It was almost like an essential initiation rite when, as the new team of editors arrived at the Archives of Internal Medicine,1 one of our priority engagements was with the peer reviewer process. This engagement has become lasting and compelling. Why? Because peer reviewers form one of the larger, load-bearing pillars on which the medical profession’s edifice rests. And, for most of the medical publishing world, that pillar is not in the best of shape.2- 4 For the ARCHIVES, we have been seeking and pursuing you, the profession’s peer reviewers. We intend to continue cultivating our relationships with you as we work with you to build up this pillar.
Emanuel LL. Peer Review and Professionalism at the Archives of Internal Medicine. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(22):2559-2560. doi:10.1001/archinte.165.22.2559