The American Journal of Managed Care® is a peer-reviewed publication that considers clinical and policy issues of importance to managed care decision makers, ranging from primary care physicians to medical directors. Peer review is a 2-step process. All papers undergo a substantive critical review, while many are also given a relevance review.
The editorial office contacts reviewers in advance and asks them to complete their evaluation of a manuscript within 3 weeks. Reviewers are asked to treat manuscripts as confidential communications and not to share their content with anyone (except colleagues whom they ask to assist in reviewing) or to use the content for their own purposes. We do not send a manuscript to a reviewer who is affiliated with the same institution as any of the authors and ask reviewers to declare any potential conflicts of interest, such as personal ties to an organization with a vested interest in the topic of the manuscript. We grade the quality and promptness of reviews to help us identify high-quality reviewers.