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April 18, 2023

CME Now Available for NASSJ Reviewers

As of April 1, NASSJ offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ CME for registered physician reviewers who complete academically rigorous manuscript reviews meeting all necessary requirements. The editorial office will track qualifying reviews, and eligible reviewers will receive information regarding how to claim credits at the time a decision is made on a manuscript.

The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates each manuscript review 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.

There is no limit to the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits a physician may earn from journal manuscript reviews, however, the AMA stipulates that a limit of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from reviews can be used towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award per year.

You can learn more about the requirements to earn and collect CME for reviewers here:

If you’re interested in becoming a NASSJ reviewer, please send an email expressing your interest along with your CV to

You can also read the latest research published in the journal at