Christoph I. Lee, MD, deputy editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, contributed this post.

As the deputy editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), I work with editor-in-chief Ruth Carlos, MD and our peer reviewers to inform, educate and engage radiologists. Together we curate scholarly content that provides our colleagues with the information and tools they need to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care and advance the practice of radiology, radiation oncology and medical physics. Our efforts are made possible through the long-term commitment of peer reviewers who advise on the JACR’s content and provide meaningful feedback on how submitted manuscripts can be improved.

This year, we introduced the JACR Silver Medal in Manuscript Review to recognize the contributions of peer reviewers who have reached the milestone achievement of providing at least 50 high-quality manuscript reviews over a lifetime.

Congratulations to the following inaugural recipients, who were honored during our annual JACR banquet at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting in Chicago:

  • Lincoln L. Berland, MD, FACR
  • Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR
  • Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD
  • William A. Murphy, Jr., MD, FACR
  • Lee Bennett, MD, MA, FACR
  • David C. Levin, MD, FACR

The JACR acknowledges the critical contributions of our reviewers, who work tirelessly to provide timely and meaningful feedback for our authors and editors. We also recognize their service through SA-CME Credits, published acknowledgments and milestone awards such as the JACR Silver Medal.

The role of peer review for medical journals is critical to ensure that high-quality science is published and to help authors improve their manuscripts prior to publication. We are fortunate to have exemplary peer reviewers for the JACR.

Ready to start reviewing for the JACR? Please visit the JACR website for more information and to complete your profile. The JACR also recently created the JACR Reviewer Toolkit to provide a comprehensive reviewer guide to support article review and ultimately help the JACR maintain its tradition of innovative excellence.

  • Have you ever participated as a peer reviewer for an academic journal? Share your experience.

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