Review a Manuscript for Continuing Education or Service Credits

APA is pleased to offer an online video course called "How to Review a Manuscript for Continuing Education or Service Credits". The 40 minute video presentation is by Harris Cooper, PhD, APA's Chief Editorial Advisor and former Editor of Psychological Bulletin, and Gary R. VandenBos, PhD, APA Publisher and Managing Editor of American Psychologist.

By viewing the video, you can become eligible to receive Continuing Education (CE) or Service credit for reviewing future manuscripts.

To view the video, you first need to complete a registration request form. Once the registration process is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the video.

Note: You must have a MyAPA account to access the video.


Once you have completed the video, you may be eligible for CE credits when reviewing manuscripts for journals published by APA.

Details of the CE and Service Credit program for reviewing manuscripts are:

  • You can receive one CE credit or one Service credit for each qualifying review you complete for an APA published journal in the 12 months following your completion of the online video. There is a maximum of six CE credits that may be earned in a 12 month period. There is no limit to the number of Service credits that may be earned.
  • At the end of each 12-month period following your completion of the current video you will be required to view one of the future videos to renew your eligibility to earn credits for reviewing.
  • A qualifying review will be any review that is judged to be informative and useful by the Action Editor who requested your review. APA will capture this information via our online peer-review and manuscript tracking system.
  • At the end of the 12-month period, you can request a certificate detailing the credits you have earned for reviewing manuscripts for APA journals. To request your certificate, please contact APA Journals.

If you are not currently a reviewer for an APA-published journal and would like to learn more about how to become one, visit the Reviewers for Journal Manuscripts Wanted page.