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Call for Reviewers

The Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine & Acute Care (MedJEM) is recruiting reviewers in the different journal fields. More information about MedJEM can be found on

Reviewer requirements:

  • Must hold a primary or secondary academic faculty appointment at a university or medical center.
  • Must have one or more original research publication listed on his or her CV.
  • A letter of interest and most recent CV.
  • Willingness to review a at least 1 manuscript in 6 months.
  • Readiness to commit to complete the assigned review within 14 days of request. If the reviewer is unable to complete the review within 14 days, she/he must notify the editorial office at
  • Reviewers must complete the Peer Review Training Module created by Annals of Emergency Medicine that can be found here.

All interested reviewers acknowledge that:

  • The authors remain confidential and blinded during the review process.
  • The reviewer may not disclose any details of the review until after an official decision has been made.
  • Reviewer comments and critiques are not published with the manuscript.

Peer Review Policy:

MedJEM adheres to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publications. All submitted manuscripts undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process, where the authors and reviewers are blinded from each other’s names or affiliations. Editors are not to disclose the confidentiality of reviewers or authors. Details of the review are not revealed to the authors until review is complete and an official decision on the manuscript is made. Editors, editorial staff and reviewers are not to discuss publicly any authors’ works until publication. Manuscripts sent for review are privileged information and are the sole property of the authors until publication, at which time the manuscript is under the creative common license.

All section editors assign at least 2 reviewers to whom the identities of the authors remain anonymous. Reviewers provide thorough feedback on the assigned article and make recommendations to the editors regarding the following:

  • Critique of the methodology
  • The impact and strength of the article
  • Significant limitations that need to be addressed
  • Are tables and figures relevant and suitable to the manuscript
  • Comments on the clarify, brevity and grammar

We welcome reviewers from all medical and healthcare specialties with special interest in acute care. 

Interested reviewers should reply to this email address ( with their interest stated and CV attached.