About peer review
How are materials reviewed?
DFCM Open uses DFCM faculty members to peer review submitted work. DFCM Open has developed a peer review evaluation tool and process that follows academic best practices while supporting the unique needs of the innovative DFCM Open website.
Who can be a DFCM Open peer reviewer?
• DFCM faculty members
• DFCM residents or fellows may participate if the lead reviewer is a DFCM faculty member
Why become a DFCM Open peer reviewer?
• Peer review is a scholarly activity and can contribute to academic promotion.
• Gain exposure to a wealth of new clinical research, quality improvement (QI) and teaching resources with possible direct application to one’s own practice.
• Gain exposure to different types of creative professional activity within family medicine.
• Grow expertise in analytical and critical assessment skills.
• Be inspired to create your own innovative works or improve upon those already published.
• Maximize your potential to form new collaborations with other clinicians and academics within DFCM and abroad.
What would I be reviewing?
Submissions to DFCM Open can include the following items: articles, reviews, reports, manuals, summaries, one-pagers, clinical decision aids and calculators, evaluation tools, care pathways, order sets, clinical directives, patient education materials, teaching and research aids, posters, apps for mobile devices, guidelines, EMR resources (e-forms, patient education materials, clinical decision aids), lectures / seminars / workshops, etc.
Items can be in a variety of formats, e.g., Word document, PDF, spreadsheet, video, audio or image. They can also be web links.
How long will I have to complete the review?
How do I evaluate the item?
You will receive a peer review form to use when evaluating DFCM Open submissions. You will submit the completed form to DFCM Open administrators for processing and recordkeeping.