide PAs and PA faculty with an orientation to the responsibilities and expectations of peer reviewers for PA-oriented journals. Presenters will briefly highlight the important role that peer review plays for these journals. Methods and strategies that will be discussed and demonstrated include best practices and creating a valuable peer review. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the described skills by peer reviewing a manuscript and will gain valuable skills associated with publishing and peer review. Publication of articles and the scholarly review of submitted manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals are widely accepted and valued forms of scholarship among institutes of higher education. Scholarship can be an important responsibility and expectation for faculty members and clinicians alike. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:  

  • Describe the purpose of peer review
  • Articulate the steps in the peer review process
  • Identify the best practices associated with peer reviewing manuscripts
  • Peer review a manuscript submission for a PA-oriented journal