Advice from a Master Peer Reviewer

This episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast was originally released in August 2018.

Guest Carl Stevens, MD, MPH, joins hosts Toni Gallo and former editor-in-chief David Sklar, MD, to discuss the peer review process. Carl is a 10-time winner of the journal’s Excellence in Reviewing Award. He shares his reasons for serving as a peer reviewer and his process for evaluating submissions, including practical advice about the logistics of completing a review and what he looks for in a submission. This episode is meant to be a resource for new and seasoned reviewers who want to improve their reviewing skills.

It’s now available through Apple PodcastsSpotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

Other resources for reviewers are available on AM Rounds and

A transcript of this episode is available at