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Review process

This journal uses a single-blind model of peer review. The author does not know the identity of the reviewers, but the reviewers know the identity of the author. 


Introductory resources for peer reviewers can be found on Cambridge Core here.


Guidance on ethical peer review can be found on Cambridge Core here.


Each manuscript is evaluated by two editors; most are sent to two outside reviewers. Authors are notified as soon as possible regarding the acceptability of their manuscripts. Note that acceptability may sometimes hinge on whether the manuscript is within the scope of the journal, the originality and quality of the study, and appropriateness and utility for our readership.

Authors of accepted manuscripts are asked to sign a copyright transfer form, transferring copyright to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Material published in the journal may not be reproduced or published elsewhere without written consent of the Society and the publisher. Direct requests about licensing and permissions to Cambridge University Press via the ICHE website. Note that an article is in the public domain only if all authors are employees of the US government.

Every manuscript that is accepted for publication, except for Supplemental Appendix material, is edited according to the journal's style and format requirements before it is published online and in print. After the manuscript has been edited and typeset, the author responsible for correspondence will receive an e-mail message from the Cambridge University Press production staff, containing instructions for obtaining page proofs in PDF form from a secure Web site. Authors are asked to respond to all queries from the Press's production editors and to provide any additional corrections within 48 hours after the proof notification. Once page proofs are sent, authors will be able to order reprints or offprints of their article or a printed copy of the issue by visiting the Cambridge University Reprint Order Center online at: