The Peer Review Process

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The Peer Review Process

L. Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., FACSM |  Dec. 21, 2020

You’ve done the research, written the manuscript and submitted to the journal. What happens next?

A scientific journal will enter your manuscript into a rigorous review by subject matter experts (your peers) prior to accepting the manuscript for publication.

Why is this peer review important? L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, FACSM — Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® and ACSM President-Elect — states that peer review “protects the integrity of what we do.” Hear more of what Dr. Gladden has to say:


ACSM MSSE peer review infographic 


For more details, read The life of a manuscript: The peer review process.