Once again, the editorial staff and I are happy to acknowledge the contributions of our reviewers. Thank you for another year of support.
Peer review is at the heart of the quality of a scholarly publication. Reviewers assess the merits of a manuscript in terms of its contribution to the knowledge base, its relevance to practice and policy, its rigor, and its clarity of presentation. An excellent review is a constructive critique; an outstanding review is a guide to revision. Our goal is to publish the best scholarship possible from the many submissions that we receive, and reviewers are central to the process. We realize that conducting a review is a labor of love and a commitment to the collective effort of advancing knowledge, stimulating research, and improving practice and policy. All of us at Psychiatric Services thank you.—Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., Editor
Note: Because of the copy deadline for the December issue, the reviewers listed below are those who submitted a review between October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010.