ACR Journals Peer Review Mentoring Program
Rheum With a (re)View is the ACR Journals peer review mentoring program in which early-career investigators are mentored by experienced investigator/authors on how to conduct manuscript review. The purpose of the program is to engage and educate the next generation of potential reviewers for the ACR journals at a time when it is increasingly difficult for journals to find enough willing and well-qualified manuscript reviewers.
About the Mentoring Program
Each mentor is assigned two-three mentees who are selected through an application process. Mentees complete an online self-study course on reviewing journal articles and then begin collaborating with their mentors. When mentors receives a manuscript to review for one of the ACR journals, they share the manuscript with their mentees and use it for training on how to conduct peer review.
Inaugural Mentoring Class
In its inaugural year (2022), the mentoring program recruited 13 mentors, each serving for a 2-year term.
Upcoming Mentoring Class
The next class for mentors and mentees is tentatively scheduled for Spring of 2024. Details on eligibility and the application process will be available when the next program date is finalized.