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Osteoporosis International

Osteoporosis International

With other metabolic bone diseases

Editors-in-Chief: R. Lindsay; J. Kanis

ISSN: 0937-941X (print version)
ISSN: 1433-2965 (electronic version)

Journal no. 198

CME

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) CREDIT FOR U.S. BASED MANUSCRIPT REVIEWERS 

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) strive to present evidence-based information to physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals in order to improve the prevention, diagnosis and clinical management of osteoporosis and associated fractures. Medical practice is informed by a thorough knowledge of scientific methods. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the current issues and developments in the field is necessary to ensure the highest standard of care for patients with osteoporosis. One means of providing that knowledge and understanding is the process of manuscript review. Review of manuscripts being considered for publication in Osteoporosis International, a joint initiative of IOF and NOF, provides a format for learning, helps reviewers to improve their skills in performing critical analysis of the medical literature, and ultimately improves the quality of the resulting publications. Credit for manuscript review is available for U.S. based physicians for reviewers from either the European or North American editorial office. This program is administered through NOF on behalf of both organizations.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NOF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Those who serve as manuscript reviewers for Osteoporosis International may claim up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per review, up to a maximum of five reviews of 15 CME credits per calendar year.
Please submit only submit one request per manuscript. Credits are based on the number of hours spent on this review. To claim credit for manuscript review, complete the information below, sign and submit to the North American Editorial Office, to the attention of Adrianne Tewksbury with your manuscript review (tewksburya@helenhayeshosp.org).
Target Audience
Clinical investigators and clinicians in endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedics and bone metabolism and in other specialties with appropriate qualifications to perform manuscript review.
Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:
• Improve their skills in performing critical analyses of the medical literature.
• Improve their knowledge of current issues and developments in the field of endocrinology and allied sciences.
• Improve their behavior and performance in practice.
Procedure for Reviewers
1. Reviewers should follow standard procedures for manuscript review
2. To request credit, complete the form at the bottom of this page entitled 'CME Credit Request for Manuscript Review Form'
3. Submit completed form with your review to Adrianne Tewksbury in the North American Editorial Office: tewksburya@helenhayeshosp.org
4. CME certificates will be sent to the reviewer by email

 

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    An international multi-disciplinary journal which is a joint initiative between the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, Osteoporosis International provides a forum for the communication and exchange of current ideas concerning the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.

    It publishes: original papers - reporting progress and results in all areas of osteoporosis and its related fields; review articles - reflecting the present state of knowledge in special areas of summarizing limited themes in which discussion has led to clearly defined conclusions; educational articles - giving information on the progress of a topic of particular interest; case reports - of uncommon or interesting presentations of the condition.

    While focusing on clinical research, the Journal will also accept submissions on more basic aspects of research, where they are considered by the editors to be relevant to the human disease spectrum.

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    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation; and that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders.

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