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Journal Health and Wellness - Reviewer Workshop from July 2023 AOSSM Annual Meeting

Journal Reviewers' Workshop: Journal Health and Wellness

This presentation is a recorded capture from Reviewer Workshop on July 13, 2023 in Washington, DC at the AOSSM Annual Meeting.


Edward M. Wojtys, MD Editor in Chief, Sports Health


Learning objectives:

  1. The participant should be able to define how the Impact Factor of a journal is determined and understand its applicability.  Other metrics being used to evaluate a manuscript’s importance are being employed and will be discussed.
  2. The critical importance of the Peer Review process will be reviewed and the consequences of passing this critical step in publishing will be explained.  The participant should be able to identify how to recognize predatory open access journals.
  3. The participant should be able to discuss how publishing agreements are changing the scientific publishing business and the impact this will have on Medical Science.


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CLAIMING CREDIT In order to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ participants must complete the activity and evaluation. Please note that this is an online-only activity. Participants must complete the activity and evaluation online. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT In accordance with the guidelines of the ACCME, it is the policy of the AOSSM that faculty and planners disclose to the learners all financial relationships during the past twelve months with any commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients). In accordance with AOSSM policy, faculty participation is predicated upon timely submission and review of AOSSM disclosures. Non-compliance results in faculty being stricken from the program.

Additional resources for further study:

1. Björk B, Solomon D. Open access versus subscription journals: a comparison of scientific impact. BMC Medicine. 2012;10:73.

2. Bohannon J. Who’s afraid of peer review? Science. 2013;342(6154):60-65.

3. Citation Impact. Wikepedia. Updated July 9, 2023. Accessed July 17, 2023.

4. Fazackerley A. ‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees. Observer. May 8, 2023. Accessed July 2023.

5. Gasparyan AY, Yessirkepov M, Voronov AA, Koroleva AM, Kitas GD. Comprehensive approach to open access publishing: platforms and tools. J Korean Med Sci. 2019;34(27):e184.

6. Gilbert N. Editor will quit over hoax paper: computer-generated manuscript accepted for publication in open-access journal. Nature. June 15, 2009. Accessed July 2023.

7. Järvi U. Open Access attracts swindlers and idealists. Finn Med J. 2012;67:666-667.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 08/30/2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
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