The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
As an accredited provider, the ASLMS may grant AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the review of manuscripts submitted for possible publication in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM), which is the official Journal of the Society and published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Manuscript Review for CME Activity Overview
ASLMS offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for reviewing manuscripts. Only reviews received on time and judged to be satisfactory by the Editor-‐in-‐Chief will be eligible for CME credit.
Features most important to the quality of manuscript review include: adherence to reviewer guidelines, accuracy, specificity, completeness, usefulness of recommendations, internal consistency, tone and mindfulness of the needs of the biomedical and biophotonics communities.
The granting of American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal (LSM) manuscript review process emphasizes the education benefit reviewers (as learners) receive by participating in the manuscript review process.
There is no limit to the number of manuscripts a physician may review. However, the AMA stipulates that a limit of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for journal manuscript reviews can be used toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award per year. Therefore, the ASLMS has adopted a limit of awarding 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year per individual reviewer for manuscript review.
To obtain CME credit for manuscript review, reviewers must indicate a request for credit on the provided reviewer form and complete their reviews in a timely manner. Reviewers must acknowledge commercial support (if applicable) and financial interests, arrangements, or affiliations with any commercial entity that may have a direct or indirect interest in the content of manuscripts submitted to LSM.
The ASLMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of up 15 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Brian F. Wong, MD, PhD
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
CME Director, ASLMS