We extend our sincere appreciation to the more than 300 colleagues who performed peer review for Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) in 2009. Without their hard work, AEM would not be able to present to our readers the excellent original research and academic contributions that fill these pages each month. The talent, thoughtfulness, and responsiveness of our peer reviewers have helped us maintain the quality of the medical literature presented in AEM.
Among these numbers are some who deserve special recognition because of their consistently excellent performance. These 30 “Outstanding Reviewers” each met all of the following criteria:
- - Provided at least five high-quality reviews
- - Had a mean review score of >85% across at least three decision editors
- - Accepted at least two-thirds of all review requests
- - Submitted no more than one review late
We again extend our thanks to all of these dedicated individuals.