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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Earn CME by Reading Selected Journal Articles

You can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from the AASM by reading selected articles from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). In each monthly issue of JCSM, two articles are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, enabling you to earn 2.0 credits for each issue.

Simply go to the AASM online store to browse the journal CME list that is available in the “JCSM Articles” category. New CME articles are added every month, and CME credit remains available for designated articles for one year after publication.

Select an issue from the list and complete your purchase to access the two articles designated for CME credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to pass the post-test to earn CME credit for each article. 

Earn CME by Reviewing Manuscripts

CME credit is available based on a learner’s participation in a manuscript’s pre-publication review process. Physicians may claim CME credit for a maximum of five (5) reviews per calendar year. Please see the criteria below for information about which reviews are eligible for CME credit.

The AASM designates each manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Learning Objectives:
After concluding a thorough review of a submitted manuscript and associated literature, participants should be able to:

  • Integrate new discoveries or observations in the field of sleep medicine that will improve performance in practice
  • Critically analyze medical literature, current issues, multidisciplinary patient care, and practice management in the field of sleep medicine
  • Evaluate how a research question or investigational clinical application is formulated and articulated in a proposed manuscript
  • Synthesize the literature with a thorough review of the proposed manuscript thereby identifying its strengths and weaknesses prior to publication

Manuscript reviewers have access to the author conflicts of interest disclosures for each manuscript reviewed.

CME requests must be made within 6 months of the completion of the review. Only reviews of the initial submission of an original research article are eligible for CME credit. Furthermore, only reviews received on time (as defined in the invitation to review, usually 14 days from receipt of manuscript) and judged as satisfactory by the Editor (Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor or Associate Editor) responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credit.

A satisfactory review should follow the published JCSM manuscript review criteria. The features that contribute most importantly to a satisfactory review for the journal include: specificity and accuracy, completeness, usefulness of recommendations to both editors and authors, tone, internal consistency, and mindfulness of the needs of the journals’ readers and the medical community as a whole. To prepare a high quality review, the reviewer should consider existing evidence when preparing his/her comments. The reviewer should place the current work in the context of existing evidence in the area, describe the unique contributions of the current work, and comment on any inconsistencies of the current work with previous research in the area as well as any methodologic or experimental issues.

To claim CME credit for reviewing a manuscript:

  • Log in to (new users will need to register an account)
  • Choose “Self-Report”
  • Click “New Self-Report Activity”
  • Follow the instructions to request your credit for JCSM Manuscript Review

You will be notified via email if your request is approved or denied. If your claim is approved, you will need to log into your account and complete the evaluation prior to receiving your credit.

For questions regarding your review:
Rosanne Money, Journal Assistant
Email: [email protected]

For questions regarding CME:
Alyssa Ebersole, CME and Exams Project Coordinator:
Email: [email protected]