Annals of Internal Medicine sent me a personalized thank you letter

It is a surprise for me to receive a personalized thank you from the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine", an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians. It is also one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

Here is the details of the letter:

March 17, 2022

Dear Dr. Yuan,

I write to thank you for the exceptionally fine quality of your efforts as a reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine during 2021. Annals' reputation for excellence depends on our reviewers. We grade the quality of each review and our editors gave the top grade to the work you did for Annals in 2021. We know who our best reviewers are and you are one of them.

Despite the "behind the scenes" nature of the work, reviewing for journals is a vital component of scholarship. By helping to improve the quality of published work, superb reviewers not only help the journal, but also authors, readers, and even the general public. Authors value a good critique, especially if the reviewer's suggestions have the tone of a friend and advisor. Deans, departmental chairs, division chiefs, and tenure and promotion committees appreciate knowing that a faculty member is playing an important role in the scientific enterprise.

I want outstanding reviewers to receive the credit they deserve for their work. Therefore, I encourage you to send a copy of this letter to others that you think should see it and to note on your CV the honor conveyed by this letter.

Again, many thanks for putting in the extra effort.

Sincere regards,

Christine Laine, MD, MPH

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